Throughout his NFL career, tim tebow had plenty of opportunities. He earned those chances, seized them and won. But this summer, the 34-year-old was a victim of the odds. He was cut from an NFL team — a team in his hometown of Jacksonville — on the first day of the preseason. And, after making a mess of his try to be a tight end (a position he has no business trying to learn on the fly at the NFL level at age 34), he was cut by his former college coach.
In a fairer league, where the best and most deserving players get the best opportunities, Tebow would have been a star player. He would have gotten a contract based on talent and promise, not on cronyism and potential jersey sales.
Tebow’s NFL career ended after just three seasons in which he completed only 47.9% of his passes and threw only 17 touchdowns with no interceptions. But he did fuel a frenzy, especially in the Broncos’ stirring 2012 playoff win against Pittsburgh in which Tebow’s read-option running was as crucial as his throwing.
In the years since, he’s focused on building his foundation to share his Christian beliefs and promote his anti-bullying message. He also works as an ESPN college football analyst and married Miss Universe 2021 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters. He and his wife run their own charitable organization, the Tim Tebow Foundation, which provides food, clothing, shelter, medication and education to orphans in seven countries.