Tim Tebow, GQ Magazine

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Coach Rex Ryan, who? Tim Tebow answers to the real man upstairs.

And not surprisingly, the Christian athlete turned to his faith Monday after the news that the Jets released him from the team.

Tebow, 25, tweeted Bible verse Proverbs 3:5-6: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding…in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight."

This isn't the first time Tebow has relied on religion to carry him through tough times. "I don't know what my future holds, but I know who holds my future," he told Fox Business Network earlier this year. "And in that, there is a lot of peace and a lot of comfort."

And while it's uncertain at the moment whether Tebow will be playing quarterback for another team, switching positions or even heading to Canada, he'll be OK.

"I don't judge my success in life as a football player," he told Newsday this past December. "I don't judge my self-worth as a football player. Football is something I love. It's a fun career deal, but it's not what I want to do with my life, because I see football as a game."

"I'm so blessed to play it, and I love it and I don't take it lightly," he said. "But the greatest thing about football is the opportunity to interact with people's lives. For some reason in today's society, people look up to football players and you have a voice. And it's because of that voice you have the opportunity to impact people's lives."

"As much as I dream about being a successful NFL quarterback and have fun and how much fun last year was," he went on, "none of it's the same as impacting people's lives because my goal and vision as a person is about what I can do to affect people's lives through my faith and also hopefully character."


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