The New York Jets released quarterback Tim Tebow on Monday (April 29). Some folks believe that Tebow was not treated properly by the Jets. I would have to agree.
A few people believe that the Jets should have released him before the draft so that he would have a better chance to be picked up by another team. It seemed (from afar) as though Jets coach Rex Ryan, for some reason, wanted to stick a knife in Tebow’s back and twist it.
Ryan told ESPN Radio, “We really didn’t take advantage, in my opinion, of his skill set. That’s nobody’s fault, ultimately it’s my fault.”
No kidding. Tebow played in 12 games for the Jets in 2012. He threw just eight passes and completed six for 39 yards. He carried the ball 32 times for 102 yards. The Jets had a terrible season finishing 6-10. The whole Jets 2012 season can be put into two words: Butt tackle.Tebow tweeted Proverbs 3:5-6 on Monday (the day he was released by the Jets) which says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
Tebow’s trophy room is crammed with awards such as being a two-time BCS National Champion with the Florida Gators where he won the Heisman Trophy in 2007. I would imagine that most of those awards do not matter much to Tebow. He’s a Christian and it’s evident that God comes first in his life. He believes that his reward will be in Heaven. Football seems to be a way for Tebow to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. Non-Christians probably won’t understand that, and probably some Christians have a hard time grasping it, too.
The naysayers and haters have been out in force the past few years with their opinions about Tim Tebow. Some ended up looking like fools and that was before he was released on Monday. If Tebow ends up with another team, those people will be back out in force. Tuesday afternoon (April 30) he cleared waivers and is an unrestricted free agent, which means he can sign with any team. The New England Patriots could be one of those teams.
The 25th pick in the 2010 NFL draft has received interest from the Legends Football League (formerly called the Lingerie Football League) to be their quarterbacks coach, the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League said he could compete for a back-up spot, plus the Omaha Beef of the Nebraska indoor football team has offered him $75 per game to play for them.
I have a feeling that Tim Tebow will do just fine in whatever he decides to do.
Tebow will continue to be a winner in life whether he plays football or not. As he once said, “I don’t know what my future holds, but I do know who holds my future.”
Amen to that Tim Tebow. Amen to that.
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