Tim Tebow’s Mainstream Popularity Will Deter Teams from Signing Polarizing QB

May 7, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The incredible popularity of Tim Tebow is a double-edged sword right now.
One side got him listed as America's No. 1 most influential athlete on Forbes.com. Quick, can you name another backup quarterback that has received that amount of praise?
The other side, unfortunately, led to Tebow's departure from the New York Jets. He was released shortly after the 2013 NFL draft, as reported by Brian Costello of the New York Post.
In addition, there hasn't been anything brewing on the Tebow front regarding a new home. That, however, is not surprising either.
For one, Tebow refuses to switch positions according to ESPN.com's Adam Schefter last week:
Second, Tebow's popularity hit a new level when a group of fans attempted to get a petition pushed through the White House. In an article by Jay Busbee of Yahoo! Sports, Jacksonville Jaguars fans wanted Tebow on board but were shunned:
A band of Tebow fans sought to get President Obama involved in the Jacksonville ...

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