The Realization Of Tim Tebow

The fate of Tim Tebow was sealed when the Jets drafted Geno Smith in the 2nd round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

It easy to say that the Tim Tebow experiment was a failure, but it was worth a shot for the Jets who were looking for another offensive dimension to put them over the top. However, the offense regressed in 2012, and the plan to use Tebow and the "wildcat" was placed on the back burner while the Jets tried to gain consistency in a normal offense.

Fans sometimes get caught up in the personality of a player, which masks the players deficiencies in their minds. Tebow is a great human being, and a solid football player but he's far from a great quarterback.

It was inevitable that with the Jets carrying six quarterbacks on their roster, that one was going to get released. Ultimately, the distraction of Tebow was too much for a team rebuilding and trying to regain some dignity after a disastrous season.

Along with Tebow's great personality comes an ego that may be his demise. At some point he needs to come to the realization that he's not an NFL level quarterback, and that he may have a better career in the CFL or as a tight end. It's a bitter pill to swallow, but Rick Ankiel did it in baseball and became a solid major league outfielder.

Tebow could flourish in the CFL like Doug Flutie, while honing his skills as a passer and quarterback for a return to the NFL in the future. It's a decision only he can make. 

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