At Long Last, Tim Tebow is Back
Here we go with Tim Tebow being pulled off the woodpile and thrown into the cultural crucible of controversy after signing a one-year deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Tuesday.
Timmy Boy had been striking out and striking poses in the New York Mets farm system for the better part of five years before hanging up his glove last year.
The last time Tebow was associated with the NFL was as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad in 2015. Before that the 33-year-old Tebow had an emotional run as the starting quarterback for the Denver Broncos before being shipped off to ride the pine for the New York Jets.
During his entire time, teams tried to press Tebow into giving up his aspirations for a starting quarterback position in the National Football League. To his credit, Tebow stood firm for six years. But with age comes wisdom, and a former college coach in Urban Meyer who’s in a position to give him a shot-which also helps.
Tebow Didn’t Take Kap’s Spot, So Stop
A concern that has already begun gaining steam all over the blogosphere is that Tebow’s return to the NFL is a glaring slap in the face to none other than, you guessed it, Colin Kaepernick.
Though the subject could likely take an absurd amount of white space on the digital page via cultural reflection amid historic context, I’mma try to keep this brief.
Ready? Okay, here we go!
Colin Kaepernick’s current absence from the National Football League has absolutely nothing to do with Tim Tebow getting a shot at tight end nor vice versa. Indeed, picture this; two phenomena can occur adjacent to one another yet neither touches nor influences the other. Imagine that!
Colin Kaepernick has been out of the NFL for four years at this point and even took a settlement from the league in 2017.
This Tebow deal just shows that personal relationships go further at this level then actual ability .
— DaQuan Jones (@RiDQulous_98) May 10, 2021
The NFL Won
To me, once Kap accepted that deal, it was checkmate for Roger Goodell and company. The same owners who fund the Republican Party and schmoozed with Donald Trump are not going to sign Kaepernick. Is it an injustice? Of course, but it’s not like Kaepernick is missing any meals these days, kno’m sayin’?
Kaepernick filed a lawsuit against a company (NFL) that has a monopoly on his craft and earned a settlement, but he may have been better off if he had not.
Kaepernick, now 33, has not found employment since completing 17 of 22 passes for 215 yards and a 122.3 rating in a 25-23 loss to the Seattle Seahawks at Levi’s Stadium on Jan. 1, 2017.
Being Mad is Bad for You
Tim Tebow is just living his white Christian male life that is “naturally enriched” with all kinds of bullsh*t privilege in America, kind of like your dumb ass boss. But unlike him, at least Tim’s potential ineptitude won’t lead to mass layoffs.
I am not being Pro-Tebow here by suggesting that we compartmentalize our outrage for things that actually need our collective ire. And there are plenty. Besides, high blood pressure and heart disease are a real thing in the Black community.
Y’all need to relax and calm ya tits, or maybe get mad enough over the New Jim Crow-flavored voting laws to do something about it. That’s something you can do something about and it helps out a bit.