Blacklisting Tim Tebow

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Blacklisting Tim Tebow. NFL legendary coach Vince Lombardi once said "winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." In the 21st century, that statement has proven to be false. Tim Tebow is a winner in every sense of the word and denied the chance to win. The NFL is run by sleazy liberals that want nothing to do with having a NFL star that is an outspoken Christian. Management and owners have made nothing but excuses to deny Tebow a shot. It's not a conspiracy, this league is a cartel and they control every last detail.

Mike Ditka said "Tim Tebow is 'good for football, good for our country.'" Asked to perform, Tebow has a long history of old-fashioned winning. His critics are many, their complaints (completion percentage, quarterback rating, etc.) can be easily dismissed considering that one overall fact...he wins time and time again.

Professional Football

Denver Broncos

In 2011, the starting quarterback was Kyle Orton. After the first 5 games, the team was 1-4 and the fans were demanding Tebow be given the starting job. In week 7, Tim was the starter.


8 wins and 5 losses. 17 passing TD’s and 12 rushing TD’s. A six game winning streak from weeks 9 through 14.

The Denver Broncos went to the playoffs, clinching their first playoff berth and division title since 2005 as underdogs to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Tebow would lead a 29–23 overtime win. "The guy who couldn’t 'throw' threw for 316 yards and 2 TD’s, including the 80-yard game-winner on the first play in OT," against the No. 1 rated scoring defense. Denver would lose to the Patriots in the Divisional playoffs.

Despite all the success, this would be the last time Tim Tebow started a NFL football game.

Tebow would be traded to the Jets in the off-season after Denver signed Peyton Manning.

New York Jets

The scam begins. Tebow was brought in to be a backup quarterback to Sanchez. Coach Rex Ryan never had any interest in Tebow. The Jets owner saw a publicity stunt opportunity for increased season ticket sales. Sanchez had a bad year, the team was lousy. The fans demanded Tebow as the starter but coach Rex Ryan refused. Instead of starting the No. 2 quarterback, the coach started No. 3 quarterback Greg McElroy.

In one 16-game season, the amount of play calls Tebow had for the Jets was 40 snaps.

Tebow was released after the season. As a free agent, he would go to the New England Patriots.

New England Patriots

The Patriots signed Tebow as a backup quarterback in the preseason, possibly as a public relations ploy to improve the Patriots' declining image amid the shocking indictment for murder (and subsequent conviction) of one of its star players. Tebow would be cut before the season even started.

Philadelphia Eagles

The Eagles brought in Tebow to compete for the 3rd string quarterback position. The Eagles preseason was productive, they led the league in TDs and total offense.[1] After a competitive quarterback race, the scam was up. No. 3 quarterback Matt Barkley was outperformed by Tebow. Barkley would be traded at the end of preseason to the Arizona Cardinals. Tebow would be cut by Philadelphia.

In the 2015 Preseason, Tebow ranked 15 in total yards for the NFC conference. [2][3]

Quarterback Completions Yards TD's Interceptions Rushing Yards Total Yards
Tim Tebow 21/36 286 2 1 82 368
Matt Barkley 27/52 351 0 2


  • Morris became 3rd string for Philadelphia after the release of Tebow. He's an undrafted quarterback with zero NFL experience other than being on the Jacksonville Jaguars practice squad and then they cut him. Morris threw 30 interceptions as a college player.[4]

Career by the Numbers

The league thinks they can put down Tebow as not a NFL quarteback, here are the interesting figures that say otherwise

  • Comparing overall quarterback rankings through their first 16 games, Tim Tebow is No. 2.[5]
  • Of the 73 quarterbacks who threw at least 30 passes this preseason, Tebow's 58.3 completion percentage tied for 47th, ahead of the completion percentage of players such as Russell Wilson, Cam Newton and Eli Manning.[6]
  • In the final five minutes of fourth quarters, Tebow has a total QBR of 80.1 in his career—33 points better than the QBR of any other quarterback in Eagles camp.[7]
  • Tebow became the first Heisman winning QB in 28 years to win an NFL playoff game.
  • In 2010 vs Oakland, Tebow rushed for the longest TD run in Broncos history, 40 yards.
  • Tebow became the 1st QB in NFL history to rush for a TD in each of his first 3 starts.
  • Tebow also became the first player to have 4 completions of more than 30 yards in one quarter of a playoff game in the modern era (1960).


Stats current in 2014,[8]

  • In just 3 seasons in the NFL, Tebow managed to win as many playoff games, one, as current NFL starting QB’s Jay Cutler, Alex Smith, Andrew Luck, Tony Romo and Matt Ryan. Oh by the way, that one playoff win came in Tebow’s first career playoff appearance.
  • Tebow also has the same number of career playoff wins as former multi-year NFL starters, Matt Schaub, Jeff George, Bubby Brister, Rodney Peete, Steve Walsh, Steve Beuerlein, David Garrard, Marc Bulger, Erik Kramer, Elvis Grbac, “Dandy” Don Meredith, Steve Barkowski, Steve DeBerg, Joe Ferguson and David Carr.
    *Tebow has more playoff wins than 13 current NFL starting QB’s COMBINED — a group that includes: Matt Cassel, Nick Foles, Matthew Stafford, Cam Newton, RG3, Carson Palmer, Andy Dalton, EJ Manuel, Shaun Hill, Chad Henne, Josh McCown, Jake Locker, Derek Carr and Brian Hoyer.

Honors

  • In 2010, Tebow was drafted number 25 in the 1st round by the Denver Broncos.
  • Tebow won two national championships for the Florida Gators. In 2007, he threw for 29 TD's and rushed for 21 TD's, the most in SEC history. This would earn him the coveted Heisman trophy.
  • 2009 First-team Academic All-American.
  • 2009 Senior CLASS Award.
  • 2009 Heisman Trophy finalist.
  • 2009 First-team All-SEC by: AP, Coaches, Rivals.com
  • 2009 Second-team All-America (Walter Camp Foundation).
  • 2009 Southeastern Conference Offensive Player of the Year.
  • 2009 Sports Illustrated College football Player of the Decade.
  • 2008 First-team All-America by College Football News.
  • 2008 ESPY for Best Male College Athlete
  • 2008 Heisman Trophy finalist
  • 2008 Southeastern Conference Offensive Player of the Week.
  • 2008 SEC Championship Game Most Valuable Player
  • 2008 First-team All-SEC by AP, Coaches, Rivals.com.
  • 2008 Southeastern Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
  • 2008 First-team Academic All-American.
  • 2007 Walter Camp Award finalist.
  • 2007 Sporting News Player of the Year.
  • 2007 First-team Academic All-American.
  • 2007 Manning Award finalist.
  • 2007 Rivals.com National Offensive Player of the Year.
  • 2007 Rivals.com SEC Offensive Player of the Year.
  • 2007 First-team All-SEC by: Associated Press, Coaches, Rivals.com
  • 2007 Associated Press SEC Offensive Player of the Year.
  • 2007 First-team All-American by: Associated Press, Football Writers Association of America, Walter Camp Football Foundation, Sporting News, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, CBS Sports, College Football News, Rivals.com, and Scout.com
  • 2007 Roy F. Kramer SEC Male Athlete of the Year.
  • 2007 ESPY for Best Male College Athlete.
  • 2006 SEC All-Freshman Team.
  • Tebow won a state championship for Allen D. Nease high school.

See also

References

  1. TEAM OFFENSE TOTAL STATS, CBSSports.com
  2. NFL.com
  3. http://www.nfl.com/player/timtebow/497135/gamelogs
  4. http://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/stephen-morris-1.html
  5. TebowsFirst16.com
  6. Top stats to know about Eagles' release of Tebow, ESPN.com
  7. Top stats to know about Eagles' release of Tebow, ESPN.com
  8. Why No One in the NFL Wants Tim Tebow, Medium.com

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