During the speech he gave to a closed audience at the school Tebow is said to have made the following statement several times:
"In the end, football is just a silly game. Greatness comes from serving,"
The problem he will have now will be similar to the one Rhodes Scholar Myron Rolle had back when he entered the draft in 2010. Many thought that since he was willing to give up a season in college to go study abroad that he must not be that serious about the game.
Those teams were completely overlooking the fact that he had the chance to take part in one of the most prestigious academic programs in the world.
Now that Tebow has called the game 'silly' there will be some that will use the same logic.
As much as it pains me to say it Tebow is right. I, like many of you (and Tebow as well), love this game, but the key word to remember is 'game.' Football is something that the men in the NFL happen to be very good, but it is something that millions of people of all shapes and sizes play all over the world.
Why? Because it is a game and it's fun.
In the NFL it is a little different. The game at that level is a business; a multi-billion dollar one so it needs players that are going to take it seriously. So while some will take his remark as him not taking the game seriously, they will miss out on the real message.
The game doesn't define him--just like it shouldn't define anyone.