Why Tim Tebow Won't Make It in NFL

Micah ChenAnalyst IIINovember 10, 2009

GAINESVILLE, FL - NOVEMBER 7: Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Florida Gators sets to pass against the Vanderbilt Commodores  on November 7, 2009 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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Tim Tebow is probably the most recognizable person in college football today.  If you were to ask somebody to name one college football player, I'm willing to bet that nine times out of 10, they would say Tebow's name. 

And I guess that makes sense.  Tebow is not only known on the field as a great player, but his actions off the field make him popular, even with the non-football fans. 

But we have all learned that a superstar in college doesn't always become great in the NFL.  You don't have to look very far back.

In every draft, there's an expected superstar that turns out to be an injured backup.  From Reggie Bush to Ryan Leaf, there have always been players that succumb to the following cycle:

Play magically first few games.  Get injured.  Come back next season, figure out that you can't play football anymore.  Lie about your nagging knee injury so the press will stop bugging you.  Rot for the next few years until nobody cares about you anymore.  Vince Young and Reggie Bush fit this description perfectly.

Some players screw up, some players take advantage of their golden opportunity.  I'm going to explain now why Tim Tebow will be a failure in the NFL.  It is not his fault, he is genetically cursed.  He was made perfect except for one flaw:

He's a lefty.

Bye-bye, Super Bowl dreams.  So long, Pro Bowl.  Sayanora, multi-million-dollar contract.

How many lefties can you think of that have actually been decent?  I can name one:  Michael Vick.  And we all know what happened to him.  The point is lefties are cursed.

Take Matt Leinart, for example.  He was a hero back in his college days.  Now he is practically begging that they bench Kurt Warner.  Want to know why?  Because he is a lefty. 

I'm not prejudice against lefties, but it's kind of funny when you realize a lefty has never led a team to a Super Bowl championship.  Let's look at the last six Super Bowls:

2004: New England Patriots, Tom Brady, righty.

2005: New England Patriots, Tom Brady, righty.

2006: Pittsburgh Steelers, Ben Roethlisberger, righty.

2007: Indianapolis Colts, Peyton Manning, righty.

2008: New York Giants, Eli Manning, righty.

2009: Pittsburgh Steelers, Ben Roethlisberger, righty.

Get my feel?  Everybody right-hander has had the advantage right off the bat. 

Is it really genetics or are righties just luckier than lefties.  Obviously, there are fewer lefties.  But if they really are as good as righties, wouldn't a lefty start for somebody?  Look around the league, do you see any good lefties?  Neither do I.

That is why Tim Tebow will not be successful in the NFL.