Tim Tebow News 2013: Unemployed Quarterback Has Zero NFL Offers Despite Open Positions, ‘He Can’t Accurately Throw A Football’
By Staff Writer | October 29, 2013 05:48 PM EDT
Tim Tebow news that circulated recently shows the famous player enjoying the sun of Hawaii and possibly a candidate for a comeback post as quarterback for the Jacksonville Jaguars, but halfway through the NFL season, the former Pats trainee still has no spot or position in any NFL teams.
According to the Bleacher Report, teams like the St. Louis Rams and Chicago Bears all had to sign new quarterbacks because of their injuries and Cleveland Browns and Buffallo Bills lost their respective starting quarterbacks for a significant amount of time. Despite the availability of a spot, Tim Tebow was never in discussion.
“He can’t accurately throw a football,” was the tweet of Matt Miller, responding to a message sent to him by Twitter user @Still_Legendary asking why the player is still not in the league.
Bleacher Report noted that Tim Tebow has appeared in 35 games in his career and has started 14 at quarterback. In that span of time, the player has only completed 47.9 percent of his passes, insufficient to make it to the NFL…again, at least.
Since 2006, only Tim Tebow and Jamarcus Russell have completed fewer than half their passes in a full season, according to Bleacher Report. Josh Freeman is on his way toward that mark this year and he has already been released once this season.
It’s that bucket of players that an NFL hopeful wouldn’t want to be part of. Being known for having that lack of skill keeps team from picking up their phones to reach out to Tim Tebow or Jamarcus Russell.
Although Tim is more dynamic in the ball than other free-agent options, a coach would prefer a solid and strong quarterback who can make the necessary passes and let the other weapons on offense perform their duty.
Many, however, still say that the 2011 Denver Broncos had a successful season despite a lack of accurate passing. The suggestions could be true, noted Bleacher Report, but the key to their success was also due to John Fox and Mike McCoy’s competence in transforming the entire offense to fit Tim Tebow’s modus as a quarterback.
What the Broncos did was to focus on the rushing attack despite having quality receivers in Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker, with the coaching staff brought in the read-option, allowing the famous NFL player to run around all day to pick up yards.
The adjustments were effective and were custom-made for the former Heisman winner, who at that time was the best option on the roster. This would not be helpful and practical for any team mid-season, to practically reinvent their playbook for a new quarterback.
Another huge issue for Tim Tebow not having at least a back-up job in the league was because of the overwhelming fan support and media attention that makes him a negative influence wherever he goes.
Tebow being on any roster would divert attention from the team and on whether when he will play or not.
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