Jan 6, 2014; Pasadena, CA, USA; Florida Gators former quarterback Tim Tebow on the field before the 2014 BCS National Championship game between the Auburn Tigers and the Florida State Seminoles at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Former Denver Broncos quarterback and first round pick Tim Tebow is still training for a comeback to the NFL. He went to camp last year with the New England Patriots, but spent the entire 2013 season without a job in the NFL.
Since then, Tebow’s been hired by the SEC Network as an analyst for college football games and was most recently seen in the public eye helping ESPN’s coverage of the BCS National Championship game, where he missed predicting the final score by just one point.
That’s neither here nor there. The point is to update you on a guy the Broncos jettisoned to bring in the NFL’s reigning MVP Peyton Manning. Tebow is apparently taking things one day at a time. Those who have seen him throw the ball say that he looks like a completely different QB, one who may in fact be deserving of another shot in the NFL after his stint with the Jets didn’t exactly end well.
Here’s the full news story on Tebow and the work he’s doing in Arizona.
Staying in shape has never been a problem for Tebow. His biggest knock is that he has too sloppy of mechanics to consistently be a good quarterback in the NFL. So, he’s worked on cleaning those up. Tebow has also carried a humongous media circus with him wherever he goes, likely limiting his options in the NFL as well because teams don’t really want that coming along with a backup quarterback.
Still, the fact remains that Tebow has had multiple shots in the NFL. Despite the poor overall numbers, he did well with the Broncos and won a playoff game. He was never given a shot to start with the Jets, who traded draft picks to get him, and the Patriots opted to let him go before the season started.
There are a variety of teams whose offensive styles would work well for Tebow’s skill set, and could potentially mask his deficiencies if he were called upon for backup duties, but it’s also interesting that Tebow has declined any other opportunities to play football anywhere else to get experience on the field.
He’s holding out for the NFL. We’ll see if he gets back in.