Tim Tebow Patriots, possibly NFL, days are likely numbered



You’re likely watching the end of the Tim Tebow era with the New England Patriots. And with it, quite possibly the end of the line for Tim Tebow in the NFL altogether.

The most over-hyped and over-publicized quarterback in NFL history. ESPN’s darling or darlings, could be cut very soon; and with it maybe begin his next career as a very expensive public speaker.

The New England Patriots got destroyed 40-9 by the Detroit Lions in preseason last night. The fact that you’ll never, ever, in a million years see Lions 40, Patriots 9 in a real, actual NFL game tells you just how pointless and stupid NFL preseason is. Tom Brady played quarterback for New England in the first half. Ryan Mallett played the second half. And despite “Tebow” chants from Lions fans who had nothing better to do, and likely had buyer’s remorse for coming to this pointless exercise, Tim Tebow didn’t play a down.


And of course, you heard that Tim Tebow went 1-7 for -1 passing yards in the other preseason game. That means you and I, and everyone else who is alive or dead threw for more passing yards than Tim Tebow in that exhibition. And none of us actually played in it. Bill Belichick often only carries two quarterbacks- guess who isn’t getting one of those slots?

However, Tim Tebow isn’t getting playing time at other positions either. What about Tim Tebow the H-Back or Tight End? You know the Patriots have serious depth issues at the TE position.

Nope. He’s not playing there either.

And if Tebow doesn’t land a roster spot with New England, which claimed him after he spent six weeks available as an unrestricted free agent, then where does he go next? The Canadian Football League? The Arena League? It’s not likely any other NFL team will want him. Tim Tebow has gone just 5-19 passing this preseason.

To quote Boyz II Men “we’ve come to the end of the road.”

Paul M. Banks is the owner of The Sports Bank.net, an affiliate of Fox Sports. An analyst for 95.7 The Fan, he also writes on Chicago sports media for Chicago Now. President Obama follows him on Twitter (@paulmbanks)

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