NFL Playoffs in Full Throttle, but What About Tim Tebow?

By Trevor Lowry
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The entire sports world is focused in on the NFL playoffs and rightfully so, but there is still some unfinished business in other news, that is if your name is Tim Tebow. Tebow flooded the headlines last season, playing for the Denver Broncos. This year has been much different, since arguably the best college football player of all-time had a very small roll for the New York Jets this season. However, we all want to know, where will Tebow go?

Let’s just take a closer look at Tebow’s track record. In three seasons in the NFL, Tebow has a completion percentage of 47.9 percent, which does not bode well with many NFL teams.

However, he has thrown for 17 touchdowns, with just nine interceptions. He has 2,422 yards passing in his career. He has rushed for 989 yards and he has 12 rushing touchdowns. Alright, enough with the “he has.”

Tebow will most likely not be a Jet come next year. It seems like his hometown doesn’t even want him, since the Jacksonville Jaguars have admitted that they don’t want to deal with Tebow Time during the off-season.

Maybe Tebow should get the hint that no one wants him. Well, most players would get the hint and would likely stop right there, but not Tebow.

It is becoming more and more apparent that the NFL loves running quarterbacks, such as Robert Griffin III, Cam Newton, Russell Wilson, and Colin Kaepernick. These are four young QBs that all know how to run. Why not take the best one of them all in Tim Tebow? Okay, that may be a little too bold, but Tebow is only 25 and he still can have a bright future in the league.

Keep in mind, Newton once played for the Florida Gators, and he once rode the bench behind Tebow. Okay, that was years ago, but so what.

Ever since Tebow started football, he has had to prove his worth as a quarterback. Yeah, I read his book. Isn’t it time that we stop making this young man prove himself? Tebow has a 1-1 record in the playoffs. Not too shabby for someone who apparently can’t throw a football.

I think it’s time that we stop comparing Tebow to players like Tom Brady and we start comparing him to other young QBs in the league. Just imagine what Tebow could accomplish with a full off-season, where he actually gets first team reps. This kid is good, he is hard working and whichever NFL team that picks him up will have a franchise quarterback on their hands.

Tebow just needs a little work and the right team, which may seem miles away right now. Where will Tebow play next season? That is a great question and we will all be waiting patiently to hear the answer.


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