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New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow walks on the sideline during the second half against the San Diego Chargers, Sunday in East Rutherford, N.J. Associated Press.

NFL: Jets’ Tebow insists he’s not a quitter


FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Tim Tebow has been criticized for years about his quarterback skills, his arm and how he throws.

He refuses to accept anyone calling him a quitter or phony.

The New York Jets backup quarterback insisted Wednesday that he didn’t ask out of running the team’s wildcat plays last week, but acknowledged what he said in a meeting with coach Rex Ryan might have been misinterpreted as such.

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