These 21 GIFs Perfectly Sum Up Tim Tebow's Short-Lived NFL Career
It wasn't too long ago when Tim Tebow was the face of Florida football and America was falling for his charm. That was 2010.
Fast forward four years, and it's all about Johnny Football. Tebow's out of the league, and unfortunately, he's as irrelevant as any other NFL bust.
Yesterday marked his 26th birthday, and instead of preparing to enter the prime of his career, he's gearing up to be a host on the SEC Network, covering college football.
To some, it might not make sense why he still hasn't gotten a fair chance in the NFL. He's never had any significant playing time since that epic post-season run with the Broncos, and his talents are truly going to waste.
As Tebow makes the difficult transition from a career he hoped for, he'll never stop trying to become what he believes he has the ability to be.
However, taking a closer look at his four-year run in the league might make things a little more clear for those of you who still think he's the greatest of all time.
As the most decorated college player coming out of Florida, with two National Titles and a Heisman Trophy, Tim Tebow knew he was destined for the NFL.
He was drafted by the Denver Broncos with the 25th overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft to back up Kyle Orton.
While he started off his career as the team's spiritual leader, he would get his shot at a starting player when Orton went down.
By the time he finally started, coaches kept it sweet and simple with a scheme where he could succeed.
Of course, his entire career was highlighted by this epic touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas in the playoffs to beat the Steelers.
He was finally beginning to prove doubters wrong and was living out his ultimate dream.
Then, in the very next round, he was brought back down to earth by Tom Brady and the Patriots.
Then this guy came to town and the Tim Tebow's career in Denver was cut short.
Tim traveled to New York and competed against Mark Sanchez as the Jets' starting quarterback where it was anyone's job to lose.
Somehow head coach Rex Ryan managed to find out every way to misuse his talents in every way possible.
That included trying to catch passes as a receiver out of the backfield.
Yeah, he wasn't really too good at throwing the damn ball, either.
It didn't take long for the Jets to realize he wasn't a great fit for their broken system.
You're looking at perhaps the most disappointing quarterback tandem in NFL history.
Jesus, that's bad...
...But pick your poison!
He then found an extraordinary opportunity to learn from one of the best and play for the same team that ended his career in Denver, the Patriots.
Of course, many of the same problems he was having with the Jets began to haunt him in New England.
Unfortunately, Tebow just couldn't make the plays. He would be cut before the 2013 season started, and he's been out of a job ever since.
Tim says he will never give up on his dream to become a starting quarterback in the NFL, despite virtually no interest coming from any team.
Who knows? Maybe we'll see Johnny Manziel with him in a few years. Don't doubt it!
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