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Is It Possible We Could See Tim Tebow In The XFL?

It was just recently announced that Tim Tebow sustained a season-ending injury with a lacerated finger on his left hand. The injury came last month as he was trying to field a ball in the outfield which ended up requiring eight stitches. This injury comes a year after he broke his hamate bone in his right hand during a game that took him out of the rest of that season also. 

Though Tebow has been adamant about continuing his baseball dream of playing in the majors stating, “I’m all in on baseball,” in an interview earlier this year. “I’ve never been [to the Majors], so I can’t tell you exactly what it takes. I just know that I’m giving it everything that I have every day.”

Who can’t respect the man’s passion for playing a sport he loves but how long will his chance of playing in the majors last? He has played his entire baseball career in the minors for the Mets and sources say up to now they don’t plan on calling him up. 

So, would it be smart for him to pick up the pigskin and start reliving those “Gator” glory days? Some say Tebow just didn’t have what it took to make it in the NFL. 

Let’s rewind back and take a look at how it all unfolded for “The Big Tebowski.”

High School (Trinity Christian Academy, Jacksonville FL/Allen D. Nease, Ponte Vedra, FL)

Tim Tebow started his football career as a tight end at Trinity Christian Academy High School in Jacksonville Florida. It wasn’t until his Junior year of high school, which he had moved to the struggling football program of Nease High School that he switched to quarterback back and was thrust into the national spotlight. He was becoming known as a mobile quarterback with an accurate arm who was extremely competitive. That competitiveness played a major role as he played an entire second half of a game with a broken fibula where he rushed for a 29-yard touchdown play. However, after that game, he would have to set out the remainder of his junior season as they believed at the time it was only a bad cramp. Even though he set the rest of the year, his skills and passion for the game earned him the “Florida Player of the Year” and was, therefore, an instant prospect for a major college program.

His senior year was followed by a state title and once more earning that “Player of the Year” award for consecutive years. He also won All-State honors and even “Florida’s Mr. Football” title which is a prestigious honor for any high school kid from any state! For all the awards he won in high school one of the most notable mentions was when they named him number 33 on the State of Florida’s 100 years of high school football players.

College (Florida Gators)
2006-2009

Tebow had planned on committing to Alabama’s Crimson Tide but later made the decision to change that as he felt the spread option offense that Urban Meyer played in Florida would be a better fit for his playstyle and accepted a full athletic scholarship to play for the Florida Gators. Despite his high school reputation he was made second-string QB behind Chris Leak and wouldn’t see many playing opportunities his freshman year. He did, however, play a pivotal role for the 2006 season when he began it in the first game of the year coming off the bench to score on the goal line against Ole’ Miss as he rushed on a scramble for the first play of his collegiate career. He followed the next week with leading the game in rushing yards against UCF. But it wasn’t until week three when the Gators played rival Tennessee Volunteers that Tebow came in the game for a crucial fourth-down play to move the sticks in the fourth quarter and help the Gators set up a game-winning touchdown play. Game six is when Tebow would throw his first passing TD for the Gators as he hit tight end Tate Casey in the endzone on what was known as “the jump pass” and ended the game victorious with three total touchdowns. The Gators would end up winning the BCS Championship that year as they beat Ohio State 41-14. 

His sophomore year he was named the starter in spite of the doubts of many who questioned his skill as a passer but he quickly put their minds at ease when he came out the gate swinging against Western Kentucky in the first game by leading the Gators on the first four possessions for touchdowns. He would end the game passing for 300 yards with three touchdown passes and one rushing touchdown while the game never ended as weather prevented them from finishing the last eight minutes they were declared the winners with a 49-3 victory. The following game against Troy he helped score a touchdown every time the Gators had the ball the entire first half. The 2007 season saw many records of Tim Tebow for both school and national records and finishing with the second-highest passing efficiency in the nation with 177.8 and averaged 4.3 YPC rushing. He would be named first-team All-SEC and All-America and awarded the Heisman Trophy along with the Davey O’Brien Award.

His final two seasons in Florida was successful as he was once again nominated as a finalist for the Heisman Trophy in 2008 but lost to Sam Bradford. And he was a runner up to the 2009 Heisman Trophy also. I’m not sure how many players can say they were even a finalist for the Heisman two times let alone being named to three straight and winning one. All in all, Tebow left a pretty good dent in the NCAA and the Florida Gators football history book. He holds to this day multiple records and leaves with a 14 consecutive game with at least one passing and one rushing touchdown which is really amazing when you think about it. 

He lead his team to two winning national championships, two SEC championships and won the SEC Player of the Year for the 2008 and 2009 seasons. He threw for over 9,000 passing yards compiled a total of 145 touchdowns, 88 of them passing and 57 rushing. Out of the four years, he only threw 16 picks and had an average rating at 170.8 with a 67.1 percent average. Let’s not forget he was only 53 yards shy of rushing for a total of 3,000 yards at Florida.

With these stats, awards, and numbers you would’ve thought Tebow would be a household name for years to come as a legendary QB for the NFL. Unfortunately, that’s not how it turned out.

NFL (Denver Broncos)
2010-2011

Tebow was picked 25th by the Broncos in the 2010 draft. Many people were hesitant on Tebow but then head coach Josh McDaniels saw something that nobody else saw stating, “He has all the traits you look for. It’s a good pick.” but Mel Kiper, Jr. said he wouldn’t last and he didn’t have a future as a quarterback in the NFL. Tebow only saw playing time in six of the games for that season as he sat behind Kyle Orton and Brady Quinn. He was used mostly in the wildcat formation (nicknamed the “Wild Horse” formation for Denver) but he ended up starting for the last three games of the season in which he would make NFL history as he was the first QB to rush for a touchdown in each of his first three starts.

In 2011 Tebow would replace Kyle Orton after Orton started the season 1-3. Tebow stepped in at the second half of week four against the Chargers and coming within inches of winning the game from trailing by 16. That performance helped him land the starting QB role moving forward. He would finish the season by bringing that 1-3 record to 8-8 and landing the 4th seed in the playoffs. The Broncos would host the 5th seed Pittsburgh Steelers in the Wildcard playoffs even though the Steelers had a 12-4 record they lost the higher seed to the Ravens who were also 12-4 but having lost both divisional games to the Ravens they earned the number 2 seed. What was thought to be an easy victory for the Steelers the Broncos had other plans. After going down by 6 points in the first quarter the Broncos answered back with 20 points in the second quarter. At the end of the fourth the game was tied at 23 and after winning the coin toss for OT Tebow leads his team on an 80-yard touchdown drive. He finished with 316 yards on 10 for 21 and 2 TD’s.

The next week was met with an iron fist as the Broncos marched into Foxborough to face off against the first seed Patriots. They wouldn’t stand a chance as the Patriots dominated the game and finishing with a 45-10 victory. Tebow failed to perform as he was only 9 for 26 with 136 and no touchdowns.

In the weeks that followed John Elway confirmed that Tebow would maintain the role as starting QB. That however quickly changed as a quarterback which we’ll leave nameless was being released from a team he spent his whole career with due to a neck injury. This quarterback was regarded as one of the greatest to ever play the game, regardless if the man has the rings just look at his stats! Oh, by the way, I’m talking about Peyton Manning for those who didn’t watch football for the past couple decades. Anyways, Manning needed a new home and it just happened that John Elway decided to take him in with open arms feeling that Manning would be the one to lead them to a Super Bowl.

Jets/Patriots/Eagles

After the signing of Manning the Broncos traded Tebow to the Jets where he was planned to be used on special teams and also run the wildcat formation on offense. 

We don’t really need to go into much detail about how everything went for Tim at the end of his NFL career as we all remember him being released by the Jets even after playing injured with a couple of broken ribs but never really living up to his potential. He would end up going to two more teams before calling it quits, the Patriots and the Eagles. He made no starts for either of those teams. 

Tebow didn’t rack up many great stats, nothing compared to his Gators days as his total NFL stats were 2,422 passing yards (which he rushed for more than that in college) 17 touchdown passes with 9 INT’s, rushed for 989 yards with 12 rushing TD’s, 14 fumbles, 6 lost and a career percentage of 47.9. 

Perhaps you wonder why I would like to see Tim Tebow in the XFL? It’s simple really. I love a comeback story and a second chance at victory! Yes, he might be a bit older now but does that really mean he can’t play the game? Not at all. Look at guys like Brett Farve and Peyton Manning and Tom Brady all who were in their 40’s by the time they quit minus Tom of course. So with Tebow only being 32 years old, he could still have quite a few years left in him. And with his baseball career seemingly going nowhere, maybe it’s time for him to give football another shot!

What do you think? Would you like to see Tim Tebow in the XFL? If so let us know in the comments.

24 Comments

24 Comments

  1. Jared

    September 1, 2019 at 10:39 am

    I would like to see Tebow in the XFL. If he is good at passing, it’s fine. That was his problem in Denver was accuracy.

  2. ManOnTheMoon

    September 1, 2019 at 10:44 am

    I would love to see Tim Tebo play in the XFL. He is not only. better than average player but he has name recognition. on top of that he is a great roll model and great American.

  3. Joe

    September 1, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    I think Tebow ruined his NFL career by going to the Jets vs. the Jaguars. However, I would love to see Tebow play for the Tampa Bay Vipers. They would probably have the
    highest attendance in the league with the possible exception of St. Louis.

    • Meg Collins

      September 2, 2019 at 7:37 am

      I say let him play..his time will never be finished and he was served a raw deal. If he has options, let him play. The skies the limit with a humble man of Christ. Just like others, he was served a raw deal. Read his work. He’s more heart and soul than any drafted NFL player. I’m his biggest fan and I was hoping Ravens would pick him. It’s my ultimate dream to see him play NFL again.A man humble and filled with the the ultimate gift of helping others achieve their dreams, please honor him in giving him another chance. Everyone wins when Tebows around..everyone. he’s the ultimate gift. Don’t trash him before you learn from him as life is better because of people like him. There is no one in the world like Tebow..noone..mark my words he will play and he will win. Wait and see his magnified glory and read Shaken. He is the rock of Gibraltar. The very best. Let him get and offer..just to have the offer and think about it amist his pure soul is my dream. Let him play! Peace and blessings to all! Regards, Meg Collins

      • Leslie A. Thompson

        September 3, 2019 at 11:47 am

        Awesome wow…. Let’s gooooo Tim, it’s Tebow time…. !!!!!!! Amen †

    • Leslie A. Thompson

      September 3, 2019 at 11:41 am

      Nice… Exactly † let’s go Tim, let’s go Johnny football… 😉

    • Leslie A. Thompson

      September 3, 2019 at 11:44 am

      Yes sir, I agree. Also the heck with baseball Tim, throw the pill around and make some noise Mr. Tebow. It is time…. !!!!!!!! † 😉 let’s gooooooooo…… .

  4. Frank Covelli

    September 2, 2019 at 11:07 am

    If you want to win with a leader, and someone that your kids can look up to, then I would say “Yes” draft Tim Tebow. Tim may not have the atypical throwing motion and the anti Christian media like to knock someone whom is not afraid to show his faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. All this being said, Tim will give 100% and he is a winner. With a decent offensive line, he can be very successful in the XFL and, who knows, could possibly get back to the NFL. Originally I thought Tebow was arrogant but he has proved to me to be confident, not arrogant, and a true role model. Oh and yes, he will draw huge crowds of fans not only for the team that drafts him but all over the nation.

    • Leslie A. Thompson

      September 3, 2019 at 11:56 am

      Omg, yes your so right about Mr. Tim Tebow… A 1000000% right on… Amen †

  5. Russ Reimer

    September 2, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    More than almost anything. Tebow needs to realize he is not being blessed or raised in baseball. Two injuries to hands is not God providing or making a way…but they are strong signs from above to change course. C’mon Timmie…give us what we want…it ain’t baseball and it ain’t seeing it handed to you all summer every summer. Your platform is football…thus says the Lord!

    • John Delany

      September 3, 2019 at 9:50 am

      You can mock the flock, but, when you false prophesy, saith the true Lord…

      • Leslie A. Thompson

        September 3, 2019 at 12:10 pm

        Wow, very nice. Thank you kind sir 👍😊

      • Leslie A. Thompson

        September 3, 2019 at 12:12 pm

        How do you know the Lord isn’t saying go to the xfl Tim. Can’t the Lord also have an option about football. Why put him in a box with our short minds. Let’s gooooooo Tim Tebow †

    • Leslie A. Thompson

      September 3, 2019 at 12:00 pm

      Hahahahaaa, omg, exactly…. Let’s gooooo Tim, come back home to football where your welcomed and loved. Baseball, come on, get serious… Jordan found out basketball was much better… Three more NBA championship rings…. It’s Tebow time † .

  6. Griffin

    September 3, 2019 at 12:14 am

    I would LOVE to see Tebow play football again! He is one of the few athletes that actually has the EYE OF THE TIGER!

  7. Xflord

    September 3, 2019 at 8:34 am

    Only because he has a “name”. Hes not necessarily a good qb at the pro level

    • John Delany

      September 3, 2019 at 7:55 pm

      Had you read replys, you would know, vs the same opponent (Steelers) he bested Aaron Rodgers QBR (in Steelers previous post season game Super Bowl)…and, it was the highest QBR in the modern era…So, Super Bowl MVP is outperformed by Tim Tebow. He is (was) a great QB…in HS College and NFL. The NFL could not, would not, play his brand of smash mouth ball…they wanted pink jersey QBs…not Tough Tebow Types.

  8. John Delany

    September 3, 2019 at 8:34 am

    He has NFL passing records…like 31.6 ypc in a post season game, and research it and find more! Not to mention franchise records, or best QBR in modern era, which bested the Super Bowl MVP in Pitts prior post season game (Aaron Rodgers). I subscribe to not arguing with an idiot (wanna be talking heads like Howe) for more than a minute. Tim makes sound decisions, his throws were as accurate as Marino’s and just as fast, but with few reps and a run first offense for his 12 starts, the stats lacked understanding my many (save Ditka)… The incompletions were mostly throw to area for a reception chance And not a turnover to save loss of yardage; and then drops. He held NCAA completion percentage and yardage record, without a Spurrier scheme…facts and knowledge without understanding is ignorant.

  9. Dicky King

    September 5, 2019 at 2:07 pm

    Tim Tebow,casted out of Denver because he had become bigger than Elway,people were talking that tim was the new and more exciting Elway and that just wasn’t going to happen to john so he did everything he could to get mannying,spent a lot of money for him and a new line to protect him and then what happens when he leaves.Denver becomes a weak team that has went thur several ob’s and will be on the loosing side for a long time and they deserve it.Let Timmy play and if the league makes it,it will be partly because of him.By the way I stopped watching the nfl.

    • Ron Finger

      September 12, 2019 at 8:57 am

      Fully agree. Ego John could not handle TEBOW TIME!

  10. Brad

    September 17, 2019 at 6:17 am

    I
    Hope
    So

  11. Paul Roe

    September 19, 2019 at 9:33 am

    Absolutely, If he can get back into football shape and makes a team. Would be planning on a trip to watch the team play. He could ask a few of his former teammates to come along. Riley Cooper, Percy Harvin and many more Gators that still have the itch to play.

  12. TD

    November 22, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    If he did, the team he joins would instantly become my favorite team.

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