Former Heisman Trophy winner and Christian spokesperson Tim Tebow said he will continue his goal to be a starting quarterback in the National Football League in the wake of being released by the New England Patriots football team, according to an article in the Christian Post today, Monday, Sept. 1. He posted on Twitter and Facebook Saturday that, "I will remain in relentless pursuit of continuing my lifelong dream of being an NFL quarterback."
In typical Tebow fashion he also shared a Bible verse found at 2 Corinthians 12:9, which reads: "And He has said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness. Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me."
His options appear to be limitless despite this recent setback. He could devote more time to a speaking career which already is successful. The former University of Florida All-American regularly addresses standing room only crowds when he gives speeches at colleges and other venues. By expanding his speaking tour he could reach even more people. Or he could even turn to Hollywood.
Sportscasters on a national radio broadcast Sunday noted Tebow is frequently seen in Hollywood and speculated he could find a role in the movie industry if he is interested. There has been no word from the son of missionaries as to whether he has any inclination in that direction or not. The recent popularity of the Christian genre in movies such as the History Channel production of "The Bible" indicates he could find a niche there. A movie revolving around the Biblical characters Adam and Eve is set to hit theaters soon. Any movies in which Tebow appeared would certainly have a built-in audience eager to buy tickets.
A former first round selection by the Denver Broncos, Tebow led the team to the playoffs and a first round victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers before he was traded to the New York Jets. Many observers felt he was never really given a chance with the Jets as he spent most of his time riding the bench while other quarterbacks floundered on the field. Despite his setback with New York, he never expressed any bitterness toward the coaches or organization which cut him.
Some NFL observers have expressed the opinion Tebow could be a successful quarterback in the NFL if a team tailored its offense to fit his unique running skills as the Broncos did when he turned their losing season into a successful one. The irony of the Denver Broncos situation is that general manager John Elway couldn't wait to trade Tebow so he could bring in future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning to pilot the team in 2012. The Orange Crush finished exactly where they did under Tebow's leadership in 2011 with one victory in the playoffs.
Regardless of what his employers have done to him in the NFL, Tebow has remained gracious saying he is placing his trust in Jesus Christ to take care of his future.
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