The trials and tribulation of former Florida/ Denver/Jets quarterback Tim Tebow getting more buzz than what happened in the NFL draft?
You would think that all the talk post-draft would be about the selections but noooo, it's Tebow Time again. No more talk about who has already signed or post-mortems on what each team did. Nope, it's all about the Jets releasing Tebow Monday morning.
Timing is everything, they say, so I don't think it was a coincidence that the Jets waited three days after they drafted West Virginia'sQB Geno Smith on Friday to cut the cord on Tebow.
By that time, however, NFL teams had more than filled their rosters and spent their money. Remember there's still a payment to Denver that comes with Tebow where ever he goes, right?.
On Monday, at 10:46 a.m. and 10:47 a.m. in quick succession, Tebow tweeted "Proverbs 3: 5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding..." and "...in all your ways ackowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight."
There's been silence in Tebow's Twitterverse since then.
Now, there's nothing wrong with relying on your faith in times of trouble and....yes, yes, I follow Tebow on Twitter, if you must know, along with 2.2 million others....and those tweets were right after he got the news.
His Facebook page also has the same two posts and silence after that. His posts on Twitter and Facebook were both mobile posts from his iPhone and his Facebook page still has him listed for employment as quarterback for the New York Jets. Gotta change that, Tim.
The talk is perhaps Tebow, 25, at 6 feet 3 inches tall and 236 pounds, would be amenable to a tight end/fullback/read-option specialist role with a team.
But considering what developed Tuesday, I'm not so sure Tebow would want to broadcast two other offers.
The Omaha Beef have a job waiting for Tim Tebow if he wants it -- and the Nebraska indoor football team will even pay him $75 a game. The Beef called the office of Tebow agent Jimmy Sexton to offer a standard player contract. Beef assistant general manager Andrew Mather said Tuesday that he doesn't expect to hear back, but he thought it was worth asking.
(In my head all I can hear is late actress Clara Peller saying "Where's the beef?" in that Wendy's TV commercial. Sorry.)
And.....the Legends Football League, formerly known as the Lingerie Football League, has reportedly offered Tebow a position to coach the female players. Now how would that sit with the ultra-Christian who prides himself on his virginity?
Now, I am not relishing anyone's misfortune but you have to admit that this is mind-boggling.
"Now that it appears Mr. Tim Tebow's career in the National Football League may be coming to an end, we at Legends Football League would like to extend him an offer to become our Quarterbacks Coach nationally," LFL President Mitchell Mortaza told TMZ.
And there's always the Canadian Football League, where the Montreal Alouettes have the rights to Tebow if he came to that league.
But I wouldn't give up on Tebow's prospects just yet. His going to the San Diego Chargers or the New England Patriots would make sense. Chargers head coach Mike McCoy was Tebow's offensive coordinator in Denver and Bills' Josh McDaniels was his OC at Denver.
Pats coach Bill Belichick is used to dealing with "lightning rod" talents on his teams. I would love to see Tebow play for the Patriots, just for the sheer entertainment factor.
By the way, there was lots to write about already this week instead of Tim Tebow but I wrote this particular entry as an early birthday present for a longtime soulmate whose opinion of Tebow is the same as mine. There's nothing in this that he doesn't already know.
He says Tebow could end up with the Bears, something that may not sit well with his Loyola of Chicago legacy, although he is a native Clevelander. We'll see.
Stay tuned. I say Tebow lands on his feet sooner rather than later.