|Tebow won't be speaking for Romney on Thursday at the RNC. (US Presswire, AP)|
On Thursday night's schedule for the Republican National Convention, there's a slot marked "TBA" between some Olympians and Marco Rubio, who will introduce Mitt Romney. Speculation ran rampant this week that said mystery speaker (oohhhh!) could be Jets quarterback Tim Tebow.
That speculation was only cranked up early Thursday morning when Jets owner Woody Johnson, speaking from the RNC (on CNBC via NFL.com), professed his love for his backup quarterback.
"I think you can never have too much Tebow," Johnson, a delegate for Romney, said.
Alas, it turns out we won't hear Tebow after all. Not only was Woody just talking about his offense.
"But I think it's more than just that," Johnson said. "It's getting all the players -- the offensive line and everything coordinated (so) you can establish a good running attack and also have our receivers healthy and ready to participate and contribute to the effort. It's a lot of timing and teamwork that we need."
Besides, in case you haven't checked the NFL schedule today, the Jets and Eagles are playing on Thursday night. And Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that Tebow will indeed be at the game and not repping Romney on stage.
That opens up the floor for someone like ... Clint Eastwood? The Donald? Sure, why not. The good news for the Jets is that it's not Tebow, though.
While Johnson might want that to happen in order to beef up Romney's popularity, it would only serve to increase the scrutiny on the backup quarterback and potentially be divisive for the Jets, what with Tebow having to skip a game to make a political speech and whatnot.
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