I mostly speak to God at the race track or blackjack tables but he rarely listens to me. If I could get his attention, I would tell him it’s time to tell his BFF that he needs to change positions. It’s time for Tim Tebow to switch to tight end, full back, or H-back. It’s time for Tebow to move on from his dream of being an every down NFL starting quarterback.
Tim Tebow is one of the greatest college football players to ever play the game. The University of Florida standout won a Heisman Trophy, two National Championships, and a ton of other accolades. The Denver Broncos made him the 25th pick in the 2010 NFL Draft thinking he could excel in Josh McDaniels wildcat formation. At the end of the 2011 season, the Mile-High Messiah found himself leading his team to the playoffs and an upset win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in his first post season start.
The fairtale ends there. The following week his Broncos lost 45-10 to the New England Patriots and everyone knew Tebow wasn’t the answer at quarterback for Denver. In the off season, Broncos Executive Vice President John Elway acquired future Hall of Fame QB Payton Manning to lead the Denver Broncos and sent Tim Tebow packing to The Big Apple. New York Jets Head Coach Rex Ryan thought Tebow would be a great fit in Tony Sparano’s offense but he rarely saw the field in the dreadful 2012 season. All acquiring Tim Tebow did was turn the Jets into more of a circus show than they already were. As bad as New York played on offense, Ryan felt playing Tebow would make them even worse. Hard to imagine.
The final straw on Tim’s career as a NFL QB occurred this past weekend at the NFL Draft. The New York Jets tried to trade Tim Tebow to any team for a measly 7th round selection, the last round in the draft. Thirty one other teams in the league and no takers for Tebow. On Monday, the New York Jets cut QB Tim Tebow.
The San Diego Chargers have more interest in little known QB Brad Sorensen from Southern Utah than Tim Tebow. Even that once fat and lazy JaMarcus Russell will gets more looks at QB this off-season than the former Gator stud. It’s time for Tim Tebow to take a long, hard look at himself in the mirror.
Tim is an outstanding human being. No doubt he’ll find himself in politics down the road as a Senator or Congressman or even President some day. He’ll succeed at practically anything he puts his mind too — except being a starting quarterback in the NFL. Tim simply doesn’t have the arm strength or mechanics to succeed at this level.
The NFL needs to keep a character guy like Tim. With all the funky packages and schemes teams play these days, Tebow could find himself on the field dozens of Sundays for years to come if he switches position. His leadership and character are assets to any team. Most people want to see Tim on the field, we just don’t want to see him as QB.
The most important voice to Tim Tebow comes from a higher power; I hope that power tells him to switch positions sooner rather than later. This is getting awfully painful to watch.