Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 4/12/13
New York Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow plans to report for offseason workouts Monday with a ''great attitude.'' Speaking at his annual charity event in his hometown Friday night, Tebow offered little insight into his feelings about the Jets signing quarterback David Garrard or about the rampant speculation that his time in New York might be ending after one disappointing and unproductive season. ''It's nothing I can control, and like I've said ever since I was at Nease High School, I really try not to worry about what I can't control,'' Tebow said. ''Just try to have the best attitude, have the best effort, a great work ethic, and so far this offseason has been a lot of fun. Been my best yet.'' Tebow ran for just 102 yards last season, completed 6 of 8 passes for 39 yards and scored zero touchdowns after being acquired in a 2012 trade from Denver. Tebow went from being considered a key part of the offense to almost non-existent. Offensive coordinator Tony Sparano didn't know how to use him effectively, and Tebow wasn't particularly productive when he got his few snaps in the wildcat-style formation. He made his biggest mark on special teams as the personal punt protector, and did all he could to hide his frustration at not playing. The popular and polarizing player didn't get even get a chance when starter Mark Sanchez was benched for the first time in his career. Instead of going with Tebow, the No. 2 quarterback on the depth chart, Ryan went with third-stringer Greg McElroy. Acquiring Tebow ultimately led to general manager Mike Tannenbaum and Sparano losing their jobs. And the one failed season clouded Tebow's NFL prospects. No matter what, though, he insists he's a quarterback. ''It's always been my dream, always will be,'' Tebow said, essentially nixing any thoughts about switching to tight end, fullback or safety. After the Tim Tebow Foundation Celebrity Gala & Golf Classic at TPC Sawgrass, Tebow will return to New York and join his teammates for offseason conditioning. The team's quarterback position certainly is more crowded than ever, with the Jets bringing in Garrard to compete with Sanchez for the starting job. They also have Tebow, McElroy and Matt Simms on the roster. ''Yeah, I'll be there Monday ready to work out and have a great attitude,'' Tebow said. Tebow also downplayed the difficulty of the last few months, which included the signing of Garrard, his uncertain NFL future and even his hometown Jacksonville Jaguars publicly saying they have no interest in signing him even if he gets released. ''It's been a great offseason,'' Tebow said. ''I've had a great time.''
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Dirk Koetter responds to report that he has not supported Jameis Winston

Derek Carr takes full blame for weak Raiders performance

DeMarcus Lawrence blasts referees after Cowboys win

Cardinals, Luke Gregerson reportedly agreed to two-year deal

LeSean McCoy wins game with dash through snow in OT

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Seahawks' Malik McDowell arrested for disorderly conduct

LaVar Ball draws massive crowd at BBB pop-up shop in NYC

Cubs reportedly agree to two-year deal with Brandon Morrow

WATCH: Adam Vinatieri nails clutch FG after refs screw Colts on 2-point try

Yankees to officially announce Stanton trade on Monday

Kelvin Benjamin leaves game after apparently re-injuring knee

Sports & Politics Intersect: When Olympic gold corrupts

The 'And the winner is...' quiz

NHL Weekender: Caps gain ground, Kings ready to rule?

The naughty and nice athletes list for 2017

Dissecting the road to the NFL postseason

The 'What's old is new again (but also still old)' quiz

The NFC playoffs will be loaded from top to bottom

NFL Week 14 predictions

Is this when Zach Werenski and the Blue Jackets really get their season going?

Joel Embiid and displacing fundamental truths

Eight NFL teams in desperation mode heading into Week 14

The 'More power to you (for the right price)' quiz

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Sports & Politics Intersect: When Olympic gold corrupts

The best games of 2017

The naughty and nice athletes list for 2017

The 'And the winner is...' quiz

NHL Weekender: Caps gain ground, Kings ready to rule?

Dissecting the road to the NFL postseason

The 'What's old is new again (but also still old)' quiz

The NFC playoffs will be loaded from top to bottom

NFL Week 14 predictions

The 'More power to you (for the right price)' quiz

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker