Tebow told WEPN-AM in New York on Friday that he's "not sure" if he'll ever be a starting quarterback again, and that thought doesn't even concern him right now.
"I don't know what the future holds, but I know who holds my future," Tebow said, referring to his strong Christian faith. "That's something that has always given me peace and comfort. That's why I don't have to worry about the future. I can just worry about today and worry about becoming better as a football player and a person."
He compared this situation to when he was a freshman at the University of Florida and backed up Chris Leak while seeing occasional snaps.
"Ultimately, it ended with a lot of success," Tebow said, "us winning a national championship."
"I am truly honored to play for a coach that is that passionate and loves the game that much," Tebow said. "I really think he's a player's coach and you see guys want to go out there and play a little bit better for him. And I think he knows how to get the best out of his players, and I'm excited about playing for him."
Instead of being angry, Tebow praised Cromartie's loyalty to quarterback Mark Sanchez.
"I think it's great because he had his quarterback's back, and that's what you want ... you want guys that are supporting your quarterback and I think that's great," Tebow said. "And I commend him for doing that."
Tebow said he and Cromartie have been friends for a few years.
"And I have a lot of respect for him and I feel like he has respect for me, but he was sticking up for his quarterback and good for him," Tebow said.
Cromartie has since backed off his comments, in which he suggested that Sanchez is the only quarterback the team needs. After the trade, Cromartie called Tebow "a winner."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.