Tim Tebow is back in the NFL.
But not everybody is happy about it.
Now an ESPN analyst just took one major shot at Tebow.
Sports leagues became highly politicized after former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick started the anti-American anthem protests.
Since then, left-wing sports writers have been trying to get him back in the league even though Kaepernick doesn’t seem terribly interested in playing again.
Any time a backup quarterback gets signed, the same members of the peanut gallery complain that Kaepernick is still unemployed by the NFL.
Never mind that Kaepernick is employed by Disney, Nike, Penguin Random House, and Netflix.
Now that Tim Tebow got a shot to try out as a backup tight end for the Jacksonville Jaguars, the sports media is hot.
And ESPN college football analyst Greg McElroy didn’t pull any punches when he discussed Tebow’s training invitation, calling it a “stupid move.”
This isn’t the first time a team has tried to turn Tim Tebow into a tight end. @GregMcElroy witnessed it first hand as his teammate on the Jets and shared his thoughts on the latest attempt in Jacksonville. pic.twitter.com/idSHuvwBkV
— College Sports on SiriusXM (@SXMCollege) May 12, 2021
“I think it kind of undermines what Urban Meyer is trying to build…Maybe he makes the team. Maybe he doesn’t. I don’t know. But it’s going to take away from the task at hand, which is trying to put together the most competitive roster in camp.”
McElroy also argued that Tebow could spawn resentment in the locker room:
“And I bet you there’s going to be players, as someone who went to training camp with Tim, there are going to be players who are rolling their eyes at the amount of attention the fourth-string, fifth-string tight end gets…and it’s going to piss people off. As a result, it’s going to affect locker room chemistry, just like it did for us with the Jets. Not because anyone had any animosity toward Tim, they just have animosity with the coverage Tim receives. So, I think it’s a stupid move.”
Ironically, the left-wing sports media disregarded this argument when people made it about Kaepernick.
Unlike Kaepernick, Tebow didn’t blow off an organized workout because he wanted to have a camera crew present and do a photo op.
Some of the animosity aimed at Tebow has to do with the fact he wears his faith on his sleeve.
Whether or not the move works out for Tebow, it makes the Jaguars one of the more compelling teams during training camp.