In fact, the highly-publicized backup quarterback played zero — count ’em zero — snaps in New York’s 49-19 blowout loss to the Pats.
And now we know why.
After the game, Tebow revealed to reporters that he has two fractured ribs, and had to convince coach Rex Ryan just to let him suit up.
According to Tebow, the injury occurred during an offensive — and not special teams — play against the Seahawks on Nov. 11.
But it wasn’t the first time he sustained a rib injury.
Tebow fractured 2nd rib last year against Pats. Had offseason to heal. #Jets
— Jane McManus (@janesports) November 23, 2012
Ryan added that Tebow’s breathing “seemed different” this week, and didn’t want to take any chances. Leading up to the game, he was listed as questionable on the injury report, despite practicing in full.
Rex said he wouldn’t even have played his own son if he had Tebow’s same injury. Considered de-activating TT, but didn’t #nyj
— Kimberley A. Martin (@KMart_LI) November 23, 2012
Unrelated to his health, Tebow hinted that this season may be chalked up to a disappointment, an unequivocal understatement.
Perhaps his next balloon bouquet should read “Feel Better.”