Quarterback Tim Tebow is vehemently denying rumors that are circulating that he has all but given up on his dream to pursue an NFL career since no teams so far have been forthcoming in making him any offers. Tebow last played for the New York Jets but was released by that team after making a disappointing showing throughout the season.
The Jets had high hopes when they first drafted Tebow because of his record of leading the Denver Broncos to the 2011 Playoffs. Even those who had initially predicted he would go far as an NFL football player are privately saying that Tebow’s future as a professional football player looks pretty bleak.
Some critics are saying that no NFL team wants to make him an offer because he brings with him too much unwanted media attention.
“There’s no going halfway with Tebow anymore,” former Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy said. “You either gotta sell out and give him the keys to your team or stay away. Because, unfortunately, there’s too much attention for him to be a regular, developing backup like everyone else.”
Yahoo! Sports’ Michael Silver agrees, Tebowmania is too much distraction for most NFL teams to hanndle: “Against all odds, I’m starting to wonder whether the man who helped the Denver Broncos become one of the league’s most stunning success stories in 2011 is getting unjustly blackballed.”
Tebow was well known by fans for genuflecting on bended knee and crossing himself in prayer after a successful move on the field, which some critics say was just his way of getting more attention.
Several NFL insiders now say that Tim Tebow could have a place as an H-back.
“He’s not a quarterback,” said one NFC scour. “When you look at his run two years ago, when you watch the tape and break it down, he wasn’t really doing anything that impressive. He’s a tough guy, a great leader, a great person. But he isn’t a good enough quarterback to have all the distractions that come with him.”
Although many of his colleagues say he is a “great guy” and has great leadership potential, his career has been stunted by his not being able to show that he can do anything all that impressive on the football field.
According to Jesse Reed from Bleacher Report, Tebow’s only recourse right now is to shut down Tebowmania.
“At this point, the only recourse Tebow has at his disposal to counter Tebowmania is by shutting down the machine.
He needs to simply refuse to engage the mob, and by doing so, gradually the circus that surrounds him on a constant basis will diffuse.
What do you think of the Tebow Rumors? Will he be back in the NFL next year?
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