Should Tim Tebow Be Released After Friday's Performance?

By Will Gellman
Tim Tebow
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After Tim Tebow struggled in the New England Patriots‘ preseason opener against the Philadelphia Eagles last week, his supporters said it was just one bad game and he would figure it out next time.

His naysayers, however, said that he stinks and will never be able to play in the NFL. While many NFL fans still believe in Tebow, they are quickly being outnumbered by harsh critics. After Friday night’s dismal showing against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, that list of critics will certainly be growing.

Tebow looked completely lost as soon as he came into the game Friday. He severely underthrew his receivers all night, and for the second-consecutive game, held on to the ball way too long. He ran the ball effectively, but that will not be sufficient to play quarterback successfully in the NFL.

Perhaps Tebow’s critics have finally gotten to him, as even they have to admit, he looks worse than he ever has right now playing the quarterback position. In the game, he also threw a critical interception that could have cost the Patriots the game. Although many will say that the preseason score is meaningless, and they are right, if you are Tebow, you cannot make that pass under any circumstance.

Even though Bill Belichick has hinted that Tebow will make the 53-man roster as the third-string quarterback, things can always change after a player struggles consistently in the preseason. To say that he struggled in this game would be a massive understatement.

He finished the game 1-for-7 for negative-one yard, one interception and zero TDs. If you are the Patriots, you have to at least consider cutting bait with the controversial QB at this point, given what you have seen.

Do you think that the Patriots should release Tebow following his second dreadful preseason performance in a row? Should they keep him and take their chances? Feel free to comment on the subject in the “comments” section below.

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