Tebow owned in more fantasy leagues than Jaguars starting QB Chad Henne

By ALEX SCHLINSKY
FanSided

The NFL is back in our lives this week, and that means fantasy football has returned to the forefront as well. Thousands upon thousands of people participate in fantasy football every year on a number of different outlets offering the same exciting experience for their users.

Fantasy football has grown so much in the last decade that there are now shows dedicated solely to fantasy sports, analysts whose job it is to discuss fantasy football, and every ticker on the bottom of an NFL game shares “fantasy statistics” with the fans watching.

Fantasy football is about longevity. Can all of your starters survive the entire treacherous season? And do you have the right backups to ensure that if one player goes down, you have the perfect replacement?

 

With only a limited number of spots on each team, every player becomes extremely valuable to your chances of winning your league. With the premium so high on roster spots, it would likely come as a major shock that many fantasy footballers employ former Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow on their squads.

Yes, Tim Tebow is actually taking up roster spots on fantasy football teams across the country even though he has not played an NFL game since 2012 and is not currently on any rosters in the NFL. To make matters even more hilarious, Tebow is actually owned in more ESPN Fantasy Leagues than Jacksonville Jaguars starting quarterback Chad Henne.

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Tim Tebow is actually taking up roster spots on teams across the country even though he hasn’t played an NFL game since 2012.

As you can see in the image above, courtesy of The Big Lead, Tebow is owned in 1.3 percent of ESPN leagues, while Chad Henne is owned in just .8 percent of leagues.

Apparently Henne is such a terrible fantasy QB that people would rather have a non-active NFL player who is currently working as an SEC analyst on their squad. If this means anything at all, it may be time for Jacksonville to start considering how long they want to keep No. 3 overall pick Blake Bortles on the bench.

 
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6 Responses to “Tebow owned in more fantasy leagues than Jaguars starting QB Chad Henne”

  1. shaztah says:

    I am not surprised by this. There are a lot of people who are believers in Tim. I have my own theory about why Tim is not in the NFL right now. ESPN, who owns the SEC network knows that their ratings are because of Tim. I bet that the shows that don’t feature him are not getting the ratings that his shows are getting. I bet ESPN are telling the NFL not to sign him or else. I wouldn’t put anything past ESPN anymore. They crucified Tim and ruined him with the constant coverage and constant knit picking that no other player in history has ever had to deal with, not even Johnny football, they just make excuses for him and his poor play or his bad behavior. They make excuses for RGIII and why he is not playing as well as expected. I did not watch NFL last year and do not plan to watch this year. I am a HUGE fan of Tim’s and NO I am not Rich, I live pay check to paycheck but I would give up some extra’s that I usually get to buy a jersey or maybe even a ticket to my first NFL game just to see Tim play.

    I have been debating about telling you all a little story but I thought you might like to know this. I work for McDonald’s as a hiring manager, we are a franchise which owns and operates 10 McD’s in Gainesville and lots of people come to our office and ask for donations and sponsorships. A couple weeks ago one of the city commissioners came in and she was asking about a sponsorship for an event and she noticed my 2 computer screens with Tim as my background and she asked if I was a fan and of course I answered with an enthusiastic YES! She told me about her grandson who has cerebal palsy (same as my husband) and how when he was 7 years old he still wasn’t walking or talking and they decided to take him to a Gator game. He was in his wheel chair near the side lines and a young boy came up to him and gave him a hug and prayed with him. This boy was able to get her grandson to say his first words and she has no idea who he was at the time. That boy was only a 15 year old fan of the Gators but took the time to sit with her grandson and talk to him and pray too. That 15 year old boy ended up playing for the Gators a few years later and this lady’s grandson ended up with his own special spot for the Gator walk and has been this player friend ever since. They talk quite often and this player visits ocassionally and has dinner with him and his grandparents. Any guesses on who the player was who at 15 made such an impact on a young life? You bet it was Tim Tebow. The lady is coming back sometime this month to tell me what she knows about Tim and his NFL situation. She did tell me that Tim has in fact had offers from teams but is being very careful with his choices. After we have lunch and I get more info I will let you know.

    BTW Gainesville is going to be crazy on the 13th when Tim comes to town with the SEC network. They are expecting several thousands of extra people to come from out of town just for Tim.

  2. andrea says:

    Sorry I am not familiar with fantasy football.

    Great story about Tebow. Far different story then good ole’ Wes Walker
    who got caught using drugs and is lying through his teeth about it.

    Great role models the NFL has.

    • ck says:

      Andrea: Yea, Andrea, he sounds like another “role model” from the Patriots and wasn’t there another one whose name started w/an “H”! Sad, but, unfortunately, true!:(

      Happy to hear that T2 has not sold out like all the minority detractos would like!!! Besides, MAJORITY rules and there are far more pulling for him than not!!!:)

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