Aug. 18, 2011; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow (15) throws the ball against the New York Giants during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Giants won 26-3. Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE
South Carolina has passed the 'Tim Tebow Law,' and the Jets backup QB is again under fire from former NFL quarterbacks
We have been remiss here at SB Nation New York in not giving you enough Tim Tebow updates. Well, there is a lot going on in the world of Tebowmania as we speak, so let's hustle and get caught up on the New York Jets backup quarterback.
First off, did you know that our man Tebow (Tim Terrific?) is so cool that the state of South Carolina is naming a law after him?
Yes, South Carolina is enacting the 'Tim Tebow Law.' And no, this does not mean that everyone in South Carolina has to begin their day by 'Tebowing.' The 'Tebow Law will mean that home-schooled students in the statet will be allowed to participate in extracurricular activities offered by the public school system, including athletics.
Here is more on how Tebow's name ended up on this law:
What does a South Carolina law about home-schoolers have to do with Tim Tebow, the New York Jets backup quarterback?
Tebow was home-schooled growing up in the state of Florida and because of a Florida state law from 1996, he was allowed to play quarterback at Allen D. Nease High School in Ponte Vedra, Florida.
As is always the case with Tebow, though, he is not popular with everybody. Former NFL quarterbacks don't seem to like Tebow much at all.
Boomer Esiason is one of those, of course. A while back, the fomrer Jets QB who now co-hosts a WFAN radio show, said the Jets would be better off cutting the quarterback. Now Esiason says that if the Jets have to keep him on the roster it should not be as a quarterback.
"I don't believe Tebow can be your everyday backup quarterback," said Esiason. "Sanchez is clearly your starter, and (Greg) McElroy will be the backup. Tebow can do his thing playing on special teams."
Esiason, who will be hosting his show with Craig Carton from the Jets Florham Park practice facility on Thursday, added that "ex-quarterbacks and coaches can see his inability to throw the ball forward on a consistent basis."
But haven't the Jets been telling us for months that Tebow has been working on his throwing motion? That he is getting better throwing the football?
... while Tebow and the Jets believe they have seen improvement in the quarterback’s mechanics during training camp, one ESPN analyst says Tebow hasn’t demonstrated a ton of improvement from last season.
"No, not really," said ESPN analyst and former NFL quarterback Tim Hasselbeck. "Just watching in Cincinnati, he’s doing the things we’re used to seeing him do."
Oh, boy! Just another day in the world of Tebowmania.