Originally written February 25, 2013 on Pro Football Zone:
It was reported last week that the New York Jets would try and trade quarterback Tim Tebow at the NFL Scouting Combine.  The one thing that may keep teams from wanting to acquire him is that the fact that he still wants to be an NFL quarterback. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Tebow still doesn’t want to switch positions. What I do know is that Tebow doesn’t plan on changing positions from quarterback anytime soon. That, no doubt, limits his options. Looking back at the 2012 season and why theJets got so little production from Tebow, the thought is that former offensive coordinator Tony Sparano simply didn’t trust him. He saw Tebow in practice, realized how little he showed and couldn’t use him in a game. The mindboggling thing is, when you speak with Denver Broncos people who saw Tebow in 2011, it’s apparent that it was that way with him then, too. They knew how bad Tebow was in practice, but as one person told me, “He’s a gamer. That’s it.” Seems even the people who traded Tebow away from Denver believe he could’ve won some games for the Jets, if he’d only been given the chance. The Jets should’ve known to ignore what they were seeing in practice. Oh, and by the way — yes, we’re still talking about Tebow. He came up as a topic all week. While Tebow had a little success with the Broncos, his throwing mechanics are too flawed for any team to want to bring him in as a quarterback.  Teams also don’t want to the drama that surrounds him and his fan base.  I believe there’s a good chance he won’t even be in the NFL in 2013.   Need NFL Tickets? var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document.createElement('script'); ref = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; _CI.counter = (_CI.counter) ? _CI.counter + 1 : 1; document.write(''); script.type = 'text/javascript'; var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document.createElement('script'); ref = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; _CI.counter = (_CI.counter) ? _CI.counter + 1 : 1; document.write(''); script.type = 'text/javascript'; script.src = 'http://widget.crowdignite.com/widgets/27484?_ci_wid=_CI_widget_'+_CI.counter; script.async = true; ref.parentNode.insertBefore(script, ref); })();
PLAYERS: Tim Tebow
TEAMS: New York Jets
2 Comments:
  • Tony should have remembered Tebow quarterbacking a victory for Denver over his Dolphins. I think Tebow's biggest problem is coaches dwelling on his practice habits or throwing motion. He won National Championships, Is over 50% winner as a NFL starting quarterback. I remmember Joe Kapp taking Minnesota to Super Bowls, and all the way being critized for his quarterbacking. I don't know if he can win but I can name starting quarterbacks in the NFL who can't or at least haven't. Someone give him the chance to fail.
  • Will the naysayers never stop! This article is not at all balanced, but completely negative.

    I found the following article that uses NAMED Broncos’ coaches and NFL officials and not anonymous sources to give quite a different perspective on Tebow.

    Debunking the myths of Tim Tebow

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=lc-carpenter_tim_tebow_alex_smith_draft_broncos_121411
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