The New York Jets have reported to training camp in Cortland, NY and to no one's surprise, one of the most popular players among the press was backup quarterback Tim Tebow.
Even though head coach Rex Ryan was sure to once again stress that Mark Sanchez is and will be the starter, Tebow was still the center of attention. Beyond playing behind Sanchez, little is known about what exactly Tebow's role will be on the team in 2012. Entering the first weekend of camp, Tebow knows as much about how much he'll play as he did during OTAs.
"I don't know. I don't have any preconceived notions of anything," Tebow said. "Just whatever I get I want to earn in camp and try to get better every single day. Just try to help this team win football games."
Tebow was able to work with Sanchez and some of the team's receivers when he attended the "Jets West" camp held during the break between OTAs and training camp. That time getting familiar with his new teammates will help him adjust to his new squad. Another thing that will ease the transition is having another SEC quarterback along on the ride with him in former Alabama star Greg McElroy.
The signal callers are teammates now, but went head-to-head in one of the biggest games of their college careers in the 2009 season.
"That was probably one of the first things he said to me, was talking about the SEC Championship game," Tebow said of the 32-12 spanking McElroy's squad put on the Gators. "It's just fun. We have a fun quarterback room."