And on the 8th day, God created Tim Tebow.
On Thursday March 29, the NCAA announced that Tebow was granted one more year of NCAA eligibility by God; Tebow was released from the Jets immediately and will take his talents to Holland, Mich. where he will enroll at Hope College.
“I’m just really excited to have this opportunity to be a [Hope College] Dutchman,” Tebow said. “I owe everything to God. I cannot thank him enough for this opportunity. It’s a very exciting feeling.”
Tebow held a brief press conference Thursday afternoon telling the media and his fans he plans to arrive in Michigan Friday afternoon. He will be flown by helicopter from the Detroit-Metro airport to Hope College’s campus, and he plans to parachute out of the helicopter onto the school’s football field into a crowd of supporters all “Tebowing.”
This news comes at a bad time for the New York Jets as they just acquired Tebow last Friday from the Denver Broncos for a 4th round draft pick in this year’s NFL Draft. Jets Head Coach Rex Ryan feels disgusted.
“You better believe this is personal between me and Tebow,” Ryan said. “Tebow may have God on his side, but if I ever see him [Tebow] again I’ll challenge him to an all-out dual. I double his weight, so I dare him to come at me.”
Ryan does not believe the loss of Tebow will affect the Jets in the long run.
“I really think this is our year to win the Super Bowl. I know I’ve said this every year I’ve been the head coach of the New York Jets, but I really think this is the year. Mark [Sanchez] has developed into an elite quarterback in the NFL.”
As for Hope College, they could not be more excited to welcome Tebow into their community. Sim Toonveld, Co-Director of Athletics, released a statement on behalf of Hope College when Tebow announced he would be enrolling at the college.
“The Hope College Athletic Department could not be more excited that Tim Tebow has decided to join the Dutchmen community and enrich the great tradition of excellence our school exhibits year after year. Not only is Tebow a spectacular football player, a great human being, and an unprecedented leader, but he is the son of God. He will fit in perfectly in our Christian-based community.”
Tebow cannot wait to start making an impact in the Hope College community.
“I cannot praise God enough for this opportunity,” Tebow said. “He is my Lord and Savior. Leaving the Jets for Hope College is a dream come true, and God is the only way this opportunity was made possible. Thank you so much, Lord.”