Get in the bathtub. We have shots fired.
TMZ recently ran into the Philadelphia Eagles running back at Los Angles International Airport. McCoy fielded several questions from their reporter, but perked up noticeably upon hearing Tebow’s name enter the conversation.
“Who do you think is the most talented player [in the NFL] right now...without a team? In example...Vince Young, Tim Tebow...”
One of these examples struck a sour note with McCoy.
“Tim Tebow?” McCoy asked.
“So Tim Tebow you would not agree with?” the reporter asked.
“My son is two,” McCoy said. “I’ll take my son over Tim Tebow.”
Ouch. That’s a Tebow joke.
McCoy claimed former Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson is currently the best NFL free agent floating around without a deal. He also told TMZ he doesn’t care whether his son plays football or not.
Clearly, McCoy isn’t an acolyte of Team Tebow. It would seem few in the NFL are these days. The former journeyman backup and Heisman trophy winner remains on the outside looking in at the league after signing a deal with ESPN’s SEC Network. He still hopes to play professionally, but has yet to receive serious consideration from an NFL franchise after being cut by the New England Patriots in the 2013 preseason.
McCoy, on the other hand, is one of the most sought after players in the league. The Eagles running back led the NFL in rushing yards in 2013, cutting through defenses for 1,607 yards.
He might not be a quarterback or be gentle in his words, but Shady knows talent when he sees it.
McCoy doesn’t see NFL quarterback potential in Tebow—at least not enough to warrant passing up on his two-year-old son.
Guess that means the kid throws a nice spiral.
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