Tim Tebow, New York Jets backup quarterback who has received as much media attention as the team's starter, is responding to critics who say he needs to be more tight-lipped around the press.
Tebow, 24, should speak less in front of media personnel according to ESPN analyst Tedy Brushchi, who said the popular backup QB should "disappear."
"Stop talking to the media so much. You need to disappear, okay, Tim Tebow," Brushchi said on the network recently. "You're not the starting quarterback, it's Mark Sanchez's team. I want my voice to come from my head coach and my quarterback -- my starting quarterback."
While Tebow is known for being a devout Christian athlete who has remained positive throughout negative media coverage, he responded to Brushchi's comments on Wednesday.
"To be honest, I just do what I'm told and, on this day, I'm told to talk to you -- so I'm talking to you,"Tebow told reporters while he was at minicamp on Wednesday. "I don't get paid enough to make all those decisions."
While Tebow said he had a lot of respect for Bruschi, New England Patriots linebacker turned analyst, he said he thought the ESPN correspondent would be more understanding of the situation.
SOURCE: Christian Post