The Tim Tebow guide to media relations

The controversial quarterback is successful, if highly unconventional on the field. Off the field and in front of the media, he scores every time.

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This season, Tebow’s proven successful—seven wins and one loss as a starting quarterback—even while being inconsistent and unconventional. Many observers of the game, particularly former professionals, question his technical abilities.

For now, we’ll leave the question about his quarterbacking skills up to those who have a much deeper understanding of things like the option offense, throwing styles, and pocket skills. However, it’s clear to us that Tebow has plenty of what it takes to succeed in one area where so many professional athletes fail—managing a high-pressure media interview.

Last month, CBS Sports aired an interview between Tebow and television analyst, former Bronco, and NFL Hall of Fame tight end Shannon Sharpe—a man who has criticized Tebow in the past. He has called Tebow a “$10 million project” not up to the task of leading an NFL offense.

Sharpe went into the interview to aggressively and unapologetically hammer home his point of view. As he boasted to the Denver Post before sitting down with Tebow:

“There are no olive branches with me. I brought my Mike Wallace suit. There’s no jeans. No sweater. I brought my ’60 Minutes’ game face.”

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