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Tebow the Jet: Celebrity backup meets media

By Dennis Waszak Jr.

Associated Press

Published: Monday, March 26 2012 10:20 a.m. MDT

FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2011 file photo, New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) and Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow (15) walk off the field together after an NFL football game, in Denver. Tebow has been traded from the Denver Broncos to the New York Jets.

Barry Gutierrez, File, Associated Press

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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Tim Tebow is getting his first New York close-up.

At his introductory news conference Monday, the New York Jets backup quarterback, acquired from Denver last Wednesday, says he's grateful and excited to be with the team.

Tebow is speaking at a massive gathering that's being held at the Jets field house because the overflow of media was so great the session couldn't be hold in the team's normal press room. That's a first for any Jets player — including starting quarterback Mark Sanchez.

The Jets No. 2 QB says he and Sanchez have known each other for three years and have a "great relationship."

Tebow is coming off a season of incredible comebacks with the Broncos, and the Jets are hoping he has more surprises left in him.

Coach Rex Ryan, general manager Mike Tannenbaum and owner Woody Johnson are not at the news conference. They're down at the NFL meetings in Palm Beach, Fla., far away from the wild scene at the team's headquarters.

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