will tim tebow have a good nfl career?

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define "good" however you'd like to~

http://www.tuckfebow.com/Tim-Tebow-Girlfriend-T-shirt.jpg

Poll Results

OptionVotes
it's in god's hands 10
no 9
yes 0


johnny crunch, Tuesday, 27 April 2010 11:43 (nine years ago) link

It's in God's hands, clearly.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 27 April 2010 17:50 (nine years ago) link

god i hope not

ban c u tty (k3vin k.), Tuesday, 27 April 2010 18:49 (nine years ago) link

he will be farve x a million, shame on any of you rooting for him right now

ban c u tty (k3vin k.), Tuesday, 27 April 2010 18:50 (nine years ago) link

if "good" means "is playing in the NFL 5 years from now" I'll go with...I dunno, sure, why not, maybe he'll find his role

iatee, Tuesday, 27 April 2010 18:51 (nine years ago) link

though if I had to put money on it, I dunno...yeah probably not

iatee, Tuesday, 27 April 2010 18:51 (nine years ago) link

NO HE WILL NOT HAVE A GOOD NFL CAREER.

Daniel, Esq., Tuesday, 27 April 2010 18:52 (nine years ago) link

yall are retarded fwiw

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 27 April 2010 18:52 (nine years ago) link

*is retarded, doesn't get that post*

ban c u tty (k3vin k.), Tuesday, 27 April 2010 18:53 (nine years ago) link

*daps plies anyways*

ban c u tty (k3vin k.), Tuesday, 27 April 2010 18:53 (nine years ago) link

a. i voted "it's in god's hands" because obv it is, but tebow's gonna play in the nfl for 15+ years -- probably not at QB, and denver might've spent a first round pick on an h-back, but the guy is a really great athlete (tho maybe a bit slow for the nfl) + and he's got good knowledge of football & i can almost guaruntee that he won't pull an eric crouch and refuse to play a different position if it comes to that -- i think he's prob pretty much the white antwan randel-el, subsitute the tight end position for wide receiver

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 27 April 2010 18:55 (nine years ago) link

i would put the chance that tebow leads the broncos in rushing touchdowns next year at 40%

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 27 April 2010 18:55 (nine years ago) link

do we even know if he can catch a football?

iatee, Tuesday, 27 April 2010 18:55 (nine years ago) link

15+ years! really!?

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 27 April 2010 18:56 (nine years ago) link

i've seen him take quite a few snaps out of the shotgun, yes

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 27 April 2010 18:56 (nine years ago) link

or maybe 10! whatever. he's gonna have a long career.

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 27 April 2010 18:56 (nine years ago) link

so all that tight-end tim tebow needs is a quarterback who turns around and then throws the ball through his legs

iatee, Tuesday, 27 April 2010 18:57 (nine years ago) link

can just hear the rick reilly/every other sportswriter jizzing out "what a team player!" already u_u

ban c u tty (k3vin k.), Tuesday, 27 April 2010 18:58 (nine years ago) link

and btw i'm very much rooting for him!! the nfl has long been this bastion of fitting players into molds as opposed to molding a team/scheme around your players, so i think any player -- like mike vick or vince young or steve young before him -- that forces or allows nfl teams to be more creative is a good thiing for the league and for the fans and i hope tebow takes a ton of wildcat snaps next year and is successful with them

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 27 April 2010 18:59 (nine years ago) link

I can otm that

iatee, Tuesday, 27 April 2010 18:59 (nine years ago) link

If he's not a success in Denver after two years, I see him being traded to Jacksonville just to put butts in seats (provided he hasn't embarrassed himself so badly that no one cares).

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 27 April 2010 18:59 (nine years ago) link

that's why i hate the colts fwiw -- they run like three formations and the same three plays out of those same three formations, it's soooo zzzzzzz get out of here peyton u robot

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 27 April 2010 19:00 (nine years ago) link

if he sucks I dunno how many butts are gonna come to seats xp

iatee, Tuesday, 27 April 2010 19:00 (nine years ago) link

obv the definition of "good" is at issue here--i doubt he will make it at qb but all accounts of his athleticism indicate he could hang around in some role.

still voted no.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 27 April 2010 19:00 (nine years ago) link

That said, I'm actually rooting for him to do well. xxp

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 27 April 2010 19:00 (nine years ago) link

J0rdan otm

Mordy, Tuesday, 27 April 2010 19:01 (nine years ago) link

I'm rooting for him to be aborted.

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Tuesday, 27 April 2010 19:13 (nine years ago) link

Good God, can you imagine what the press coverage will be like if Tebow actually is good? You think Peter King's man-love for Favre is bad, just wait for his Tebow buttsecks.

booty claps and harp solos (leavethecapital), Thursday, 29 April 2010 01:01 (nine years ago) link

15+ years! really!?

mel kiper predicts a 37-year nfl career for tebow.

Daniel, Esq., Thursday, 29 April 2010 01:08 (nine years ago) link

kiper actually isn't a tebow rhapsodizer

ibaka flocka flame (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 29 April 2010 01:09 (nine years ago) link

Tim Tebow, already having fun!!!

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=5151607

booty claps and harp solos (leavethecapital), Saturday, 1 May 2010 18:28 (nine years ago) link

if there is any god the answer is "no"

Wir fahren fahren fahren auf der Autoban (Curt1s Stephens), Saturday, 1 May 2010 18:36 (nine years ago) link

I'm agnostic, does that mean maybe?

Nom Nom Nom Chomsky (WmC), Saturday, 1 May 2010 18:38 (nine years ago) link

if the answer is no there may or may not be a god

Wir fahren fahren fahren auf der Autoban (Curt1s Stephens), Saturday, 1 May 2010 18:40 (nine years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Sunday, 2 May 2010 23:01 (nine years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Monday, 3 May 2010 23:01 (nine years ago) link

looooooooooooooooooooooooooool

johnny crunch, Monday, 3 May 2010 23:01 (nine years ago) link

i voted "it's in god's hands" because obv it is

^i would like to point out that i was otm itt

J0rdan S., Monday, 3 May 2010 23:03 (nine years ago) link

:D

brandon softerserve (k3vin k.), Monday, 3 May 2010 23:05 (nine years ago) link

awesome

i never promised you a whinegarten (forksclovetofu), Monday, 3 May 2010 23:08 (nine years ago) link

one month passes...

I doubt it. He might be average at best.

Lady, Saturday, 12 June 2010 17:01 (nine years ago) link

Is it seriously still 3 whole months till the start of regular season?? This is torture.

Fetchboy, Saturday, 12 June 2010 21:13 (nine years ago) link

I miss football... :(

i'm a desperate bicycle (leavethecapital), Monday, 14 June 2010 01:18 (nine years ago) link

one month passes...

5 yrs 33 mil, 13mil guaranteed

my stomach is full of anger. and pie. (Hunt3r), Thursday, 29 July 2010 22:41 (nine years ago) link

that's a lotta bibles!

J0rdan S., Thursday, 29 July 2010 22:42 (nine years ago) link

local interview from months ago where he state "i don't care about material things, i just wanna play football, no way i'd ever holdout" got lots of play the last couple days.

my stomach is full of anger. and pie. (Hunt3r), Thursday, 29 July 2010 22:43 (nine years ago) link

hoes on my dick cuz tim tebow looks like jesus

johnny crunch, Sunday, 8 August 2010 15:20 (nine years ago) link

one month passes...

He's the official backup.

Gulab jamun (Gulab Jamun) into the syrup please. (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 12 September 2010 15:51 (nine years ago) link

He might have the body type to be a fullback or a tight end but I don't think he could hack it. He was okay at running when he was with the Broncos but he added too much weight with the Jets.

Also his interviews were 100% platitudes. I doubt he could provide color commentary of value. He might be a good sideline reporter jock.

polyphonic, Wednesday, 4 December 2013 23:58 (five years ago) link

Yeah, that's the stunner for me. This guy is not so great at the talking.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 5 December 2013 00:01 (five years ago) link

three weeks pass...

ESPN has hired @TimTebow as analyst for SEC Network (Aug. launch). Makes ESPN debut Monday on BCS

polyphonic, Monday, 30 December 2013 21:08 (five years ago) link

time to get on with his life's work

mookieproof, Monday, 30 December 2013 21:11 (five years ago) link

damn sec network thats a dis

lag∞n, Monday, 30 December 2013 22:57 (five years ago) link

one month passes...
five months pass...

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/tim-tebow-wants-you-to-know-he-s-in-shape-and-totally-ready-for-an-nfl-call-171541549.html

"One of my favorite quotes is 'I don't know what my future holds, but I know who holds my future.' And in that, it gives you peace to just continue to work, go after what your heart desires and when you do that, you don't have any regrets. I think that's the best way to live life," Tebow said.

LIKE If you are against racism (omar little), Tuesday, 22 July 2014 20:25 (five years ago) link

I don't know what my pants hold, but i know who holds my pants

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 22 July 2014 20:37 (five years ago) link

i don't know for sure that it's a good idea to put my arm in this wood chipper but if not jesus has got my back. no regrets. #yolo(ej)

Roberto Spiralli, Tuesday, 22 July 2014 20:51 (five years ago) link

this poll was about as OTM as ILX has ever been.

He's still won as many playoff games as Tony Romo and Andrew Luck have.

polyphonic, Tuesday, 22 July 2014 21:47 (five years ago) link

that's the "in god's hands" part

this dude will be preaching in tents all over america soon

chikungunya manatee (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 22 July 2014 22:07 (five years ago) link

two years pass...

i'm sure he'll have one of those patented "touched by jesus" heroic moments

http://i.imgur.com/02vRunl.gif

nomar, Tuesday, 9 August 2016 17:29 (three years ago) link

in the minors maybe

no poke balls (rip van wanko), Tuesday, 9 August 2016 17:33 (three years ago) link

http://media.chick.com/tractimages67491/0057/0057_01.gif

nomar, Tuesday, 9 August 2016 17:42 (three years ago) link

three weeks pass...

i'm watching this guy swing and...he's got no shot

bad swing?

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 30 August 2016 17:43 (three years ago) link

there's always the Marlins

frogbs, Tuesday, 30 August 2016 17:45 (three years ago) link

minor league teams would absolutely kill to have him; maybe some club will do them a favor and sign him

mookieproof, Tuesday, 30 August 2016 19:20 (three years ago) link

He launched a few big bombs in batting practice, apparently

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 30 August 2016 19:22 (three years ago) link

Oh yeah, if he gets a good start, he's really slippery.

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ew

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Neanderthal, Wednesday, 31 August 2016 02:17 (three years ago) link

Interesting to note his arm was considered a bit below average, the article stated mist likely LF-1B for position.

The scout said he didn't see any issue in giving him a shot, worst comes to worse you sell some minor league jerseys and then have to release him.

earlnash, Wednesday, 31 August 2016 14:30 (three years ago) link

yeah definitely

CAD the swing was super powerful but it was all arms and his plane was almost comically uppercut, like out of a beer league. he's obv an insane athlete but at age 29 i really doubt he could be taught the mechanics to hit live pitching at the level he seems to want to play at

have you ever even read The Drudge Report? Have you gone on Stormfron (k3vin k.), Wednesday, 31 August 2016 14:58 (three years ago) link

a couple years ago he was kinda cute tbh

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 31 August 2016 14:59 (three years ago) link

oh you

have you ever even read The Drudge Report? Have you gone on Stormfron (k3vin k.), Wednesday, 31 August 2016 14:59 (three years ago) link

oh him!

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 31 August 2016 15:00 (three years ago) link

I'm sure he'll hit .250 if everybody pitches to him underhand

Neanderthal, Wednesday, 31 August 2016 15:20 (three years ago) link

who CARES?

The Hon. J. Piedmont Mumblethunder (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 31 August 2016 15:21 (three years ago) link

the fact that Sotosyn knows who this underachiever is can be chalked up entirely to his God Squad PR

The Hon. J. Piedmont Mumblethunder (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 31 August 2016 15:22 (three years ago) link

you should be pleased, having a failed nfl player tryout for baseball is a big deal for the profile of the sport

Roberto Spiralli, Wednesday, 31 August 2016 15:24 (three years ago) link

he will be a blocking left-fielder

Neanderthal, Wednesday, 31 August 2016 15:28 (three years ago) link

ban spiralli

have you ever even read The Drudge Report? Have you gone on Stormfron (k3vin k.), Wednesday, 31 August 2016 15:30 (three years ago) link

the profile of the sport (does not cause brain damage) is fine

The Hon. J. Piedmont Mumblethunder (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 31 August 2016 15:33 (three years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Tim Tebow has never been what everyone wanted him to be, and for that he became one of America’s most celebrated, and at times scorned, athletes.

He wore his faith on his sleeve – or at least his eye black with Bible verses. He was relentlessly positive in an era better known for bitterness and snark. He spent his free time visiting hospitals and speaking at prisons and caring about people few others care about. He freely admitted adhering to romantic restrictions that run counter to much of modern society, most notably that of a star athlete at the University of Florida.

For all of that he was lauded and laughed at and labeled, good and bad, and more specifically in ways that made him into whatever someone wanted him to be.

No matter what, he kept smiling. He kept explaining. He kept just being Tim, take it or leave it.

When Tebow’s NFL career gets discussed, it often boils down to a simple question: Why didn’t he just play another position?

The 6-foot-3, 245-pounder is an NFL-caliber athlete. What he wasn’t, at least not consistently, was an NFL quarterback. No shame in that. NFL rosters are littered with former college quarterbacks contributing in other ways.

Tebow had plenty of offers to become a tight end or an H-back or some utility piece. Bill Belichick, the master of Swiss Army knife players, even brought him into New England. Tebow wouldn’t budge. It was quarterback or bust. He went bust.

Now, at 29, Tebow is preparing to join the New York Mets organization to give baseball a try. He isn’t merely at peace with that, he’s thrilled with the challenge.

Yet he’s well aware of the lingering question … the question that produces an answer that makes little sense to some of Tebow’s most ardent fans and seems at odds with the too-simple narrative that was long ago formed around him. What it actually speaks to is precisely the self-made, secure cutting-his-own-path man that he’s always been.

“I think a lot of people don’t get it or understand it,” Tebow told Yahoo Sports on Thursday, as he promoted the 25th annual Allstate AFCA Good Works Team made up of college football players who demonstrate “good works’ in their communities far beyond the field.

“They say, ‘Why? Why not go to a different position in football?’ ” Tebow continued. “It’s because it’s not the game of football. It’s what you love doing in it. For me, it was the position of quarterback. And for me, now it’s pursuing what’s in my heart and what I want to go after, being the best baseball player I can be.”

In short, if he couldn’t be a quarterback, then he no longer wanted to be a football player. His love was with the position, not the game. His motivation came from the challenge of the specific job, not staying in the sport by any means necessary and certainly not by doing whatever people expected him to do or they think they would have done under similar circumstances.

“By nature I’m a people person,” Tebow said. “And I like making people happy. As far as pursuing your dreams and your passions, you have to do what is in your heart, not what other people want you to do. And that’s where I think, it’s tough, but you’ve got to choose your passion, you’ve got to choose your heart more than what people want you to do. And that’s what I’ve tried to do.”

Many had boxed Tebow into a clichéd definition: If he is a devout Christian (and he is) and a great teammate on championship teams (and he was), then he must also adhere to the supposedly conservative value of sacrificing all individual preference for the wishes of authority and the pursuit of dominance, a concept rooted deep in the ethos of American Puritanism.

What do you mean he won’t do anything for the team? What do you mean he won’t do anything to continue to play football? What do you mean he’d rather walk away unless he can play the game on his terms, at his chosen position?

The United States is a comment section of a nation these days, forever trying to define everyone and everything simply. Conservative or liberal. Republican or Democrat. Trump or Clinton.

It turns out Tim Tebow has been holding a gray crayon, coloring outside the lines this entire time.

He isn’t acting like a football player is supposed to act, where making the NFL is everything and winning games is the only thing. Of course, he’s also built his life to have the freedom of choice. Football isn’t his only way to make money and money isn’t his only, or even a top, motivation. Not playing football doesn’t hurt anyone. His charitable foundation is as big as ever; that’s what brings him joy.

“Helping people,” he said.

It turns out he didn’t just want to be a guy on the team. He wanted to be THE guy on the team. If that couldn’t happen, then suddenly the hits, the risk of injury, the potential concussions, the training, the time, the whatever, it wasn’t worth it. So he quit. Is that selfish? Is that admirable?

Just like with everything else with Tebow, you can take it or leave it, support him or not, attempt to understand or just make fun of him.

It’s his life. It’s always been his life.

“The two things I loved so much in sports was hitting a baseball and quarterbacking,” Tebow said. “Because both were so hard, because both were so tough. In football they are counting on you to win the game for your team in the end. Quarterback is the only position where they count the record. The record counts for you. So it’s tough.

“And hitting, if you go 3 for 10 it’s a really good thing. I just love those two things.”

Sports are not everything to him. Everything is doing those two things – the individual challenge of running an offense or hitting a curve – and those two things alone.

“I got a chance to pursue football and really live out my dream as a quarterback and there were highs and lows with that,” Tebow said. “And now I get to do that with baseball. I’m excited about that.”

He may never make it as a baseball player, may never hit 3 for 10, not in the minors, not in the majors. He doesn’t care. He’s content with that. It’s about the attempt. It’s about the gift of being able to do it his way.

Everyone saw Tim Tebow as Christian conservative football star, the purest distilled example of some kind of ultra All-American alpha dog, establishment-first athlete. Clear eyes. Full hearts. Etc.

Turns out that wasn’t him. Not all of him. Turns out that if you paid close enough attention, that never was him. Turns out he’s a lot more than that, a guy who knows what he wants and won’t compromise, even if that’s what everyone expected him to do, even if that’s what everyone would have cheered him for doing.

It turns out he’s just Tim, a baseball player now, but otherwise the same as he’s always been.

nomar, Friday, 16 September 2016 22:16 (two years ago) link

♫ just tim ♪

mookieproof, Friday, 16 September 2016 23:15 (two years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVAL-cGCOfY

Spottie, Friday, 16 September 2016 23:41 (two years ago) link

tim teeball

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 28 September 2016 18:00 (two years ago) link

lmao

Spottie, Wednesday, 28 September 2016 18:09 (two years ago) link

credit for that goes to a deadspin commenter

nomar, Wednesday, 28 September 2016 18:12 (two years ago) link

ok i give up i'm all in on tebow

k3vin k., Wednesday, 28 September 2016 18:18 (two years ago) link

jk

k3vin k., Wednesday, 28 September 2016 18:18 (two years ago) link

two weeks pass...

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Tim Tebow is still looking for his first hit with the Scottsdale Scorpions. But on Wednesday night he reached base, drove in a run and got his jersey dirty in his second game in the Arizona Fall League.

Tebow, playing left field and batting seventh in the order, walked in the bottom of the second and got his first RBI in the fourth on a fielder’s choice.

Runners were at first and third when Tebow hit a grounder to the second baseman, who threw to the shortstop for the force as Tebow beat the relay throw to first and the runner scored from third.

Later in the inning, Tebow was thrown out on a feet-first slide at home plate on a fielder’s choice and fans cheered as he rose to his feet in a dirt-streaked uniform.

"Played hard today, ' 'Scorpions manager Tom Goodwin said of Tebow.

nomar, Friday, 14 October 2016 20:46 (two years ago) link

he hasn't hit the ball out of the infield in three games

mookieproof, Friday, 14 October 2016 20:50 (two years ago) link

two years pass...

your acting attorney general of the united states of america

Am I the only one that, if I owned a NFL team, would trade for @TimTebow ?

— Matt Whitaker 🇺🇸 (@MattWhitaker46) March 19, 2012

mookieproof, Wednesday, 7 November 2018 20:45 (ten months ago) link

:(

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 8 November 2018 06:12 (ten months ago) link


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