Tim Tebow is evidently returning to the NFL and social justice warriors are enraged that he is being signed to play for the Jaguars before Colin Kaepernick is taken back by the football league.
Critics from the left see a number of issues with Tebow’s return after taking a prolonged break from the sport to play minor league baseball. One of their biggest complaints is that Tebow is white and that he reportedly hasn’t played pro-football in eight years – four years longer than Kaepernick has been out of the game. Topping that sore point is the fact that Black Lives Matter social justice activist Colin Kaepernick has not been given a second chance to play while Tebow is being welcomed back into the fold.
Tebow, 33, is allegedly signing a one-year contract with his hometown Jacksonville Jaguars and will play tight end, a position he has never played before.
Actor Steven Pasquale accused the league of “white privilege NFL style.”
The left also hates that Tebow is a devout Christian and somehow compares his kneeling on the field before God to Kaepernick’s kneeling to protest the police and the national anthem.
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Other critics point out that Kaepernick was a Heisman-winning quarterback who played 35 regular-seasons games and then took part in one playoff game during the span of three seasons. But Tebow also won the Heisman in 2007. They also complain that Kaepernick led his team to the Super Bowl and that Tebow only played in one playoff game.
The Jaguars are being accused of taking Tebow on board to reignite their fanbase and sell tickets, merchandise, and more. In other words, it is a money-making move according to leftists. Kaepernick has ostensibly cost the league fans and profits and was widely seen as an embarrassment to the NFL.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 10, 2021
Many believe that Tebow was picked up because of his close relationship with Urban Meyer who became the coach of the Jaguars. He was Tebow’s college coach in Florida.
Meyer noted how Tebow looked in his workouts. He was allegedly impressed by Tebow’s performance as if he were years younger than he actually is. That resulted in the coach giving his former quarterback a chance at a comeback.
“We have not signed Tim,” Meyer stated during the Cris Collinsworth PFF Podcast. “There’s a thought going around. He was in the best shape of his life, asked to see if he could work out with a couple of our coaches. I wasn’t even there. They came back to me and said, ‘Wow, this guy’s in incredible shape.’ Then I went another time and watched them try him out. And they said go work on these things, he comes back later. They try him out again, I’m not there, they come in and they said, ‘Wow, this guy’s ball skills, he’s a great athlete, he looks like he’s 18-years-old, not 20, whatever he is, 33. I said, ‘Guys you don’t understand, now this guy is, he’s the most competitive maniac you’re ever gonna talk to and let’s give it a shot.'”
Former NFL linebacker Brandon Spikes decried the “race bulls**t” that surfaced after it was announced that Tebow would likely return to the NFL.
Shessh why sooo much hate for my bruh Tebow ? 🤦🏿♂️
— BrandonSpikes55 (@brandonspikes55) May 11, 2021
He later stated, “I’m gonna call Urb and see if i can get a job as the head Equipment Manager for the jaguars lol. So y’all can stop pulling this race bulls**t! This ain’t that. It’s all about their relationship built people.”
Tim Tebow will be an inspiration in any locker room trust me i know
— BrandonSpikes55 (@brandonspikes55) May 11, 2021
The NFL claims that Kaepernick was not blacklisted for his political posturing on the field. But progressive activists contend otherwise.
The outrage on Twitter by leftists was palpable:
Waiting for Colin Kaepernick to sign with the #Jaguars as a tight end too….. Wait, no?
— IG: JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) May 11, 2021
Tim Tebow finding a team and Colin Kaepernick can’t.
White privilege NFL style.
Tebow can’t throw, never could, never played TE, and hasn’t played in ..what …8 years?
Explain it to me like I’m 5.
— steven pasquale (@StevePasquale) May 10, 2021
So Tebow haven’t played an NFL game in damn near a decade and it’s that simple…no hate but you got to be kidding me
— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) May 11, 2021
There is no scenario in which Tim Tebow provides more use on the football field than Colin Kaepernick
— Grant Liffmann (@GrantLiffmann) May 10, 2021
The fact that religious chauvinist, Tim Tebow, gets another shot at the NFL before Colin Kaepernick does proves once and for all it's not about talent and never was.
— Ron Placone (@RonPlacone) May 10, 2021
Interesting how the same people that are praising Tim Tebow for his values outside of football, see Colin Kaepernick's values as a distraction. pic.twitter.com/aqbDpZZXci
— Ahmed Ali (@MrAhmednurAli) May 10, 2021
There’s no way you can tell me that Tim Tebow deserves to be on a team as an unproven tight end who hasn’t played in 9 years more than Colin Kaepernick. There’s just no way that’s gonna make sense.
— David Dennis Jr. (@DavidDTSS) May 10, 2021
If Tim Tebow is getting a contract, there are literally no more excuses to why Colin Kaepernick hasn’t played since 2017. None at all.
— Jarrett Bailey (@JBaileyNFL) May 10, 2021
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