By Bobby Pollier, EnStarz | Aug 14, 2012 01:56 PM EDT
It is Tebowmania once again, only this time it is off the field and into the pages of the men's magazine GQ. Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow has taken over the spotlight by appearing semi-clad and showing off his bulging muscles in a photo spread for the magazine. However, controversy over the image has struck due to the publicly religious football player's Jesus-like pose on a cross.
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The religious-like photo posted inside the magazine, which the star is also on the cover of, was taken when he had won the national championships during his collegiate career, but was altered to black and white for the current issue.
The article was penned by die-hard Jets fan Devin Gordon, who vowed that if Tebow leads "the Jets to their first Super Bowl title in my lifetime, I promise you here and now, Tim Tebow, I will fly to whichever mega-church hosts your next Sunday serson, and I will get down on one knee, pump my fist, and accept you into my heart as my lord and personal savior, so help me God, amen."
WFAN Sports Radio show host Craig Carton had called Tebow narcissistic and had his own opinions regarding the 24-year-old's very public perceived image, according to Fox News.
"He gets it, he plays the role. He's typically very, very sincere and very, very consistent about who he is and what his beliefs are. You just saw a little inkling into what he thinks of himself," stated Carton, whose callers that day mostly seemed to agree.
The revealing picture is slated to be a big hit among women, with many already distraught over Jockey removing a different shirtless Tebow shot from their ads earlier in the year.
However, sales had skyrocketed for the brand upon buzz over the briefs ad, although Tebow was reportedly less than thrilled with the respective image.
You can read and see more about Tim Tebow by picking up the September issue of GQ, which is currently on newsstands.
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