Scenes like this are why some NFL teams may be shying away from Tim Tebow. (Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
Just a year and a half ago, Tim Tebow led the Denver Broncos to a stunning playoff victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers, who at the time had the league's top-ranked defense.
Now a free-agent searching for an NFL job, Tebow's camp believes he has played his last down in the league, because of media attention and having skills that don't equate to being an NFL quarterback, according to an article in the June issue of ESPN The Magazine.
Tebow was traded to the New York Jets last offseason, but didn't contribute much in his one season in New York. The team released him last month.
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Just 18 months removed from a stunning playoff win over the Steelers, Tebow has been written off by NFL teams in large part due to his unwillingness to change positions. "He's not a quarterback," said one NFC scout. "When you look at his run two years ago, when you watch the tape and break it down, he wasn't really doing anything that impressive. He's a tough guy, a great leader, a great person. But he isn't a good enough quarterback to have all the distractions that come with him."