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More ESPN fantasy owners have Tim Tebow than Chad Henne

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Poor Chad Henne gets no respect.

Not only does everyone want to give his job away to rookie Blake Bortles, but fantasy owners prefer a guy who just lives in Jacksonville to the Jaguars starting quarterback.

ESPN just tweeted out word that more people in their fantasy leagues own Tim Tebow (1.3 percent of teams) than Henne (0.8).

Now granted, people do silly things with fantasy teams all the time, for the sake of being able to play the “he was ahead of his time” card with their buddies.

(Full disclosure, in 2002, Steve Spurrier’s first year with the Redskins, I drafted Danny Wuerffel, Shane Matthews and Patrick Ramsey to cash in on all those points when Spurrier inevitably shuffled quarterbacks like he did at Florida. Yeah, that was stupid.)

Maybe all those people will look like geniuses when Tebow leaps out of his chair on the broadcast set and leads some team to record rushing numbers.

Or maybe, somebody should have kept their buddies from turning too much water into too much wine during the draft.

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38 Responses to “More ESPN fantasy owners have Tim Tebow than Chad Henne”
  1. marvsleezy says: Sep 2, 2014 1:04 PM

    I think they are taking him as a joke in a late round – Its funny.

  2. billswillnevermove says: Sep 2, 2014 1:05 PM

    And 1.3% of these ESPN owners are idiots.

  3. bobnelsonjr says: Sep 2, 2014 1:07 PM

    Pro Football Talk is not about nerdy geek kids games like fantasy football.

    No silly fantasy football story belongs here.

  4. jebdamone says: Sep 2, 2014 1:08 PM

    all this shows is that 2.1% of fantasy owners are not very smart

  5. nilla619 says: Sep 2, 2014 1:09 PM

    Actually not suprising as my brother seems to draft him last every year in hopes his team has a tebow affect. He did win last year so maybe theres something to it

  6. yesrowntreeyesgrosvener says: Sep 2, 2014 1:11 PM

    If someone wants to flush a pick down the toilet, go right ahead. Be my guest.

  7. dluxxx says: Sep 2, 2014 1:11 PM

    I think you mean wine into water…

  8. volleyballnstuff says: Sep 2, 2014 1:13 PM

    Me thinks some Fantasy team owners have more vision and ability to think outside of the box than all the NFL team owners and GMs combined. Should Tebow find his way onto an NFL team this season, “Tebow Time: The Reboot” will make these Fantasy owners look like geniuses.

  9. tebowbrokesteelers says: Sep 2, 2014 1:14 PM

    He did beat the steelers in the playoffs years ago and since then the steelers have been irrelevant. O winning seasons and o playoff appearances since haha

  10. thestrategyexpert says: Sep 2, 2014 1:14 PM

    A couple of maybes, but the only thing that seems to be certain is that Chad Henne is starting and he is the one in control of the chance to swing the numbers around. If he finds success then those Tebow owners will just have to pay a bigger price when they are ready to play with an active QB.

  11. chargrz says: Sep 2, 2014 1:16 PM

    Tebow will never play in the NFL again. He has been blackballed by all teams along with Richie Incognito and now Michael Sam.

  12. Patskrieg dot com says: Sep 2, 2014 1:25 PM

    Makes about as much sense as quite a few guys Matthew Berry has told us to draft over the years, so call it even.

  13. sdelmonte says: Sep 2, 2014 1:29 PM

    Well, if you are going to play fantasy football, you might as well fantasize big.

    Me, I’m taking 1967 Bart Starr. Time travel is going to happen eventually.

  14. weepingjebus says: Sep 2, 2014 1:29 PM

    So 13 people have Tebow, and 8 have Henne?

  15. kj777 says: Sep 2, 2014 1:36 PM

    Wow he’s not even in the nfl and he gets this attention. I’m not really surprised though, after looking at the neilson tv ratings that year he was in denver, more people viewed those games than any other that year. Including the NY market. He was exciting though. But I can’t believe all the people who hate this guy. Do they hate him because he can’t throw? I just read Joe Theisman’s first year nfl stats…he threw 8 TD’s and 16 INT’s…and I just read a piece where he is critical of Tebow’s throwing….has Joe ever heard of the internet?

  16. nolahxc says: Sep 2, 2014 1:36 PM

    Those are the leagues i’d like to play in.

  17. bluenose1965 says: Sep 2, 2014 1:36 PM

    Probably more than have Bridgewater as well.

  18. jagsfan2012 says: Sep 2, 2014 1:41 PM

    Now, that’s funny. Forever a Jags fan here.

  19. tebowbrokesteelers says: Sep 2, 2014 1:41 PM

    Those who drafted Tebow are Steeler fans…they remember Tebows awesome TD pass in OT that beat the Steelers and fantasize having it happen to with fantasy team.

  20. tebowbrokesteelers says: Sep 2, 2014 1:42 PM

    *their* fantasy team

  21. dwhcic says: Sep 2, 2014 1:42 PM

    Add Kluwe to the blackball list.

  22. In Teddy We Trust says: Sep 2, 2014 1:44 PM

    I was in an online draft this weekend where a guy all of a sudden started drafting guys like Aaron Murray, Aaron Dobson, Aaron Burks…He had accidentally alphabetized the standard player list and just kept taking the guy at the top of the list.

  23. crazycane says: Sep 2, 2014 1:51 PM

    This story would’ve been perfect with just the title alone

  24. sdsmooth says: Sep 2, 2014 1:51 PM

    Rick Spielman does stuff like this all time.

  25. sdsmooth says: Sep 2, 2014 1:53 PM

    Drafting quarterbacks that can’t play worth a lick. This has been Minnesota’s M.O. for years.

  26. ron1083 says: Sep 2, 2014 2:10 PM

    buddy did it because he said it was good luck!

  27. arianil985 says: Sep 2, 2014 2:16 PM

    Donovan McFlabb still gets drafted more than Cassell, Ponder, and Teddy Benchwarmer combined!!!!

  28. kevpft says: Sep 2, 2014 2:19 PM

    I expect a lot of those same people also have Bibles, and both have about the same amount to do with reality.

    And fantasy football is irredeemably lame.

  29. mshawn75 says: Sep 2, 2014 2:26 PM

    By admitting that you drafted Wuerfful, Matthews, and Ramsey you exposed how little you really know about football.

  30. blackandbluedivision says: Sep 2, 2014 2:29 PM

    who ISN’T obssessed with Tebow over at ESPN.

  31. swortybounce says: Sep 2, 2014 2:29 PM

    Shannon Sharpe is reporting more people liked his Facebook page than Sterling’s

  32. dalcow4 says: Sep 2, 2014 2:32 PM

    You’re looking at this the wrong way. It shows the power and persuasion of those more knowledgeable.

    I personally talked someone into drafting Tebow and another into drafting Tony Gonzalez because they were looking at a player I liked.

  33. andreweac says: Sep 2, 2014 2:37 PM

    Can ESPN confirm the Raiders GM is the manager of each of this league’s?

  34. orivar says: Sep 2, 2014 2:47 PM

    “But I can’t believe all the people who hate this guy. Do they hate him because he can’t throw?”

    The hate him because the media told them to hate him. After they couldn’t push Tebowmania anymore, they pushed Tebowsucks. I wish he was still in the league though, Tebow was actually pretty fun to watch and with all his bad stats and weird throwing motion, the dude somehow willed his guys to win. They say he’s a good leader.

    He also punked Revis which was awesome.

  35. FinFan68 says: Sep 2, 2014 3:10 PM

    Henne could have been decent. Sparano was clueless and shattered Henne’s confidence

  36. smackingfools says: Sep 2, 2014 3:28 PM

    It won’t be that way in a couple of weeks.

  37. melikefootball says: Sep 2, 2014 4:30 PM

    These same owners though Steve Spurrier would make a good NFL coach as well.

  38. dumplingsrbrown says: Sep 2, 2014 4:41 PM

    Sounds like a league you would want to join. Except these are the same dummies that quit after week 4 and screw the league up by becoming a rotating bye week for whoever is playing them.

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