Joe Theismann Says Tim Tebow Wouldn’t Succeed In CFL
Jets quarterback Tim Tebow is in football purgatory right now. The Jets literally don’t want him, and no other team in the NFL may try to sign him this off-season either.
Several pundits have brought up the Canadian Football League as an option, but former NFL quarterback Joe Theismann told USA Today, Tebow can’t cut in the CFL either.
“If I was a Canadian football team, I wouldn’t take him,” Thiesmann said Thursday in a phone interview.
“You get a lot of one-on-ones. You have a lot of space to throw into, but you still have to get the ball from point A to point B.” Theismann said.
“I still ask one simple question that somebody at the Jets has to answer: Why did you bring him in?” Theismann said. “You’re telling me you signed Tim Tebow to be a personal protector on the punt team, because that’s his most effective position.
”Evidently, you see something in practice that doesn’t allow you to make him the No. 2 quarterback behind Mark Sanchez.”
“He has a mechanical flaw, and it’s the elongated nature of his delivery and the way the ball is positioned when it’s loaded (ready for delivery). He’s never been a very accurate thrower of the football. It’s the single-most important factor when you play the position,” Theismann said.
Theismann is not a quarterback guru in any way, so we’ll take his words with a grain of salt.