Picture this. You’ve spent the last several weeks preparing for your Fantasy draft. All of your friends are doing likewise because ever year the draft involves an evening full of name calling, hair pulling and crying–and that’s just you on your own. All of the guys in your league have been sending each other tirades of abuse on Facebook, Twitter and every other social networking outlet they have at their disposal and everyone is ready to get one up on each other on draft night.
Then, as if your prayers have been answered, your best friend and the No. 1 pick in the draft has asked you if you would be able to draft for him because for the first time in about two years, he has a date. What do you do? Well, if you’re the kind of person who is in the game of doing good things for your friends, who have been abusing you endlessly on Facebook about how their fantasy teams are going to take your mother out for a nice seafood dinner and never call her again, then you make the right call and take Arian Foster or Adrian Peterson.
If, however, you’re like me and would take any opportunity to ruin your friends fantasy chances, even your non-abusive friends, then you’ve come to the right place. Pick Tim Tebow. Tebow’s illustrious career at the New York Jets involved 39 passing yards and 102 rushing yards. It involved him being used in the occasional outdated ‘wild cat’ offense and also involved him being extremely mediocre on special teams. When the Jets decided they would drop Mark Sanchez because of his poor performance, they decided to go with Greg McElroy instead of Tebow and when McElroy became injured half a game later, they decided that Sanchez was their man once more, rather than giving Tebow a shot at the helm. That really says a lot about the QB.
Last month, Tebow signed a two year contract with the New England Patriots, and since then reports have said that his mechanics have improved and that his throwing is ’100 times better.’ It seems that Tebow might become a serviceable quarterback in the next few years, thanks to the coaching staff in Foxborough, Massachussetts, but at the moment, he is still third string behind one of the top quarterbacks in the league–Tom Brady–and a pretty decent back up in Ryan Mallet, so the likelihood that Tebow will be getting any fantasy points this season is slim to none.
There is, however, one possibility. ‘With he who shall no longer be named’ under arrest and no longer with the team, there is a slight chance considering his catching ability and size, that Tebow could end up at tight end, but I could see pigs flying sooner than that happening.
So, when a friend of yours asks you if you can cover his draft for him because he doesn’t trust the auto-draft choices, you know what to do. It will absolutely be worth your while.
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