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 >>
International martial arts champion and conservative actor Chuck Norris wrote a 1500-word essay pubished this week in wnd.com praising former New York Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow. Norris compared Tebow to himself and suggested the Jacksonville Jaguars "give Tim the opportunity to excel as a quarterback and usher them to Super Bowl status."
In late April, the Jaguars announced they would not consider Tebow. "The Jacksonville Jaguars' plans do not include Tim Tebow," wrote Jim Woodcock, spokesman for team owner Shad Khan, in an email to the Florida Times-Union.
The immensely popular Tebow currently waits in limbo, due to the Jaguars' decision. Nevertheless, Norris expressed great confidence in the football star. "With his skillset, confidence, marketability and Christian faith, his future is rock solid and good as gold – on and off the field," the actor wrote. more >>
Philadelphia Eagles guard Evan Mathis garnered media attention this week after joking about Tim Tebow's virginity in a Twitter post.
On Sunday, Mathis posted to his Twitter account the image of a sign that said, "Don't die a virgin terrorists are up there waiting for you." He tweeted the image along with a personal message to the Christian quarterback, which said, "@Tim Tebow, thinking about you big guy."
Mathis, who played college football at The University of Alabama, also grabbed headlines last week when he posted a picture to Instagram of himself either urinating or pretending to urinate on a sign outside of an Internal Revenue Service building . As a caption to the image, which he posted several days after the IRS admitted to targeting conservative groups, Mathis wrote: "Audit this." more >>
Tony Boselli, former Jacksonville Jaguars legend, has argued that "crazed fans" and the media have created a "circus" around free agent Tim Tebow, which is making it a problem for him to find a new team.
"I like Tim and I think he's a great person, but if I were [in charge of] the Jaguars I would not do it (sign Tebow)," Boselli said in an interview on the Open Mike radio show. "I wouldn't do it because of the distraction. I'm not convinced either way on whether Tim could be a franchise quarterback ... The problem is people like this lawyer (John Morgan who wants the Jaguars to sign Tebow), the media and the crazed fans who are hurting Tebow."
Boselli, who played as an offensive tackle for the Jaguars between 1995 and 2001, refers to prominent Orlando attorney John Morgan, who launched a radio campaign trying to persuade Jaguars owner Shad Khan to sign Tebow. more >>
Though a full blown conspiracy by the NFL may be in doubt, the fact that unashamed Christian QB Tim Tebow has not been picked up by any team since he was let go by the N.Y. Jets more than two weeks ago leaves room for speculation. Regardless of whether Tebow has been blackballed from the NFL or not, teams from alternative leagues like the Arena Football League have shown an interest in him.
The co-owner of the Philadelphia Soul, ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski, says he's interested in offering a job to the free-agent quarterback, according to Sporting News. Tebow has not responded, however. Jaworski reportedly said, "I'd love to have him."
"I haven't heard back from him, and I'm not going to push it," Jaworski said. "If he decides he wants to play Arena Football, we'll make a spot for him." more >>