New York Jet's backup quarterback Tim Tebow is to quit professional football. The former Florida Gators and Denver Broncos star told shocked reporters after the Jet's 35 - 9 win over the Colts.
"I feel pretty much redundant here in New York." Tebow told NBC in a hastily organized interview "I spend most of the week sitting in church halls chatting to old folk and then on a Sunday I put on my Jets uniform and hang round the sideline for the game. I might as well be doing something else."
"So I'm going to retire from football and spend the rest of my time walking around all the major cities in the US telling people about the gospel. It'll be a sort of pilgrimage except I'll have a team of helpers and a winnebago."
Jets Head Coach Rex Ryan said "I don't care what he does. I don't really have a use for the guy at all. I think we only got him to try and sell a few extra season tickets. After he says the pre game prayer he is redundant. Maybe he can stick around and say prayers for the rest of the year then walk around the tailgaters talking about jesus."
It is thought that the Jets will claim Michael Vick off wavers to replace Tebow as his attitude and lifestyle is thought to be a better fit with New Jersey.