We suppose it’s a case of Tebow-camp-on-Tebow-camp crime.
In response to a report from ESPN The Magazine that unnamed members of the Tim Tebow camp have acknowledged that Tebow has given up on his NFL career, an unnamed member of the Tebow camp tells Mike Garafolo of USA Today that Tebow isn’t ready to surrender the notion of playing in the NFL.
Per Garafolo, Tebow won’t be addressing the story in the near future because Tebow’s goal is to remain off radar, in an effort to avoid the kind of attention that will reinforce the perception that signing Tebow would welcome a major distraction.
But Tebow can hold out hope while also resigning himself to reality. And the reality is that rosters largely are set for 2013 and no one currently wants to take a chance on him. Come 2014, after multiple teams try and fail with whichever quarterbacks they’ll take out of training camp, at least one owner, G.M., and/or head coach may decide that there’s no harm in giving Tebow a try.
As we’ve seen time and again, 31 teams can shout “no” — it only takes one to whisper “yes” for a guy to have a job.