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Posted on 05/09/2013 6:23:37 AM PDT by Resettozero
Nine days after Tebow was released by the New York Jets, it has become increasingly clear that the ultra-popular quarterback who has hijacked many a news cycle has no viable landing spot. No NFL team seems to want him as a starter, backup, converted H-back or fake-punt decoy and it's not like he's fending off big-money offers from Canada, either. Now, here's the interesting part: Tebowmania is at least partly to blame.
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The conclusion I'm coming to is that if Tebow doesn't have a (QB) place in the NFL, then I'm no longer really interested in the NFL.
Lack of NFL-level talent in the quarterback position?
They could them use the money they save on his salary to buy an offensive line that could give him the time to throw the ball.
You're on crack.
If Tebow could throw against corners like Ike Taylor and Charles Dimry every week he might, might get another shot but he can't and thus he most likely won't.
Even if he is not the best qb, the NFL has a dearth of good quarterbacks and tons of “low level” guys are playing. In Tebow’s case the argument about his skill level is interesting but the guy is a proven winner, and some team usually takes a chance on such a qb.
Tebow needs to be a running back or fullback or something to do with knocking other men down like bowling pins while carrying the ball because he’s really good at that. Why he won’t do what John Kuhn does escapes me.
He won’t hear of it because he demands to be a quarterback. Oh well. I do admit that he has the same amount of post season victories in the QB position as Tony Romo, and Tebow managed to accomplish that feat in 1/20th the length of Romo’s career as QB of the Cowboys...
Because it's a passing game in Canada - three downs, longer and wider field, one yard between lines of scrimmage, etc. Tebow isn't a passing quarterback. He has no future in that position in Canada or the U.S.
I think Tebow is a fine man. He is a low level NFL QB at best.
Certainly not the greatest skill level, but he appears to have good leadership qualities that some teams might benefit from.
There’s too much cheap theatrical show boating in the NFL these days for my tastes. Its reached a ridiculous and excessive level IMO.
>>The NFL would have a Satan worshiper start at QB if he could win games.<<
Isn’t that Brady? Not his behavior but his meteoric rise from middle of the pack to one of the best ever. He HAD to have sold his soul! Gisele was part of the deal as well, I am sure.
Well then now would be a good time for Tebow to start pursuing it.
Well, baseball has ‘switch hitters’ and there are frequently references to a batter ‘going the other way’. :=)
He can look to Danny Wuerffel for inspiration. BTW Congratulations Danny, on making the College Football Hall of Fame.
Unfortunately, Tebow hasn't proved he could do part 1. The distraction part is there, although not all his fault. A lot of people act like Tebow's the first Christian to play in the NFL.
On the homo side, Chris Kluwe got released. He's a distraction. Scott Fujita is retired. Brendan Ayanbadejo was released.
Don't be a distraction.
>>Tebow needs to be a running back or fullback or something to do with knocking other men down like bowling pins while carrying the ball because hes really good at that. Why he wont do what John Kuhn does escapes me.<<
The problem is when the NFL wants a running back, it wants a running back. A running QB is NOT a running back.
And even with some running QBs (Vick, etc.) they can throw the ball pretty well.
Jack of all trades, master of none. And the NFL is extremely specialized.
Do post your verifiable NFL resume.
Agree completely. Who wants a backup that generates controversy like Tebow does?
Designing an offensive system around him for a change of pace??
Gimicky at best and counter productive at worst.
NFL teams need all their quarterbacks on the roster to be able to complete most of the NFL suite of passes first and foremost.
If they can mix in low-risk run or two, fine. But they got to be able to pass the ball first.
Here's the article:
Best shot for Tebow is Canada. It worked for Warren Moon and Doug Flutie.
It must drive you nuts that he turned around the Denver franchise and won so many games without the ability to throw or catch.
Sounds like Tebow is going to spend some time in arena football.
If he wants to move back to the big league, he’ll have to earn it. I think he can do it too.
It's a miracle.
Don’t know much about history, do you. The government was involved with football (and in particular player safety) well over 100 years ago.
This has nothing to do with persecution. This has to do with a lack of skill. The NFL could care less about your background. If you can play at a high level, and put butts in the seats, and money in the owners pockets, they want you.
Moon and Flutie could pass.
Moon and Flutie could pass.
Publicity is otherwise considered a positive for NFL teams, event he bad kind. Given the amount of money made in selling NFL merchandise, you might think that having a broad fan base would be viewed as a positive.
After all, the purpose of an NFL franchise is to make money. Winning is only a priority as far as it enhances the income stream. However, like the media, there are some core values that the NFL appears unwilling to waiver on, even if that means giving up income.
The sports media came to hate Tebow for who he was, in a way that they just couldn't muster for Michael Vick.
Oh? Like Eric Crouch? He won the Heisman. He went nowhere. Or Jason White? Or Chris Weinke? All Heisman winners at QB. Heard from any of those fellows lately?
What it takes to win a Heisman at QB and what it takes to be successful in the NFL are two different things.
Tebow only threw three or four passes a game? Ill give you a comparison between two players:
Player A completed 851 of 1,354 passes (63%) in college, vs 661 of 985 (67%) for Tebow.
Player A racked up 11,210 yards, vs 9,286 for Tebow.
Player A threw for 8.27 yards per attempt, vs 9.43 YPA for Tebow.
Player A threw for 90 TDs, vs 88 for Tebow.
Player A threw 33 interceptions, vs 15 for Tebow.
Player As college QB rating was 100.93, vs 120.72 for Tebow.
Player A, of course, was Peyton Manning.
A lot of Heisman winners are NFL busts. Most QB's since 1989. College success doesn't mean pro success
1989 - Andre Ware - Don't even ask (Lions)
1990 - Ty Detmer - Not really a bust, but a career backup.
1992 - Gino Torretta - Bust
1993 - Charlie Ward - NBA player
1996 - Danny Wuerffel - Bust
2000 - Chris Weinke - Bust
2001 - Eric Crouch - Switched positions and retired.
2002 - Carson Palmer - The best of the group - and hardly a star
2003 - Jason White - Injuries
2004 Matt Leinart - Bust
2006 Troy Smith - Bust
2007 Tim Tebow - possible bust
2008 Sam Bradford - up and down career so far
2010 Cam Newton - Too early to tell, but some success
2011 Robert Griffin III - Too early to tell, so far good
2012 Johnny Manziel - Too be determined.
Tebow has fought to play QB since his pee wee days. He went to the worst team in his county so he could play QB in high school. They won the state championship his senior year.
He had a winning record in Denver including a big playoff win. A recent Forbes poll found him the most influential person in sports and that's why he wants to play QB. He's not doing this for himself or because he's stubborn. He could be making a lot more money in baseball with a lot less grief.
During his short stints in the NFL, he always performed well on the field but often rode the bench and just never got the opportunity he deserved.
So, he could not unseat Greg McElroy as the backup let alone Sanchez as the starter, yet he is going to challenge Brady??
Perfect place for Tebow would be Saskatchewan....I mean nothing ever happens in Saskatchewan, it would be the biggest thing to hit that Province since..........
Tim has refused to play any other position than QB. How stupid is that? I think he’d make a good slot receiver - he does have size and the ability to make the first guy miss.
Hes reaping what he sowed. Theres lots of Christian pro athletes, but they dont make a show of it.
No doubt this young man will reap what the Lord has in mind for his life and soul. It will be greater than anything the NFL has to offer.
Thanks. I got it from Reagan and slightly modified it for our current situation.
Only about 1.7% of college football players go pro. Regardless of how popular, or their success in college, it is exponentially difficult to progress to the next level.
Yes, God forbid pro football become any less brutal while still retaining the basic game! Have to have those bone crunching plays for the public!
And no, I don’t believe it is the governments job to make football safer, it is the NFL that should be decent enough to do it.
You are so right about Tebow’s ability as a quarterback.He was also qb. on a national college championship team.
Lots of pro athletes do charitable causes without shows.
I am a Pats fan. That brings with it the usual Brady/belicheck hating...which I understand.
But what I like about them is that there is less showboating and chest pounding. They are workmanlike in their process.
The same with the Celtics. They have always been about “team”, which was evident this year without Rondo.
Most teams in Pro Sports are full of good athletes, but idiots.
Tebow might work with New England. As long as he wins, people will love him.
The Golden State Warriors are suppose to a strong Christian team
Two years later = still in the playoffs
I agree. Tim Tebow's treasures in Heaven will far out weigh any Super Bowl rings gathered on Earth.