When the two quarterbacks met at midfield on Dec. 18, the embrace came quickly. Patriots [team stats] quarterback Tom Brady [stats] pulled Tim Tebow close, with cameras and microphones poking at them, and offered encouraging words to help his counterpart deal with the disappointment.
“We’ll see you again,” Brady whispered.
How about Saturday at 8 p.m. at Gillette Stadium? Unbelievable but true.
Yesterday, Tebow played coy, acting like he didn’t remember. Perhaps the electric atmosphere got to him, one he created by finding receiver Demaryius Thomas for an 80-yard touchdown pass on the first play of overtime to secure a stunning 29-23 win over the Steelers in an AFC wild card playoff game.
But Tebow knew. That was clear when he was reminded of Brady’s words — and broke into an embarrassed smile.
“I guess he’s a prophet,” Tebow quipped. “What an honor it is to play them again.”