Brady Quinn Doesn't Owe Tim Tebow an Apology

brady quinnWe all say things we regret later, and obviously Brady Quinn is having second thoughts regarding the less-than-flattering comments he made about Tim Tebow during an interview for GQ. Well, sure -- remarks that seem casual and non-threatening in the context of a conversation carry a lot more weight when they're printed in black and white ("The Year of Magical Stinking: An Oral History of Tebow Time" just hit newsstands on Tuesday). But did Quinn really need to apologize for his words? I don't think so.

Granted, I can see how things could get a little awkward if Quinn didn't try to take back what he said, considering he and Tebow are teammates on the Denver Broncos

But it's not like Quinn slammed Tebow for the sake of slamming him. He didn't even slam him, really. Quinn basically just said what everybody else was thinking out loud.

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Which was this: When asked about Tebowmania's role in his team's winning streak, he said, "We've had a lot of, I guess, luck, to put it simply." (In other words, no, Tebow isn't the Broncos Messiah.)

And of Tebow taking the spotlight: "I felt like the fans had a lot to do with that. Just cause they were chanting his name. There was a big calling for him. No, I don't have any billboards. That would have been nice."

Of course it would have been nice! You can't blame the guy. As for his comments about the way Tebow flaunted his religion (for the record, Quinn is also a Christian), well ... Quinn had a good point, quite frankly, when he said it didn't "seem very humble" to him.

Again, given the whole teammates situation, I guess Quinn felt like he had no choice but to apologize. But he really shouldn't have had to.

Do you think Brady Quinn owes Tim Tebow an apology?


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