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Tim Tebow responds to comments made by Boomer Esiason

08.07.12 at 9:19 am ET

On Monday, former Jets quarterback Boomer Esiason was critical of Tim Tebow on his radio show, telling the Jets they should cut the newly acquired quarterback. ‘€œIt’€™s just not in any way, shape or form benefiting this team. I just don’€™t see how it benefits this team,” Esiason said.

Following practice on Monday, reporters asked Tebow his thoughts on Esiason’€™s comments.

‘€œI’€™ve heard nothing but great things about Mr. Esiason,’€ Tebow said. ‘€œI know he was a great player here, and I just wish him nothing but the best in his announcing and God bless him.

‘€œI’€™ve pretty much heard a lot of it,’€ Tebow said. ‘€œFrom when I was in high school, when they said I couldn’€™t be a high school quarterback, when I was in college and my first year they told me ‘€˜you’€™ll never play quarterback,’€™ and then, ‘€˜you can never win a championship,’€™ and ‘€˜you’€™ll never play in the NFL.’€™

‘€œI’€™ve heard a lot of it and I just continue to use that as motivation and when I get my opportunities, try to make the most of them, just be the person that I am and not let that get me too excited or too down, but just be who I am and go out there and work as hard as I can every day and try and improve and be the best football player/quarterback that I can be.’€

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