Tim Tebow auditions a new trademark pose (well, resurrects a 2,000 year old pose) for viraldom ahead of the new NFL season in GQ's September cover story. More pics after the jump.
Writes GQ's Devin Gordon in the September cover story titled "Have You Accepted Tim Tebow as Your QB and Sunday Savior":
The charisma is real, folks. It almost startles you, especially if you're the kind of person who is skeptical about airy notions like charisma. It's there.
Tebow smiles the entire time he is surrounded by reporters, no matter what he's asked, no matter how naked the trap being laid for him, every one of which he dodges, effortlessly, with a soft chuckle. He is clearly enjoying himself. He likes the attention, and not in a craven, needy way. More like: I'm a people person! Back in Denver, Tebow was criticized for playing the noble innocent while others did the assassinating on his behalf, letting him ascend unscathed into the spotlight. One time he was chastised and fined by the team's other QBs for not proactively denouncing a highway billboard in Denver clamoring for Tebow to be the starter. Back then, when I was eager for reasons to hate Tebow, I sided with his teammates. But now, standing two feet from him, it seems ridiculous to hold him responsible for the antics of some schmucky fan. As if Tebow is God or something.
Plus, few things rally sympathy more swiftly than watching someone stand in front of a circular firing squad of sports reporters. One actually asks Tebow if the novelty of his being left-handed might disrupt the Jets offense. In other words: Is it possible you'll ruin the Jets with your genes? "Um, I am left-handed." Chuckle. "There isn't too much I can do about that."
(Source and images: GQ.com)