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Why No One in the NFL Wants Tim Tebow

  • Amanda Casanova
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2014 Sep 08
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Tim Tebow’s role in professional football is being discussed as the NFL football season swings into play.


Tebow helped his teams win a State Championship in High School, two National Championships in College and a Division Championship in the NFL. In his 2007 College Football season, Tebow threw for 29 touchdowns and rushed for 21 more, the most in SEC history. He also won the Heisman Trophy.


Still, Tebow is now reporting on football as a SEC Network Commentator and not actually playing the game, said Medium columnist Steve Matoren.


“Tebow’s limitless heart, insatiable will-to-win, strong character, extraordinary work ethic, humility, countless charitable efforts and leadership skills have never been in question. You would think these off-the-chart intangibles alone should be enough to warrant a real opportunity.”


In a column, Matoren reached out to each of the 32 NFL teams to ask "Why don’t you want Tim Tebow on your team?" Most teams did not respond to his question. A few replied that they did not discuss the careers of players that were not on the roster.


“Tebow doesn’t fit your system? Change your system," Matoren wrote. “Tebow brings too much attention. Hello! You’re in the business of entertainment and attention getting!"


“Tebow’s faith is disruptive. To whom? ISIS?”



Publication date: September 8, 2014