Tony Rice, Tommie Frazier, Elle Roberson, Michael Bishop, Jamelle Holloway, Darian Haggan, Joe Hamilton, J.C. Watts. Any of those names sound familiar??
As a long time college football fan, let me remind you. The aforementioned names were successful college football quarterbacks who ran the option and never were given a shot to play quarterback in the NFL. The offense that Tim Tebow is now given carte blanche to run in the NFL. Tim Tebow...what can you say? Everyone has an opinion of Tim Tebow. Those same people have an opinion about the media hype surrounding one of the most overrated professional athletes of our time. No doubt Tim Tebow is one of best college football players of all time. Football fans debate back and forth about Tebow’s effectiveness. Will what he did in college crossover to the NFL?? No one can really say at this point despite what the national media says. One thing is for sure the Denver Broncos have now implemented the option. The option is an offense that is similar to the spread offense that Tebow ran at the University of Florida.
If I was one of the college quarterbacks I mentioned I would be livid. Why couldn’t any NFL teams change what they did accommodate what those quarterbacks could do? Some say that is because of the preferential treatment Tim Tebow gets. For example, earlier this season Tebow did something that most quarterbacks would get cussed out and possibly benched for: Tebow threw into triple coverage. The network covering the game could not stop talking about how much of a “leader” Tebow is. The praise Tim Tebow gets for no reason is downright sickening. Think Dick Vitale during a Duke Basketball game.
Meanwhile we have Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton who ran the same offense that Tebow did and he gets very little news coverage. Cam Newton has already broken several rookie QB records while the darling of the media Tim Tebow can’t hit the side of a barn with a ball that’s thrown like it has been shot.
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