Tim Tebow is a devout and vocal conservative Christian, and he regularly posts religious and biblical verses on social media. The former Denver Broncos quarterback became a household name in the 2010s as an outspoken conservative Christian who would often kneel down on one knee to give praise.
His NFL career finally came to an end after the Jacksonville Jaguars gave him a chance to try his hand at playing tight end over the summer. Some have still held on to the fact that he is not been given a true chance to show what he has got because he is being railroaded for his religion.
An American commentator endorsed by former president Donald Trump believes that Tebow was “blackballed” by the National Football League and that claim has gone insanely viral on Twitter.
“Richard Sherman was charged with 5 misdemeanors, including resisting arrest and a DUI, now he is starting for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Tim Tebow is a National Champion Heisman winning QB/TE who is also a devout Christian, and the NFL has black-balled him. BOYCOTT THE NFL!” Nick Adams tweeted.
The 34-year-old played in the NFL from 2010-15 and again in 2021. He is most certainly out of the league because he was never good at the QB position and peaked in college as a member of the Florida Gators.
Many have jumped online to respond to that claim.
“Yes, Tim Tebow was blackballed for being a devout Christian. Indeed, the NFL contains no devout Christians and frowns upon any and all references to God and Jesus,” Mike Florio tweeted sarcastically.
“Tim Tebow got more opportunities than he should have because he is who he is. Colin Kaepernick is the one actually being blackballed,” another fan added.
“Or maybe, just maybe, Sherman is one of the best corners of his era and Tim Tebow had a career completion percentage of 47%. Maybe that’s why Sherm is in the league and Timmy is not,” another fan added.
“Saying Tebow was blackballed is really wild. His old coach gave him an opportunity at a new position after being out the league for SIX seasons. They literally handing him chances he doesn’t deserve, he just isn’t good,” one fan wrote.
Tebow rose to fame after winning the Heisman Trophy in 2007 and leading the University of Florida to two national championship titles while he was the quarterback for the Gators. His play would get him drafted in the first round (25th overall) in 2010. Once his time with the Broncos ended, he also played on the New York Jets and the New England Patriots. He found himself on the Philadelphia Eagles in 2015 but was cut at the end of training camp.
He then pursued a career in baseball, joining the New York Mets minor leagues in 2016 as he made it all the way to the triple-A team.
Tebow announced his retirement from the league earlier this year.
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