It’s funny how a bit of fame can turn the most trivial of statements into full-blown scandal. Former NFL quarterback Jake Plummer, best known for his one good year with the Denver Broncos (13-3 in 2005), had some disparaging things to say about controversial pseudo-quarterback Tim Tebow:
“Tebow, regardless of whether I wish he’d just shut up after a game and go hug his teammates, I think he’s a winner and I respect that about him,” Plummer said. “I think that when he accepts the fact that we know that he loves Jesus Christ then I think I’ll like him a little better. I don’t hate him because of that, I just would rather not have to hear that every single time he takes a good snap or makes a good handoff.” (LINK)
For anyone who’s lived under a rock for the past five years, Tim Tebow is widely thought to be the best quarterback in the history of the University of Florida Gators, and his name is tossed around in debates over the best college player ever. His NFL career, however, has been mediocre at best. He has received what many believe to be an inordinate amount of coverage for poor statistical performances that have nonetheless led to victories for the foundering Denver Broncos.
More to the subject matter at hand, Tebow is also very, very well known for being a devoted Christian. Whether he’s tackling his mother to end abortion (no… really!) or tweeting Bible verses before games to his starry-eyed fans, or evangelizing to teammates (or anyone else who will listen), Tebow is definitely a Christian. No doubt about it. For anyone. Ever. He makes sure of it. Every chance he gets.
Jake Plummer’s remarks are sure to provoke some harsh backlash. Plummer did have one good season — of that, there’s no argument. Even so, his career was lackluster, and many will say that his comments are nothing more than sour grapes from the green eyed monster. This might be true, of course, but there’s likely to be a bit more to it.
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