NFL star Tim Tebow is still without a contract for the coming season.
Teams aren’t even taking a chance or showing much interest in Tebow because of the media attention he draws to teams. It’s actually kind of sad that a quarterback who led his team to the playoffs and knocked off the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round has never been given another chance.
It seems a little unfair because he never really brought the attention to himself, but it was the late-game comebacks that got him recognized in all the wrong ways.
The New York Jets signed him in 2012, but he didn’t really play much because he sat behind Mark Sanchez the whole season — which is crazy, given the terrible play and inconsistency that Sanchez showed during the season. It really makes you wonder why coach Rex Ryan didn’t give Tebow a shot, because Sanchez certainly did not lead his team to the play-offs.
Is it possible that the coaches are underestimating Tebow’s in-game abilities?
Well to answer that question, I think so. His stats aren’t as bad as people think they are. He put up 1700 yards passing, 12 passing TDs, 600 yards rushing and only managed to throw six interceptions. Although his completion percentage wasn’t the best, he was still able to find ways to win games, and sometimes that’s all you need.
There are plenty of quarterbacks who have put up better numbers but have failed to have a winning season. In my opinion, you don’t need to put up Pro Bowl numbers to succeed, you just need a guy that can make things happen — and that’s what Tebow did for the Denver Broncos.
So with that being said, will somebody give Tebow another opportunity? From the looks of it now, it doesn’t look good for Tebow, buthe is certainly one of the most underrated quarterbacks in the NFL in my mind and deserves another chance.
Colin Barton is a Kansas City Chiefs writer for Rantsports.com. Follow him on twitter @ColinBartonRS