The 3rd string quarterback of a mediocre NFL team is in the news, literally every day. Multiple times per day.
Why is there so much press surrounding Tim Tebow?
Just this week, we learned he broke up with his girlfriend, that he’s disappointed about being passed over for the starting gig the last week of the season, that he could have run the wildcat if asked, that he may be heading to Jacksonville, that some ESPN analyst thinks he’s a fraud, that the Jets should just cut him now, and that he would have done whatever his coach asked him. Of the 50-someodd articles in my RSS feed just now, there were no less than 10 related to Tebow.
Why?? Why is he constantly in the news? Is it because he plays for the Jets? I didn’t realize the Jets were such a newsworthy football team. Is it because he’s in New York and there’s just more sports media per square foot there than elsewhere? Possibly. Is it because the closest city to ESPN headquarters in New York and ESPN employs far too many columnists and analysts? Possibly. Is it because Tebow is a former Heisman trophy winner? Doubtful; there’s been numerous Heisman winners who were awful in the pros. Is it because he’s amazingly talented and people really thought he’d be the savior of the NFL? I doubt it; every analysis piece I read seems to come with stated opinions of just how mediocre a player he is.
Can it stop? I’m really, really tired of hearing about him. Most ardent football fans couldn’t name the backups of most NFL teams outside their own rooting interests; why does sports nation need to know the every move of Tim Tebow??