Nothing like an Easter sermon to take a shot at the Jets.
Tim Tebow, the devout, God-fearing former NFL quarterback-turned-minor leaguer, took a shot at his old team on Sunday in order to make a greater point about the holiday.
“What we are talking about is the greatest trade in the history of the world. There have been some really big trades. The Red Sox traded Babe Ruth [to the Yankees] for $100,000. How’s that for a trade?
“Wayne Gretzky was traded for a couple of scrubs. How’s that for a trade?
“I got traded to the Jets. How’s that for a trade? That didn’t work out for anybody. When’s the last time a Jets trade worked out? Anyway, that’s beside the point.”
Tebow, the 32-year-old former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback at Florida, spent one year with the Jets, in 2012, and flopped as a fullback and tight end. He failed to parlay tryouts with the Patriots (2013) and Eagles (2015) before becoming a college football analyst at ESPN and getting a baseball shot with the Mets. Tebow has played parts of three minor league seasons since September 2016, reaching as high as Triple-A, though he hit just .163 there last season in 77 games.
But he hasn’t forgotten about the Jets, who have suffered four straight losing seasons and haven’t reached the playoffs since 2010.
Here is what followed the jab at the Jets:
“[Accepting Jesus Christ as your Savior] is the greatest trade in the history of the world. Why is this the greatest trade? You need to understand this, so you can understand the old versus the new. Do you know what the old is? Sin, dead, darkness, bondage, separation, lost, baggage. Do you know what the new is? Righteousness, alive, light, freedom, united in Christ, found, child of God, purpose, son, daughter, home in heaven, paid for. That’s what the new is.
“So you know what? We need to compare. When we accept Jesus for what he did on the cross in rising from the dead, we go from sin to righteousness, dead to alive, darkness to light, bondage to freedom, separation to united in Christ, lost to found, baggage to purpose, slave to son and debt to paid for. That’s what the trade is. And you want to understand the best part of the trade is that it’s free, is that it’s gift. It’s not about how good we are. It’s not about how much money we have. It’s not about what we bring to the table. It’s what Jesus did on the cross. It’s the free gift of eternal life.”
SOURCE: New York Post, Zach Braziller