Tebow was invited to play in the Senior Bowl - a showcase of the top senior talent in college football. The game means little; the practices mean a lot to NFL scouts. Tebow struggled to drop back from under center (having rarely done it at Florida). He fumbled often, he struggled with pass read progression, and just looked lost against the defense that harried him all day in spite of not being able to blitz.
Plain and simple - Tebow's game is not the NFL's game. Wildcat formations aside (which are not proven valuable enough to win playoff games), it's hard to think of a place where Tebow's game fits in the NFL. Some say drafting Tebow is a marketing and public relations move. He's a great kid, sure, but jersey sales only go so far in a league where the starters are known and forgotten as quickly as pop music acts. For the first time in his football career, Tim Tebow won't be the first guy picked.
In fact, Tebow is a lot like the big rock music acts of the '80s. They were huge, untouchable on the charts for a period of time. But as their flaws were exposed, the mystique began to wear off. Then, Nirvana came in and their run was over. That's the NFL here - the Nirvana role - the harsh cold reality that one of college football's most celebrated players may not have what it takes to play on the next level.
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