Tim Tebow’s future as a player in the NFL is hovering up in the air like a Johnny Unitas Hail Mary pass. Some suspected he would find a welcome reception with his hometown team, the Jacksonville Jaguars. Yet the Jags’ new general manager, Dave Caldwell, said at a press conference Thursday, “I can’t imagine a scenario where Tebow will be a Jacksonville Jaguar.”
How does the record-setting star winner of a Heisman trophy and a national championship, celebrated for his work ethic and beloved for his leadership, find himself on the sidelines?
Tebow, all 6 feet, three inches, 236 pounds of him, brings with him a level of celebrity, charisma, and faithful fandom any team should be glad to have. Some say he isn’t a classic drop-back and pass QB. So be it. There are plenty of teams who could benefit from doing something very different from what they did last season. (Including the Jaguars, who went 2-14.)
Wherever Tebow ends up, I hope it’s still in a football arena where his influence brings God to the world of sports, America’s favorite religion.