By now, everybody has heard of Tebowmania. The unexpected phenomenon swept the nation last year, and the Denver Broncos quarterback became the most talked about athlete in professional sports.
Now a member of the New York Jets, Tebow and his fans will be hoping for a repeat of the enthralling comebacks and game-winning drives that saw him evolve into the media darling that he is today.
But is that possible?
Maybe he’ll just go about his business quietly, acting as a backup to Mark Sanchez without ever making the same impact that he did in 2011.
It seems odd, I know.
To think that Tebow will become irrelevant when the media continues to write and talk about him seems illogical. But then again, everything about Tebow’s rise to superstardom is illogical, isn’t it?
For all of his leadership qualities and his willingness to work at his craft, Tebow’s flaws as a quarterback have been well documented. The essential skill for an NFL pivot, passing the football, is something Tebow doesn’t do very well.
His throwing mechanics are not fitting of an NFL quarterback, his accuracy leaves much to be desired and he has trouble reading the defense. Tebow had the lowest completion percentage of any signal-caller in the league last season, coming in at 45.6 percent.
Regardless, he won games and led the Broncos to an improbable playoff appearance.
Now in the media hotbed that is New York, it would seem like his star will only continue to grow.
Not so fast.
Tebow simply cannot replicate what he did last year in Denver, and that alone should be enough to see him resort back to being just another backup quarterback in the NFL. All good things must come to an end, after all.
Here are five reasons why Tim Tebow will be irrelevant in 2012.
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