Tim Tebow Injured: Why Was He Still in the Game?

Jonny SAnalyst ISeptember 27, 2009

LEXINGTON, KY - SEPTEMBER 26: Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Florida Gators lays on the ground after being sacked by Taylor Wyndham #94 of the Kentucky Wildcats during the third quarter of the game at Commonwealth Stadium on September 26, 2009 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

I'm sure I will hear it from many Gators fans, because they are never happy with anything you ever write about them unless you use 100 percent kind words (no offense UF fans).

Hear me out though, why would Urban Meyer possibly risk Tebow's season and maybe UF's season by playing him in a blowout?

Florida was clearly the better team and they over-matched Kentucky in every position on the field. The score after the first quarter was 31-0 Gators. So, I will ask the question, why is Tebow even playing?

First, Tebow was questionable this morning when he reportedly had to take a separate charter flight to Lexington due to an illness.

Secondly, you have command of the game and there is no chance you will lose this game. Ah, I remember now, Meyer likes to run up the score on teams for "style points."

Tebow was obviously not feeling well and once you open up the game, why would you take the risk of a freak accident happening?

Obviously, Florida's back-up is more than capable so why not just let him hand the ball off and you get out of there with an easy win? 

The Gators do have a bye week coming up but no matter what fans want to say, Tebow will be a little shaky coming back in the next game. Concussions are not minor injuries and people need to realize this.

Now, I am not suggesting he won't come back and be good because he probably will but this may have a bigger effect on UF's season than most think. 

Meyer may have wanted to go after some more "style points" but in the end his greed may have caused his star quarterback a pretty awful injury.

I never wish injury on anybody (I give my best to Tim) and people who do that are sick in the head, but maybe now Meyer will think twice about going after the blowout win. 

Urban, I don't think people would hurt your ranking if you rested a sick Tebow after the first quarter or even first half, I think you owe the team an apology for this one.