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Tim Tebow's letter to Rex Ryan

The New York Daily News is reporting that Tim Tebow is set to request a trade or his release at the conclusion of the Jets’ season/comedy tour.

What would that request look like? Here’s a guess.

Dear Mr. Ryan:

I am writing to officially request my trade or a release from the New York Jets.

This was not an easy decision for me to make, although I had a lot of time to think about it because -- for reasons unknown to me or really anyone else in America -- I sat on the sidelines all year while you played Mark Sanchez (who is a friend and someone I totally support, by the way). That said, I have decided I want to leave the Jets.

Remember, I am someone who bided my time for more than a year on the bench and depth chart behind both Kyle Orton and Brady Quinn, yet didn’t give up hope or request a trade. I know you know very little about quarterbacks, but those guys are pretty bad. (No offense to them, if they somehow ever see a copy of this; I really respect both of you guys and learned a lot from you!) Neither of them are Sanchez bad, but they’re still bad. But did I want to leave the Broncos? No, sir.

Also please realize that I have gone to the slums of Manila to work with the poor and sick and infirmed. I have repeatedly. Willingly. I never requested to get out of there. Let that fact marinate in your brain (if there is any space up there not filled by cursing vocab words).

What does this tell you? Yes, that’s right. I think the Jets are more depressing and hopeless than a Manila slum.

I know this comparison, the team’s record and your tenuous job security may have you feeling down, so I would like to share this bit of scripture with you.

2 Chronicles 15:7 -- But you, take courage! Do not let your hands be weak, for your work shall be rewarded.

I hope this verse will encourage you as it has encouraged me. It also made me remember to keep my hands strong and not so weak that I fumble the ball off of my lineman’s butt like Sanchez.

God bless.

Hopefully not yours,

TIM