PHOENIX — To most bystanders, Tim Tebow looks like just another runner training in the Arizona winter, sprinting up and down a track, building up an afternoon sweat.
He’s wearing typical Tebow clothes — blue shorts, a gray beanie and white v-neck — in surprisingly chilly (50 degrees) Phoenix on Monday. A few students from Paradise Valley Community College meander by, but none realizes the most famous backup quarterback in the NFL is working out right in front of them.
It’s a far cry from just six months ago, when Tebow couldn’t even take off his shirt at Jets training camp without making national news. Now, after a disastrous season with the Jets, Tebow is practically a recluse, working hard to save his career, not knowing if, when or where it will continue.
“We're a long way from New Jersey,” Tebow said wryly upon seeing the Daily News arrive at his workout 2,440 miles from MetLife Stadium.
The quarterback declined to speak formally, saying he's using this time after the season to work out and stay out of the spotlight. The goal, of course, is to get back in it.