A poll of over 7,000 people has found that most believe popular Christian athlete Tim Tebow will be able to make the New England Patriots' 53-man roster and be on the team next season.
"It would be an interesting turnaround for Tebow," ESPN.com observed. "Just last week he was a player on the scrap heap that nobody wanted. Not even the talent-deprived New York Jets, who are rebuilding and need all the talent they can get, wanted nothing to do with Tebow on their roster. However, Tebow has a solid chance to make the 53-man roster of the Patriots, the reigning AFC East champs."
The online SportsNation poll, which as of Monday afternoon has over 7,800 votes, is still open and receiving votes. Sixty-eight percent of respondents so far have voted that they believe Tebow will make the roster, while 32 percent have said that he will be unable to do so. more >>
The media's obsession with Tim Tebow is a head-shaker. Who is Tim Tebow? He is a) a Christian, and quite outspoken about it; b) a borderline NFL talent who just signed a deal with a pretty good team for what will probably be a gig as a third-string quarterback.
Neither A nor B is particularly unusual in modern society, nor is the combination of the two. Surely there have been other third-string quarterbacks who were Christians and didn't mind saying so. But for some reason, the combination as it lives and breathes in the form of Tim Tebow drives the media bananas, such that they can't stop talking about every move he makes, and what everyone around him thinks of it.
Why is the media obsessed with Tim Tebow? more >>
The owner of NFL franchise The New England Patriots, who recently signed quarterback Tim Tebow, said that the popular Christian athlete's spiritually is "very appealing."
"For me personally, having Tim Tebow on this team, he's someone who believes in spirituality, he's very competitive and works hard, and has a great attitude, and he's a winner. So having him as part of our franchise is great, but he has to compete just like anyone else," said Patriots owner Robert Kraft, who is Jewish, in an interview on Wednesday with ESPN.
"We're blessed to have a lot of people like that, but the fact that spirituality is very important to him is very appealing to me." more >>
Tim Tebow, the 25-year-old Christian quarterback, may be gearing up to play for the New England Patriots.
Tebow was officially released from the New York Jets roster in April. While a number of media outlets questioned if the NFL player would get his opportunity to play in the league ever again, a source reportedly told USA Today that the Patriots will officially welcome Tebow into their mini training camp this week.
While Yahoo! Sports previously reported that Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said Tebow had no chance of joining his team, the coach recently blasted the report. more >>
The father of former New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow has denied rumors that his son's career is over, after reports came out claiming that the athlete's camp had admitted his time in the NFL had come to an end.
"You are old enough to not believe all you hear," Bob Tebow told NFL.com over the weekend.
Tebow has been looking for a new team ever since he was released from the Jets in April, and has largely kept his head down and stayed out of the spotlight. Various sports broadcasters have tried to predict if, when and for who he will play for next season, but as of yet no team has said it wants to take Tebow on board, especially in his preferred quarterback position. more >>
When it comes to Tim Tebow and his supporters, it appears no circumstance goes wasted as an opportunity to encourage others – even in times of unemployment from the NFL for the Christian athlete.
"I know Tim Tebow must be frustrated that he hasn't found the right team yet and is still searching. Here's the advice I would give to Tim as he waits for his new team," wrote Tony Dungy, retired NFL coach and national spokesman for All Pro Dad, in his blog.
Dungy's words come as an introduction to his short video clip on the All Pro Dad website in which he says, "Tim Tebow, I know, is really disappointed that he hasn't got it going and on a team, in a direction, knowing what locker room he is going to be in right now, but the advice I'd have for Tim is just to be patient, be faithful, the Lord has a good spot for you, He's going to give you the right situation. more >>