Chuck Norris believes Tim Tebow could wind up a legend in the NFL. The unemployed quarterback may have lost his supporters within NFL management and coaching staffs alike after being released by New York this year. He has retained a quite active fan base who is willing to take drastic measures to ensure their beloved quarterback takes the field.
These fans have gone as far as to petition President Obama to force Jacksonville management to give Tebow a contract so that he can replace current quarterback Blaine Gabbert as the starter. After this petition failed to gain any traction, fans switched to an advertising campaign targeting the Jaguars owner, pleading with him to bring in their idol. Jaguars General Manager Dave Caldwell has stated that he sees know scenario where Tebow is a Jaguar this year.
Enter Chuck Norris, the only man who can ‘start a fire by rubbing two ice cubes together’ has now come out as a Tebow supporter. Recently the 73 year old Norris described Tebow in newsbusters.org as “a natural leader, an amazingly gifted football player, an inspiration to his team and the possessor of intense determination and strategy to bring any team to victory — no matter what the odds.” The man with the deadly roundhouse kick furthered his praise of the passer with a comparison to himself; “He reminds me of myself when I used to compete in martial arts.”
Much like his new supporter Chuck Norris, Tim Tebow can achieve the seemingly impossible, becoming Forbes most influential athlete, even though he currently isn’t playing any professional sports. Fans gravitate towards the devoutly religious quarterback, who has become a sensation more than once in his career. During his playoff run with the Denver Broncos ‘Tebowing’ instantly became an internet sensation. Although a polarizing figure, it is hard to deny that we all tune in to hear what he does next, love him or hate him he would benefit a team struggling to sell tickets.
Although no NFL club has offered Tebow a contract for this season, that does not mean he will be standing in the unemployment line. The Pious Passer has been offered jobs all over the world of sports. He was invited to be the quarterbacks coach of the entire LFL, formerly the Lingerie Football League and currently the Legends Football League. The Canadian Football League and Arena Football League have also came knocking, having all failed to draw Tebow’s interest so far. Should one of these minor leagues ever get the former Heisman Trophy winner to sign a contract, it would be an instant boost to their popularity. Fans would follow Tebow to any league he goes to, only adding to the allure of his value.
The credibility Chuck Norris brings as an NFL analyst is unknown, but people will listen to the idolized Walker Texas Ranger who has become idolized in recent years. Although Chuck Norris could probably kick a football more accurately than Tebow can throw one, the massive support Tebow has received from fans and Norris alike will probably result in Tebow showing up in training camp somewhere in the NFL in the coming months.
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