Tebow Is Not Ready To Profit Off Of Tebowmania

Tim Tebow

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When Tim Tebow was drafted by the Denver Broncos, he signed five-year deal worth $9.75 million ($8.7M guaranteed). But, despite Tebowmania, Tebow is not ready to cash-in on the many more millions that are now available to him off the field.According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, Tebow has recently turned down a number of of media and endorsement opportunities. Tebow has reportedly rejected late-night talk shows, as well as an offer to host Saturday Night Live.

In the end, it may be less about the money, than it is about respect from his teammates.

According to Florio, Tebow “desperately wants to remain one of the guys” and wants to avoid doing things that might make it seem like he feels above his teammates. Most NFL players understand that a playing career is short-lived and that players need to take advantage of every financial opportunity. But those teammates may also need to know that their quarterback respects them.

And Tebow forgoing huge endorsement opportunities is the ultimate sign of respect.