Q. Thank you, Tim, for talking with us. What is you reaction to being traded when you have been such a Christian celebrity playing for the Denver Broncos?
TT. The team management is going to pay millions more for a new, but aging, quarterback. I know what is happening here.
Q. The team’s management, I understand, thought you often were not prepared for the upcoming series of plays during the game–and–that was why you failed so often.
TT. Not prepared, that’s impossible. I wonder who said that. I spent my time praying when the defense was on the field. That way, when it was time for the offense to take to the field, I was full of God’s grace. That’s being prepared.
Q. Well, that just it. The management wanted you to be wearing headphones while the defence was on the field. That way, the coaches up in the booth could compare what they saw the other team’s defenses doing with what you saw. They wanted to discuss with you ideas for the next series–get your reaction. But you were unavailable, on your knee praying. Don’t you think they have a point?
TT. Absolutely not. How could the coaches know better than God what to expect the defenses to do during the next series?
Q. The team management wonders if you are more interested in God than in football?
TT. Jesus said we Christians would be persecuted. Anyone can see that’s what this trade is all about.