Will Yoder
Thursday May 17th, 2012

New York Jets defensive Back Darrelle Revis told the New York media yesterday that his new teammate Tim Tebow is a natural born leader.

“He’s a born leader,” Revis said about Tebow, according to the New York Daily News.  “He really is. Very few athletes have the gift that he has. He tries to lead by example all the time and he tries to be positive, which is awesome. I think that results (in) his success on the field. He came in with Denver and did unbelievable. And now he’s with us. We’re happy. We’re excited for him. We’re happy (that) he’ll bring his leadership qualities to this team.”

New York acquired Tim Tebow via trade after the young quarterback’s former squad, the Broncos, signed Peyton Manning as a free-agent. Due to Tebow’s success in the 2011 season, many have speculated that he will challenge incumbent Jets starter Mark Sanchez for the starting position once the 2012 campaign begins. Jets management, however, has affirmed that Sanchez is slotted to be the team’s No. 1 quarterback. Tebow led the Broncos to an 8-8 season last year, winning seven of 11 games after taking over as the team's starter.

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