“I promise you one thing. A lot of good will come out of this. You will never see any player in the entire country play as hard as I will play the rest of the season. You will never see someone push the rest of the team as hard as I will push everybody the rest of the season. You will never see a team play harder than we will the rest of the season.”
That was the speech heard around the world given by Tim Tebow to all the fans of the Florida Gators following a 31-30 loss to Ole Miss in 2008. Following that speech, Tebow led Florida to the National Championship with a win over the Oklahoma Sooners later that season. That speech is even on a plaque outside the Gators’ football stadium. Tebow is a legend in Florida, but everywhere else, Tebow should be considered just another average quarterback who had a great college career and won a few Heisman awards.
Tebow was taken in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos in what was a very surprising and regrettable pick. The questions about his arm and how well he could do in the NFL as an actual drop back passer were constantly asked, but the buzz surrounding Tebow was so big that the Broncos took a shot on him. Although they got a playoff victory out of Tebow, the rest of his career in Denver is very forgettable.
After Denver signed Peyton Manning in the offseason of 2012, Tebow became officially expendable. He was then traded to the New York Jets. Once again, the hype followed him and everyone thought he would push Mark Sanchez for the starting job. All he did was make Sanchez look like Joe Montana compared to Tebow. That experiment failed after one season and he was released.
The New England Patriots decided to jump on him and snatch him up. He played in the preseason and even though Robert Kraft thought Tebow should’ve been on the team, it didn’t work out that way and Tebow was released again. Since that day, there hasn’t been any sign of Tim and the hype surrounding him is now null and void.
Teams have asked Tebow to switch positions and the CFL has even called him, but Tim is a man’s man and is standing his ground stating he is a NFL quarterback and he will live him dream out to the fullest. I must give him credit for not giving up on his dream, but let’s talk reality now. Tebow isn’t capable of being a NFL quarterback because he doesn’t have the ability to throw a football with accuracy good enough to get by. He makes a throw here and there that makes you say, “wow” but every quarterback does that from time to time. What Tebow needs to do is realize he just doesn’t have the ability to make it in the NFL as a quarterback. I’m pleading with you Tim, change positions, go to Canada or just plain go away! The hype you had in college is one thing, the hype you had in the NFL was completely unnecessary!