I really don’t relish the fact that I am writing this post. I truly wanted to see Tim Tebow be successful in the NFL. But after hearing reports out of Broncos camp that he is considered the fourth best quarterback on the Broncos, I have to assume his career is definitely in question at this point. Yet as of yesterday, his autographed cards are still selling in the $80 – $150 range.
Now it’s only his second season, and maybe I’m just overreacting to things, but if Denver brass thinks that you are fourth behind, Kyle Orton, Brady Quinn, and former University of Minnesota standout Adam Weber are all better than him. Here is a quote yesterday from a “high ranking source” in the Broncos organization:
“If everything was totally equal, and this were a competition based only on performance at this camp, Tebow would probably be the fourth-string guy. Kyle [Orton] is far and away the best, and Tebow’s way behind [Brady] Quinn, too. And I’m telling you, Adam Weber is flat-out better right now.”
Let me tell you something, not only should the Broncos trade him while he still has some value, but if I was sitting on any Tebow card worth money (and most are), I would be dumping it on eBay ASAP! No lie, last season the same cards selling for $100 were going for $300, and with this last announcement that he can’t even beat out rookie Adam Weber for the third string job has to have people concerned.
Does this mean his NFL career is over? Not by a long shot. There is always a place in the NFL for a popular player, even if he has horrendous accuracy issues. Tebow puts butts in the seats and jerseys on the fans. He needs a QB mentor, he needs to improve reading defenses, arm accuracy, and frankly he needs to learn how to be a pocket passer. Unfortunately, that isn’t his game and he’s just not that kind of player.
So does he try and become a running back or wide receiver? Not sure at this point. He wants to be a QB. To be completely honest, I just don’t see him remaining in Denver, and to be honest I’m not sure where he would fit in. Maybe ship him off to Jacksonville and have him back up Gabbert.
As far as his card go, well, they are all completely overpriced. I would be a buyer at the $20 mark, but only because of his college career. The current levels are way too high, and by next month look for them to free fall, especially if he is third string or even worse, got traded.
Tim Tebow – Buying or Selling? How much would you pay for his cards?