I am tired of hearing “football experts” opinion that Tim Tebow does not have the make-up to be an NFL quarterback. “He’s too heavy.” “He starts his throwing motion too close to the ground.” “He takes too long to release the ball.” “He does not find the open receiver.” “His build is more suited for a fullback or tight-end.” Tebow recently stated that all he wants is a chance to prove himself as a quarterback at the next level. He will be given that chance, but even if he does not succeed in that position, he will still make enough money to support his lifestyle for the rest of his life.
As an agent, I have not involved myself in the sport of football as much as in my other divisions. Sometimes I cannot stand the characters involved. I am generalizing here, but football agents at times care less about ethics and the players often lack any sense of loyalty. Tim Tebow is the type of player who would make me forget that and instead be wishing he was a client of my agency.
Tebow will likely be a first round pick, even though it is unknown how he will fare on the professional field. However, aren’t all college football players risks? Eric Crouch and Gino Torretta won the Heisman Trophy. They didn’t do anything in the NFL. If the Jacksonville Jaguars draft Tebow, as many assume they will, the Jacksonville native will immediately increase ticket sales. The NFL is a business at its core, and ticket sales drive team earnings. Jacksonville has done a pathetic job of filling its seats making many believe, not too long ago, that the team would move to Los Angeles.
Tebow is a marketing agent’s dream. Tim was not even supposed to live past birth. He survived and was home schooled, while he parents instilled a strong sense of faith in him. That explains the eye blacks that Tebow used every game as a college football player. Each week, he displayed a verse from the Bible. He cares about three things: His family, his faith, and service. Every year, Tim goes to the Philippines to do missionary work.
The guy who many believe can run better than he can pass, just threw for 482 yards against Cincinnati, who was undefeated going into the Sugar Bowl. Tim Tebow shows his emotions. If he is not smiling on the field, he is probably crying, but he is a guy who any team would want on their side and any company would want endorsing their products. Whether he makes it as a professional Quarterback or not, he will be successful in life and a great return for any company that invests their money in him.