Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Tebow Fever Reaches Gulf Coast

MOBILE, Ala. - Tim Tebow fever has reached the Alabama gulf coast this week. Unfortunately, fever has also reached Tebow.

After fumbling a few snaps and misfiring on several passes in a sickly Senior Bowl practice on Monday, Tebow was sharper on Tuesday despite published reports that he had strep throat and a 103.5-degree body temperature a night earlier. While one woman at Ladd-Peebles Stadium held up an orange and blue sign reading "Tebow: God's Gift to Football Fans," he completed a deep pass to running back John Conner and fumbled only one snap in a seven-on-seven workout.

The question is whether Tebow has enough gifts to make it in the NFL as an every-down quarterback following his record-setting career at Florida, where he won two national championships (2006, 2008) and a Heisman Trophy (2007) in his first three seasons. Florida "settled" for a 13-1 record and No. 3 ranking in his senior year.