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Are the Days of Tebowing Over?
Amber Calak ’14
Every football fan remembers the amazing 80 yard pass to Demaryius Thomas in overtime to clinch the victory for the Denver Broncos against the Steelers in the 2012 wild-card game. It seemed like Tim Tebow’s future as a 1st string quarterback was bright, coincidentally he now sits on the other side of the camera watching the games, instead of playing in them. The Jets just recently released him after one drama filled season. He just couldn’t cut it.
Once his career ended with Jets and Broncos, Coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots took him in, hoping Tebow would improve the team. At first he played 3rd string quarterback and struggled to find consistency throughout the preseason. According to an ESPN article on September 18th, He went 11 for 30 for 145 yards with two touchdowns, and two interceptions in three games. Tebow ran 16 times for only a total of 91 yards. But unfortunately, it wasn’t enough for Tebow.
“I hate Tebow as a football player, I don’t want to put up with the circus he creates” Bill Belichick told CBS reporters on May 9th. Is it all the publicity and Tebowing that’s causing him to fall short of placing a spot on a team? According to the coaches and teams he’s a distraction and they don’t have the time for it. All the publicity he brings distracts people from players who are actually worthy of being noticed. Once he was released he took his thoughts to twitter.
“I would like to thank Mr. Kraft, Coach Belichick, Coach McDaniel’s and the entire Patriots organization for giving me the opportunity. I’m blessed because of my faith that I don’t have to worry about the future because I know who holds my future.” -Tim Tebow (@TimTebow)
Bill Belichick stuck with his main two QB’s; Tom Brady 1st string and Ryan Mallett 2nd string. The Patriots don’t seem to miss having Tebow around.
But what comes next for Tim? As of right now he’s a free agent with no offers or contracts with an NFL team. Tebow turned down the offer to play for the Canadian Football League according to “SI Wire”, but says it will be a “relentless pursuit” to continue his dream as an NFL football player.
Senior MRHS football player, Dylan Brown said “I think he just isn’t advanced enough to be in the NFL. Yeah, he had some pretty nice comebacks but there are so many players with rare talent out there.”
Sophomore Genna Forsman says, “I don’t necessarily agree that’s he’s untalented.
Hopefully he can find another place on a team in the NFL.”
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