Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/15/14

The Broncos had high hopes for Tim Tebow‘s NFL career when they decided to take him in the first round in the 2010 draft. Now, it could be over. The New York Jets released Tebow in April, and, after passing through waivers unclaimed, his hopes of playing in the NFL again are slimming by the day. Members of his inner circle are even privately admitting that his NFL career may be over, according to David Fleming‘s profile in an upcoming issue of ESPN The Magazine. “Even now, after Tebow cleared waivers unclaimed and with members of his camp privately admitting that his NFL run is probably over, the football world remains as divided as ever over him,” Fleming writes. Tebow has struggled to acclimate himself to the NFL game and is still viewed as a below-average quarterback by many around the league. His inability to pick up the “mental” aspects of the game, which Fleming also highlights, likely played a big role in that slow development, too. Some league talent evaluators remain unimpressed with Tebow as a quarterback, so much so that even his miraculous 2011 season, which made him into the iconic figure he’s become, didn’t do it for them. “He’s not a quarterback,” one scout said in Fleming’s piece. “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.” The NFL may not have a place for him now, but that doesn’t mean he couldn’t make a return at some point in the future. Doug Flutie did it after a stint in the CFL, and the Montreal Alouettes do own Tebow’s rights, after all. You know, just some food for thought. Have a question for Luke Hughes? Send it to him via Twitter at @LukeFHughes or send it here.

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
1 Comment:
  • So was it ever really on?!! Maybe a Canadian team should take a chance on him. Hell Kurt Warner was in the Arena League before making it in the NFL.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Brad Stevens: LeBron 'looks like the MVP to me'

Le'Veon Bell tees off on Mel Kiper Jr. over Twitter

Report has McCoy headed to Bills, Rosenhaus says no deal

Murray would reportedly give Cowboys hometown discount

Report: Giants ‘considering a run’ at Ndamukong Suh

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Darnell Dockett reportedly visiting 49ers on Tuesday

David West on Brian Shaw being fired: ‘That’s bulls–t'

Hamels trade talk motivating Red Sox pitching staff

Spiller: EJ Manuel learned not to be 'buddy buddy' with everyone

Yankees fire employee over Curt Schilling's daughter tweets

Ravens settle grievance, pay Ray Rice $1.6 million

Lupul, Phaneuf, Cuthbert threaten lawsuit against TSN

Report: Adrian Peterson has trade list of five preferred teams

Murphy disagrees with Billy Bean’s homosexual 'lifestyle'

Trent Cole has ‘no respect’ for Eagles after release from team

Ronda Rousey lands free ticket to Pacquiao-Mayweather bout

Report: Celtics to pursue Love, Monroe and Gasol this summer

Trying to solve the Alex Guerrero problem

Mets to host families of slain NYPD officers at spring training

Teams that should be on NCAA Tourney upset alert

SpongeBob SquarePants: The newest NASCAR race sponsor

Winners and losers of the NHL trade deadline

Andrew Luck shaved beard, left mustache

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Spiller: EJ Manuel learned not to be 'buddy buddy' with everyone

Ten most underrated NFL free agents

Five potential landing spots for Andre Johnson

Texas-Baylor fight leads to 7 ejections

Mark Cuban will be Prez in 'Sharknado 3'

Report: Redskins interested in Suh

Report: Revis likely to hit free agency

Steve Spurrier joins Twitter

MJ makes Forbes billionaire list

Nick Young fires back at Robert Flores

Sad LeBron literally looks in mirror after loss to Rockets

MLS 2015 season preview

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.