Friday, May 3, 2013

Tim Tebow Gets No Respect--and No Job (yet)

The Miami Dolphins don't want Tim Tebow. The Dallas Cowboys don't want him (although Jerry has been known to say one thing and mean the exact opposite). Jacksonville has even made it clear they don't want him.

The Montreal team that has rights to him in the Canadian Football League only kind of wants him (they'd rather keep a 40-year old dude starting--but that could also be why they need a young a back-up).

Options are clearly severely limited for the young football star. So what can he do?

The only real answer to that is 'who knows?' at this time. Does he take the Arena Football League options seriously and give one of them a try (a couple have made offers now; neither paying well)? What about the Lingerie/Legends Football League (yeah, that name works about as well as the Leaders/Legend thing did for the Big Ten)?

I had to say it; they did make an offer.

Tebow has always had his detractors, but now that he has been cut and gone unclaimed they seem to be coming out of the woodwork now. Apparently when a good man is down lots of folks like to kick him.

Are they right? Is someone who was at least good enough to lead a major college football team to a national championship and become the first sophomore to win the Heisman really done? It wouldn't be the first time that a Heisman trophy winner didn't pan out in the NFL after all.

Even as the dark clouds form over his football career there are still supporters that think he can do (regretfully not many in player personnel type positions). His personal coach has said his throwing motion is fixed.

Anyone at least curious to see if that is the case?

Even with a bad throwing motion it is hard to ignore his success when he was give a fair shake to play. The man won in Denver; it wasn't always pretty, but a win is a win is a win. Right? Lots of players don't look the best when they first come into the league.

Right Steve McNair fans? Right Drew Brees? Those days in San Diego were not anything special (okay, 2004 was good, but otherwise...).

It isn't looking good for Tim Tebow and his NFL days right now, but there is a sliver of hope still out there. One executive has actually said that while they are not looking to bring him in they are not ruling it out either.
"I feel good about our quarterbacks right now," Detroit Lions GM Martin Mayhew said. "We've got four on our roster and we typically go with four. But I'm the kind of guy who never says never."
It is not exactly a ringing endorsement, but it is better than nothing

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