There's so much crazy shit going in the NFL right now that this almost feels like old hat, but Tim Tebow will always take first precedent on DOL! I've been a Tebow guy since high school. I wore eyeblack with 904 written on it for the Thanksgiving Day Game my Junior Year of HS as an homage to him (and my mom). There are probably over a dozen DOL blogs about him in one way or another, but I'm so excited that I'm almost at a loss for words. I had to crack a crispy BL smooth to try to settle down from how fired up this news has me. I always dreamed this day would come, but I've had to concede to reality over the last few years. I was so shocked that it took me until I saw an actual news posting to put two and two together. Not even my boy spelling it out for me made it truly register.
I can't get too excited. Other than Doug Flutie, how many guys have spent over eight seasons out of the NFL and returned? And Flutie was still playing football and QB in our hat.
Obviously, there's the Urban Meyer and hometown connection, but at 33 years old and recently retired from the New York Mets organization, I thought Timmy was putting his days as an athlete behind him,,,,,,, not that this would be the first time that a 33-year-old made a miraculous comeback.
I don't care if it's simply a workout, this is so fucking awesome. Comeback Story of a lifetime, like the 8th track on Mechanical Bull. This season will mark the 10 year anniversary of Tebowmania. What better way to celebrate the tin anniversary of Tebowmania than on the field in a real NFL game for the first time since 2012? I know that Tebow has his detractors, but this would be an amazing story if he were able to pull an NFL comeback at another position after hundreds, if not millions of people suggested this career move back when Tebow was at UF.
I'm sure some Tebow haters will say this just Tebow trying to get his name out there on one of the biggest days in the NFL calendar year but he didn't break the story. Not his fault he still moves the needle!
At 33 years old, the question is, how much does Tebow have left in the tank? Is he still a beast in the open field? (obviously) How's he going to block d ends? (not as obvious) Could he actually contribute at TE this late in his life? Tom Brady just won a Super bowl at 43. Look at this fucking jersey, dude. He's basically popping the buttons off with how jacked he is. This guy can be a move TE.
From the Jaguars stand point this is a no brainer. I lived in Jacksonville for two years (we had season tickets in 2004 solely to have a chance at Super Bowl tickets knowing the Pats would be back)and still have plenty of family connection down there. The dude is still a superstar in Duvaallllll even though he's more of a St Johns County kinda guy. James O'Shaughnessy, Chris Manhertz, and Ben Ellefson aren't selling a single ticket. This somewhat irrelevant, laughing stock franchise has a real chance to matter in the NFL landscape and this low key is bigger for the Jags than a franchise QB. With Urban, Trevor Lawerence and Tim Tebow there will never be an empty seat in whatever the fuck they're calling Alltell Stadium nowadays. (I know what it really is, I have TIAA even though I never open the stuff they send me in the mail) I still cannot believe this may actually happen. Way more to come at a later date if it actually does, but at this point I am quite excited at the possibility. Plus, Timmy can wear #15 under the new rules! If he makes the team I am buying that jersey faster than you can Tim Tebow won a playoff game and never got to start another game at QB.
I love Timmy but can appreciate a joke at someone's expense. This made me LOL.