But, many fans and media have said it appears Tebow never got a true opportunity to be the playmaker everyone expected.
‘‘I'm not going to get into that fair shake, not fair shake, all of those kinds of things,’’ Sparano said. ‘‘Tim played his role and has done his role as well as expected right now. In other words, he’s done everything we've asked him to do so far.’’
Tebow repeatedly said he was ‘‘excited’’ to be a member of the Jets when he first came from Denver in a trade in March, and he reiterated that throughout the season. But he acknowledged that he was ‘‘a little bit disappointed’’ that Ryan chose McElroy to start over him — at least for Sunday.
Now, Tebow could be an ex-Jet less than a year after he came to New York with lots of expectations.
‘‘I've always, since I was a young boy, believed in myself and the abilities that God has given me and I just look forward to having an opportunity to try to show those again,’’ Tebow said. ‘‘I'm pretty positive and I look forward to the future and what’s going to happen.’’
It won’t be in New York, though. And the inability to consistently find a way to effectively use Tebow could end up costing Sparano his job, too.
‘‘That’s not for me to assess,’’ Sparano said. ‘‘Somebody else will do that.’’
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