On Monday, news broke that the New England Patriots and free agent quarterback Tim Tebow had reached a contractual agreement. Two days later, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson decided to chime in.
Jackson basically told NFL’s Total Access that Tebow has hit his ceiling and that he doesn’t think he’s going to get any better. Jackson does credit Tebow’s past accomplishments and his playoff win two seasons ago as a member of the Denver Broncos. However, the Eagles’ wide out questions his consistency and he has his doubts about Tebow even though the Patriots are the ones who are taking a chance on him.
First off, why does Jackson even care if the Patriots are going to take a chance on Tebow?
The best part of Jackson’s “analysis” on Tebow is what he digresses from his own mindset. He states simply, “Forty-six percent completion percentage? This is not basketball, that is not good enough. Throughout the whole season, I don’t know. I don’t know if he can be my quarterback.”
Okay so Tebow can’t be Jackson’s quarterback. Sorry, Tim.
Somebody should inform Jackson however, that Tebow isn’t going to be anyone’s quarterback right now. He’s not starting over Tom Brady and he probably isn’t leap-frogging Ryan Mallet either. He’s trying to compete for a roster spot, that’s it. The whole “play Tebow” saga ended when the New York Jets released him this past spring.
Jackson doesn’t have to worry about teaming up with Tebow, he should however, be worried about the uncertain quarterback situation in Philadelphia, not the stable one in New England.
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