In a recent column on Newsbusters.org, the most famous half cowboy, half martial artist that will ever be born in the United States, provides a Walker Texas Ranger hat sized endorsement for the American media’s favorite golden boy QB, Tim Tebow. Chuck deems him the “ultimate clutch player” in the game of football.
I’ve heard the critics say Tebow has poor technical skills, but the truth is that Tim is a natural leader, an amazingly gifted football player, an inspiration to his team and the possessor of intense determination and strategy to bring any team to victory — no matter what the odds. One can improve technique, but leadership is innate. That is why I believe that Tebow could be a superstar and legend in the NFL.
Tebow is a player who rises to the occasion and delivers big in critical moments. He reminds me of myself when I used to compete in martial arts. I would spar with my black belts in class, and sometimes they would outscore me. Yet in the tournaments, I would defeat them. My students used to ask me, “Why is it that we can contend equally against you in class but can’t beat you in the tournaments?” My answer was always the same: “When it counts, I rise to the occasion.”
The same is true of the former Heisman Trophy winner: When pressure mounts and the game is on the line, Tim’s turbo turns on. It has been said, “If a quarterback came through with a clutch, final-minute victory, he pulled a ‘Tebow.'” And that is why he is the ultimate clutch player.
Norris goes on to assert that Tebow’s track record makes him capable of turning any atrocious NFL franchise into a Super Bowl contender. Namely, he favors the Jacksonville Jaguars as the perfect team for the former Florida Gator Heisman winner.
Why? To put it simply, it’s because Tim could help turn that mediocre team into a championship one. Tebow works miracles on the field, and his inclusion would embolden the spirit of the Jaguars’ players and fans.
Plus — and this has no reflection on the current quarterbacks — Tim is from Florida, where he bears a victor’s legacy and an extensive fan base, to boot, from his days with the Gators, whom he led to two national championships and with whom he became the first sophomore ever to win the coveted Heisman Trophy.
So Shad Khan, who is the owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars, David Caldwell, who is the team’s general manager, and coach Gus Bradley should give the preceding some serious thought. Whatever you would pay Tebow would be recouped tenfold by the increase in attendance and the fan base. With Tim as the QB for the Jacksonville Jaguars, the team would add thousands (if not tens of thousands) of additional fans to the stadium, including me — even though I don’t live in Florida!
I honestly can’t say I want to argue with you, Chuck.
When it comes to money, Tebow can make it. Hell, he was just listed by Forbes as the most influential athlete on the planet. I’m sure jerseys would FLY off the shelf soon as he was inked, and it seems like there’s really no way the Jags could lose out by signing him. You’re damn right I believe he can outplay both Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne, and as Chuck alluded to, he’s just got that intangible clutch factor that propelled the Broncos to their first playoff appearance in 6 years. Put me on record saying if I was an owner, I’d have signed him already.
I mean, just suppose the Jacksonville fanchise is eventually the team selected to by the owners to relocate when the NFL seeks to return the game to Los Angeles…
Throw Tebow in the mix, and say it with me: “media market jackpot.”
Norris brings up some great points in his editorial, which I highly suggest you check out. And naturally, in a roundhouse-kick to the head knockout fashion, Walker closes the bit in style.
All that is needed now is for the management of a football team to have the vision and faith to watch Tebow turn around the team. I guarantee they would see positive results. I have been an athlete all my life, being a six-time undefeated world middleweight champion in the martial arts, and I know a winner when I see one.
Shameless self-promotion. TFM.