Tim Tebow has heard boos before, although usually those were for former Denver Broncos starting quarterback Kyle Orton back when the beloved Tebow was his backup.
But the boos at Yankee Stadium on Sunday night were definitely for Tebow, now the New York Jets’ backup quarterback who was hanging out with Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade as the New York Yankees took on the Angels.
Sure, there were a smattering of cheers from Jets fans and probably some random Tebowmaniacs in the stadium. But apparently the crowd consisted mainly of New York Giants fans -- and maybe a few worried supporters of Jets starter Mark Sanchez --as Tebow received a loud Bronx cheer when the giant video board showed him.
The poor guy was even wearing a Yankees cap.
Tebow’s reaction? He just smiled. Naturally.
Wade, who helped the Heat defeat the New York Knicks earlier in the day, also received a negative reaction from the crowd. But those jeers turned to cheers when he held up his own Yankees cap to the camera.
Tebow was acquired by a trade with the Broncos, the team he led to a playoff victory last season. He was expected to attend the Jets’ first voluntary offseason workout Monday morning.