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May 31, 2013

Tim Tebow’s Camp Thinks His Career is Over; Tebow Keeping the Faith

by Jared

Lately there hasn’t been a lot of news about Tim Tebow, but that’s about to change. Tebow was a 1st round draft pick, got a chance to start in Denver and then got a ton of press when he came to the Jets, and now he can’t find a job.

Now Tebow’s own camp thinks his playing days are behind him. Members of Tebow’s camp privately told ESPN’s David Fleming that they realize his NFL career is probably over.

As one scout told Fleming, “He’s not a quarterback. When you look at his run two years ago, when you watch the tape and break it down, he wasn’t really doing anything that impressive. He’s a tough guy, a great leader, a great person. But he isn’t a good enough quarterback to have all the distractions that come with him.”

Still, the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport says a source tells him that Tebow isn’t yet giving up on his career.

More from Fleming’s interesting piece:

As a kinesthetic learner, Tebow absorbs information better through using flash cards and hands-on repetitive experience than the traditional method of memorizing diagrams, notes and Polaroids from a playbook. That doesn’t mean Tebow isn’t smart or that he couldn’t develop into a brilliant, quick-thinking quarterback. It just hasn’t happened yet.

When the Broncos defense was on the field, offensive coaches would often tell Tebow the first series of plays they wanted to run when the team got the ball back. Tebow would nod, and they’d separate. And then, invariably, a short while later he’d ask for the information again. Sometimes this ritual would repeat right up until Tebow had to duck into the huddle and call the play. … Worse still was the fact that, according to scouts, Tebow almost never audibled because he struggled to quickly and properly read defenses. And of all the deadly sins Tebow committed against quarterbacking, this was the worst: lacking the self-awareness to recognize and fix these shortcomings.

I’m not betting against Tebow. Most guy would fold under all the pressure, but not Tebow.

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