It may be the first time ever that a backup quarterback has gotten his own press conference.
Tim Tebow will officially meet the New York media for the first time as a member of the Jets this afternoon.
The Jets and Broncos completed the trade for Tebow on Saturday afternoon. New York sent Denver a fourth and sixth-round draft pick in exchange for Tebow and a seventh-round draft pick.
Media members and fans alike have criticized the Jets for bringing in the quarterback. Some have gone as far to say that the move is a publicity stunt, designed to take attention away from the Super Bowl Champion Giants.
Jets Owner Woody Johnson refutes that notion, saying the trade was made to help the team win games.
Let me be really clear about this, we work for the fans and the fans want us to win games So all of the decisions we make regarding the team are just for football. It's hard to predict other things. If you get confused in term of what your mission is, you're not going to accomplish your mission. And our mission is to win games pure and simple. We think that Tim Tebow has been a winner all his life.
The Jets plan to use Tebow in their Wildcat offense, though Mark Sanchez will remain the starter.
Woody Johnson, general manager Mike Tannenbaum, and head coach Rex Ryan are not expected to attend the press conference.