Sorry, Tim Tebow. When the NFL says you’re no Rex Grossman, it’s time to give it up

More than 100 QB candidates are in NFL camps and Tebow isn’t one of them

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After being shunned for too long, a great ex-UF quarterback may finally get a chance to show the NFL that he can play pro football.

No, not him.

The Dolphins were going to work out Rex Grossman on Monday. He hadn’t thrown an NFL pass since 2011, but it didn’t matter.


Photos: Florida Gators 2014 football media day

He is so famous I don’t have to use his name. I will, of course, just to ensure this column will get a lot of Web hits.

Tim Tebow. Tim TEBOW. TIM TEBOW!

There, that should overload Google for a few minutes.

As much eye-grabbing copy as Tebow has provided over the years, I pray this is the last time I’ll write about him as a player. Or a wannabe player, to be precise.

It’s time to move on. You know it, I know it, your kid’s goldfish knows it. Everybody knows it except Tebow.

He’s still working out like a maniac, consulting a passing guru in Los Angeles and campaigning for another NFL shot. Tebow was asked last week whether he’s now a better quarterback than he’s ever been.

“By far,” he told USA Today.

In the past, that would serve as a perfect set-up line for a joke. But this quixotic QB quest has gone from funny to silly to sad.

I say that as a Tebow admirer. I love the guy. I want my daughters to grow up to be just like him. If you agree, it should pain you to see him lost in this deluded fog.

He’s turning into Baghdad Bob, the old Iraqi information minister who kept insisting Saddam Hussein was obliterating coalition forces as U.S. tanks casually rolled past him.

“I will defeat the NFL infidels!”

Tebow’s enablers aren’t doing him any favors. Like when Urban Meyer was asked at Big Ten Media Days why Tebow isn’t in the NFL.

“I still don’t get that part of it,” he said. “He’s the second-most efficient passer to ever play college football.”

Meyer gets it, but he’s not going to diss the guy who helped deliver him two national championships. What Tebow needs is an intervention. Friends should interrupt his daily bench-press session and make him read the news out of Dolphins camp.

Miami needs a backup quarterback because everybody it has is either hurt or terrible. Grossman, who’s been rotting on the Redskins‘ bench for two years, was supposed to work out Monday. He backed out, supposedly because another team is interested.

Fear not, Dolphins fans. Brady Quinn and John Skelton are supposed to try out later this week. Maybe they can unseat current third-teamer Seth Lobato.

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6 Responses to “Sorry, Tim Tebow. When the NFL says you’re no Rex Grossman, it’s time to give it up”

  1. Sage says:

    Never heard of this writer before, but he’s typical of a certain breed who are stuck writing for a living at local newspapers. Much like kizla, perhaps.

    Their jobs don’t offer much room for growth, and they must be miserable. It shows in their snide writing.

    • ck says:

      Yes, Sage, he couldn’t mention Tebow’s name enough hoping to get “hits” and what a low class type he is for having done this just to elicit responses!!:(
      Don’t think this will do wonders for the pseudo reporter’s career, ha, ha!

  2. Bubbaelvis says:

    The day is coming soon when all these guys and teams that pass on Tebow will regret it. A team will sign him and it will be the smartest move they have ever made. Tebow has focus and drive like few people have. None of this distracts him and while these kind of folks make fun, he is getting better and better. It is hard to take right now. Brady Quinn? Give me a break. I can’t wait until Tebow is back on the field where h belongs.

  3. Lance says:

    More news on the A11 front.

    It seems negotiations between Sexton and the league have hit a snag. Most of the $25 million dollar deal was tied into to Tim’s ability to draw in viewers, but Sexton wants the money up front. My sources are confident they’ll find a middle ground, so stay tuned.

  4. steftebowfan says:

    Do you mean The League? Or the A11 football leauge

    • Brandi says:

      We haven’t talked to Tim. (Though I have asked Robby to help with setting up the Youth programs in Florida.) I’ve set ‘The League’ up for Tim’s Children and Grandchildren. And he’ll definitely be offered a contract at some point…probably some point in the not-too-distant future. But there will be a hard ceiling of $2M a Yr for Players and it won’t be waived for anyone, including Tim. Though there are some additional things we can offer…like putting some serious weight and support behind his pet causes.

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