Let’s call it Wednesday

Posted: May 12, 2021 by Sports Time Radio in sports

I don’t believe that it’s become official yet, but it appears as though Tim Tebow will be returning to the NFL as a member of the Jacksonville Jaquars. Now the Jaquars just used the 1st pick in the draft to select quarterback Trevor Lawrence as their franchise guy; so you might be wondering why they’d bring Tebow in. Well Tebow is actually going to do something that was suggested to him the last time he was in the NFL back in 2012; switch positions. Tebow will try to make the Jacksonville roster as a tight end.

Now it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that if Tebow decided to return to the NFL it would be for his former college coach Urban Meyer. Tebow spent four years playing under Meyer at the University of Florida. Of course Tebow was a quarterback for Meyer at Florida: so will see how the position change goes.

After college there was a lot of discussion about Tebow’s future in the NFL, but the Denver Broncos liked him enough to trade up in the 2010 draft and select Tebow in the 1st round with the 25th pick. Tebow spent two years with the Broncos and started 14 regular season games and 2 playoff games. Tebow record as Denver’s starting quarterback is 8-6 during the regular season and 1-1 in the playoffs, but that didn’t stop people from criticizing him.

After the 2011 season Tebow was traded by the Broncos along with a 2012 7th round pick to the New York Jets. I exchange Denver received a 4th and 6th round pick in the 2012 draft.

Tebow appeared in 12 games for the Jets during the 2012 season and started two games, but not at quarterback. After the 2012 the Jets released Tebow and he signed with the New England Patriots, but didn’t make the roster and was cut again. After not signing with any team for the 2014 season Tebow joined the Philadelphia Eagles in 2015, but he didn’t make the final Eagles roster and was cut. That was Tebow’s final attempt to make an NFL roster until what looks like this coming season.

It looked like Tebow may have given up on his NFL dream or maybe just put it on the back burner and turned to a different sport. Tebow decided to give baseball a try and ended up signing with the New York Mets.

Tebow spent four years in the Mets minor league system and made it to Triple-A in 2019, but was just a career .223 hitting coming through the minors and it didn’t look like he would find his way onto a major league roster.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic Tebow didn’t play baseball in 2020 and in February of this year Tebow announced his retirement from baseball.

Now I’m sure you’re wondering why I gave you a Tim Tebow retrospective. Well it’s mostly because I’m interested to see if he’ll be able to make it in the NFL at the age of 34 and I’m actually rooting for him to make the Jaquars just because I’m disillusioned by the way the media is treating Tebow as well as Urban Meyer over Tebow’s possible signing.

There have been a few multi-sport athletes in my lifetime with Bo Jackson being the best of them all. Both Dion Sanders and Brian Jordan played football and baseball and it was clear in both cases that football was their best sports. Now no one in the media jumped all over any of those players for trying to pay two professional sports, but there’s something about Tebow that just brings out the worst in the media and it seems like they’re almost rooting for him to fail and I don’t understand why.

I actually wonder if the media treats Tebow like this because he puts his faith front and center, but I don’t know why that would be an issue. I’m sure you’ve heard many interviews where the player being interviewed thanks the Lord before he starts talking, but for some reason it seems as though the media has taken exception when Tebow does it.

Help me out here. Did I miss a reason for the media to treat Tebow the way they do? I get that he wasn’t a great baseball player, but he never made it to the “show”. Don’t forget that Russell Wilson tried his hand at minor league baseball and wasn’t very good either. Was Tebow wasn’t a Hall of Fame NFL quarterback, but he did find ways to win games as a starter; isn’t winning the objective?

Let me know what you think.

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Comments
  1. Tebow’s relgious fnaticism is beyond annoying and I’m wondering if his recent signing is done just as a publicity stunt? He was a horrible QB and I don’t think his new role will work out either.

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