The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made a decision to move on from veteran QB Josh Freeman on Wednesday. Freeman was benched in favor of rookie Mike Glennon out of North Carolina State. It didn’t take long for supporters of Freeman to start calling for head coach Greg Schiano to be fired. It took just a few more hours for the call of the Buccaneers to bring in free agent QB Tim Tebow.
Stop it. Stop it right now. Tim Tebow is a tremendous athlete, he has great leadership skills, but he is not an NFL quarterback. Period. He is not coming to Tampa Bay. I’d rather have Josh Freeman back under center than Tebow.
I understand the Bay area is filled with many University of Florida fans. Treasure Island is home to the world’s largest Gator bar, appropriately named, Gators.
I’m not buying the argument that he would put fans in the seats. Sure, he might for a few games, but when the team continued to lose with him in the lineup, the empty seats would return.
Tebow supporters seem to feel as if there is a NFL-wide conspiracy to keep him out of the league. He is keeping himself out of the league. He continues to believe that he is a starting quarterback in the league and refuses to change positions.
Seriously, if Tebow was a quality starting quarterback in the league, why wouldn’t the Jacksonville Jaguars bite on him? If the coaching staff and front office of the Jaguars simply believed that Tebow couldn’t beat out Blaine Gabbert or Chad Henne, then what makes anyone believe that Tebow should come to Tampa?
Anyone in the NFL could have him right now, no one wants him. Period. The only offers on the table for Tebow are from a football team in Moscow and an arena league team owned by the rock band KISS.
There are some very bright minds in the NFL, yet no organization wants him, even as a developmental player. He has worked with three different offensive coordinators and quarterback coaches. No one has been able to improve his delivery or his completion percentage.
Tebow was a great story in 2011. He was entertaining to watch. Yes, he won a playoff game. But that was as far as his career will go. It’s not a knock on him as a human being, he’s of the highest character. There have been some great high character players that excelled in college football but couldn’t translate their game to the NFL.
Tampa is moving forward with the quarterback they drafted in the 2013 draft. Glennon has a 13 game audition for next season. Tim Tebow is not coming to Tampa. He is not part of the plans, if he had been, the team would have brought him in prior to the start of training camp.
The minions of Tebow supporters need to come to grips with the fact that Tebow’s NFL career is likely over.