Whether you love him or loathe him, one thing’s for sure. If you’re a pro football fanatic, then you assuredly have an opinion on controversial former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow and whether or not the charismatic Christian will ever return to the NFL as a quarterback.
Well, I’m here to say that Tebow has played his last down in the NFL!
To back up my theory, I’ll go one step further and list the top five reasons why Tebow is toast as an NFL quarterback.
- Dude Can’t Throw
If you’ve ever seen Tebow play in an NFL game, then you already know that he has serious accuracy issues. I’ve got to call it like I see it and from where I’m sitting, Tebow couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn if he’s standing more than 15 yards away. This inability to throw into tight windows means that Tebow will always struggle in obvious passing situations or when pressure is applied when he’s in the pocket. The fact of the matter is that I’ve seen Texas teenagers with more accuracy than Tim Tebow.
- Lack of Arm Strength
Remember back in 2007 when JaMarcus Russell threw a ball 65 yards from his knees? Well, if Tim Tebow tried that, the ball might not travel six yards. Seriously though, Tebow really does lack NFL-caliber arm strength and it’s not because of his flawed mechanics. This reality means Tebow will never be able to complete the deep out pattern or similar patterns against tight coverage from an elite cornerback.
- Unwilling to Change Positions
At the time of this writing, Tebow reportedly has been unwilling to switch positions for NFL teams that might be willing to give the former Florida Gator great a chance to play another position. The fact of the matter is that I can see both sides of the argument having plenty of validity.
Tebow hasn’t looked the part of an NFL quarterback for the vast majority of his career, prompting many to suggest a switch to tight end or fullback mostly. I believe he could make it in the league at either position should he so choose, however, I can also see his point of view, which by the way, many others share.
Tebow has won as a quarterback at every level he’s played at, including at times, in the NFL. He believes he can succeed as a quarterback in the league and even with his many problems, I believe that Tebow is better than at least a half-dozen backups across the league and probably should have been given another opportunity by now.
- Too Much Controversy
Let’s be for real…Tim Tebow is a celebrity of the highest order. I mean hell, the guy has barely played the last two seasons and he’s far more popular than the majority of starting quarterbacks in numerous cities across the country.
Tebow’s popularity – and the legion of fans that follow him – are a major problem for some people. Many general managers don’t want to take the focus away from their teams and have a three ring circus kind of atmosphere surrounding their franchise. Tebow’s popularity – and more importantly – his outspoken faith as a Christian – makes him one of the most polarizing people on the face of the planet. If any team is going to sign Tebow, they had best be ready to deal with an ensuing onslaught of media members, likely on a weekly basis.
Having said that….if there’s one team in the league that could really use a shot of Tim Tebow, it’s the Jacksonville Jaguars. Not only is the team a complete and utter mess, but fans are staying away to such a degree that the team is trying to lure them in with promotions featuring things like free beer.
Signing Tebow, would immediately give the franchise a huge boost in publicity, not to mention the fact that, no matter how mediocre Tebow is as an NFL-caliber quarterback, he’s probably still better than anyone the Jags have on their roster.
- Just One Offensive System
Tebow’s lack of accuracy, arm strength and overall throwing ability practically limit him to playing in one offensive system – the read-option. Now, I know other quarterbacks like RG III, Colin Kaepernick, Russell Wilson and cam Newton are having success when they run these plays, but the fact of the matter is that all of their teams use the read-option as a small part of their overall offensive packages, not in totality. Not being able to lay in a more traditional offensive system hurts Tebow immensely.