My colleague Kris Hughes discussed Tebow’s future after his stints with three different NFL teams in the last three seasons since coming into the league in 2009, and questions his options as a career backup.
In my opinion, I think his options as an NFL quarterback should come to an end because even as a backup, Tebow is too much of a distraction.
Obviously, Tebow has had his struggles in the league with pocket awareness, accuracy and consistency that an even an average NFL viewer could see. His career as an NFL quarterback should not only be over, but it lasted a lot longer than it should have.
I know some Tebow supporters will point to his one playoff win against the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2011 as proof that he can play in this league. I’m not questioning his skill set as an NFL player. Tebow can certainly play in this league. He just can’t play in this league as a quarterback.
But even though Tebow has proven he can play in this league, a lot of NFL teams won’t sign him anyway because of the circus that surrounds him. Right or wrong, that is the way it is.
The only reason why Tebow lasted this long at the quarterback position is because of his fame. There have been quarterbacks trying out for spots in the NFL for a long time that never got the opportunities has Tebow gotten.
A lot of Tebow’s opportunities has been media-driven. His fame has helped and hurt his cause at the same time. At the end of the day, that circus should end right now, because Tebow has been given more than enough opportunities to be an NFL quarterback and hasn’t lived up to the billing.