The lights are on
There's plenty of speculation as to whether former University of Florida quarterback and 2007 Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow will be successful in the NFL, but there's no doubt that he's a star in the world of college football. What better way to solidify that reputation than to appear on the cover of NCAA Football 11? The game comes out July 13 (for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 2), and unlike last year, Tebow will be the only cover athlete the franchise utilizes on the different game boxes.
Tebow was the first sophomore to ever win the Heisman Trophy, and he also made history when he both rushed and passed for more than 20 TDs in a single season. Between the quality of this year's QB class as well as questions to whether Tebow's running style and new throwing motion will fit in with an NFL offense, Tebow is not expected to be picked in the first round. Where do you think he will be picked, and by whom?
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Jacksonville needs a name to bring in fans and keep them from relocating to L.A or London. He's a 2nd rounder, easy. My money's on Jax getting him.
If I was a team, his having to learn a new throwing motion would scare the hell out of me. That's not something you just re-learn and then it's "Mission Accomplished." Plus, I admit I'm biased against QBs who play in fancy college-only offenses. I just don't know if he's going to make it in the pros.
2nd round to the colts as a developmental QB and someone who can run a wildcat formation occasionally.
Guys, guys, guys, come on... don't be such negative Nathan's. It's going to be great watching him throw ducks end over end like Billy Kilmer. I promise I'll be watching all his pre-season trainwrecks. Dude's the next Danny Wuerffel. Maybe Rick Mirer if he gets hot.
Will it feature players crying when they lose?
I agree with Ghostpig, Jax needs to sell tickets and jerseys. As soon as Tebow is being rushed by pro line backers we'll see if his mechanics have actually been improved upon, or if they go out the window when under pressure.
aaaaand let the Criesman references begin....
Cool, but I'm not much of a sports fan.
aww, but I wanted to be on the cover :(
@jeff akervik LOL my reaction as well
Well he better enjoy his memories of college because he may not have those same moments in the NFL. I think he should go to miami dolphins, he could be used in there wildcat offense.
Highlight of his NFL career will be telling the guys in the locker room he's on the cover of NCAA 2011.
I love how everyone gives him crap for crying... I mean has no one ever cried on the last game of their senior year of sports? Especially when you lose? I cried when my Junior High football career was over. Am I a wuss for it? Does no one remember how successful he was? I'm glad he's on the cover. Cause he's a beast.
They should have him sobbing like a little girl on the cover, it suits him.. lol
Suh would have been a better choice. The guy is a beast. He would have eaten Tebow for lunch. Lastly, he has never shed a tear in his life.
He is Manbearpig
It said he's forgoing his senior year. Didn't he just finish his senior year?
*throws up in mouth*
Eh . . . I'm with Kato on this one. It's hard to modify a massively repetitive action like a throwing motion. It's not just a matter of shifting a finger forward or backward, or slanting your wrist differently. It's a whole arm problem.
I like Tebow, but he's nobody's starter for at least a year, and probably two.
I think he could be on the Cowboys..Although he needs to man up a bit more..