“I disagree that it’s contradictory,” Tebow retorted, when challenged on the sincerity of his well-wishes toward Sanchez. “There are things that are more important than football games. Relationships, in general, and how you treat people are more important than football games. As far as rooting somebody on and supporting them, you can do that while still trying to do your best. If your best is better, so be it. If not, then you have to do other roles that you’re asked to do.
“But I don’t think you have to have the attitude that you don’t want someone to do their best. Absolutely not. I want them to do their best. I just want to do my best, to be the best I can be. You can still support someone, believe in someone, encourage someone and help make them better, and still try and continue to be a competitor and be the best you can be. It’s 100 percent about outlook.”