If you are following me on Twitter, you know I’m a Tim Tebow guy. I love the intangibles he brings to a team and the unique skill set he has. Nothing makes me happier than someone going against the grain and succeed in doing so all while driving his detractors absolutely nuts. He’s a great story, really.
That said, Tim Tebow has absolutely no business being on the Green Bay Packers roster. Adam Schefter has tweeted a couple times about the Packers being a possible destination for Tebow now that the Denver Broncos have signed Peyton Manning. I would implore GM Ted Thompson, however, to not even sniff around the former Gator star.
Why, you ask?
First off is the baggage that comes with Tebow. Normally when someone talks about “baggage” in regards to a professional athlete, they’re talking about a checkered past or other skeletons in a guy’s closet. This isn’t the case with Tebow. Instead his “baggage” is an army of millions of blindly devoted Tebowmaniacs.
Who are these “Tebowmaniacs?” These are people ranging from fans to actual paid members of the mainstream sports media (I’m looking at you, Skip Bayless). These people would descend upon Green Bay as well as Packer sites all over the internet. The media coverage would be so intense it would border on making the Favre fiasco in 2008 look like a walk in the park.