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article imageNFL: Tim Tebow’s Camp says NFL days are done; Dad says nonsense

By Yukio Strachan     Jun 2, 2013 in Sports
Have we seen the last of Tim Tebow? A new ESPN report claims that some of those closest to Tebow have suggested that the unemployed quarterback’s NFL playing days are “probably over.”
"This league has never seen something like Tebow," Jon Kitna, a devout outspoken Christian whose 15-year career as an NFL quarterback ended after the 2011 season, told ESPN Magazine. "He's someone with such a passion for this position, with a rock-star following, who causes so many polarizing views, in and out of football."
Still, to date, no NFL teams have shown an interest in signing Tebow. “He’s not a quarterback,” one scout was said to have told ESPN, according to CBS. “When you look at his run two years ago, when you watch the tape and break it down, he wasn’t really doing anything that impressive. He’s a tough guy, a great leader, a great person. But he isn’t a good enough quarterback to have all the distractions that come with him.”
As CBS points out, the phenomenon that's Tim Tebow started when he led the Broncos to an unlikely playoff win in the 2011 season over the Pittsburgh Steelers:
His career derailed, though, after Denver brought in future Hall of Famer Peyton Manning, forcing the Broncos to trade him to the Jets. After a disappointing and tumultuous campaign as Mark Sanchez’s backup in New York, Tebow was released by the Jets.
Since then, he’s cleared waivers and the only team that’s shown any significant interest in his services is the Philadelphia Soul — of the Arena Football League.
If Tebow never starts another NFL game at quarterback, he would be the first player since Bob Lee to win a playoff game, remain on an NFL active roster the following season, and never start another regular-season game, according to CBSSports.com.
So is Tebow done? Tebow's father, Bob, says no. His father dismissed the ESPN Magazine report, telling NFL.com's Ian Rapoport: "You are old enough to not believe all you hear," he said.
"So what have we learned?" NFL.com asks. "Tim Tebow is still looking for a job. He believes a job is out there."
You can read the ESPN Magazine article here.
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