Steve Clarkson says Broncos sabotaged Tim Tebow
Tim Tebow’s private coach Steve Clarkson said Wednesday that the Denver Broncos sent him to the New York Jets to fail.
“You have a fragile-minded Mark Sanchez at quarterback. You stick Tim Tebow in there and you kill two birds with one stone. So if you’re Denver, you’ve got to be thinking, We send him to New York, we basically kill an opponent and, at the same time, Tim Tebow doesn’t come back to bite us in the proverbial butt, if you will, because he’s not going to make it out of there,” Clarkson said.
According to NJ.com, Clarkson has worked with many quarterbacks. He has tutored Ben Roethlisberger, Matt Barkley, Matt Leinart, and is currently helping Tebow improve his game.
Tebow did not start a single game for the New York Jets last season and was criticized by Mark Sanchez’s quarterback coach Jeff Garcia for the atmosphere he brought to the team.
However, with the struggles that Sanchez experienced last season, Clarkson said that the Jets did not allow Tebow to master the offense, but only run a limited amount of plays, according to ESPN.com.
“I think in Tim’s case, they walked him into New York and said, ‘We’ve got four plays for you. You execute these four plays and that’s all you’re going to get,’” Clarkson said.
Tebow’s career has plummeted ever since he took the Broncos to the playoffs in 2011. Although he may have had a great run with the Broncos, he may be jobless before the start of the next NFL season.
The Jets are expected to release Tebow if the team cannot trade him before or during the NFL draft.