A year ago, Tim Tebow was one of the most high-profile NFL free agents. In the 2014 offseason, the quarterback remains without a team.
Having not played for the entirety of the 2013 season, the Heisman Trophy winner’s career in the NFL could be finished. One current NFL star echoed that sentiment in a recent interview.
TMZ caught up with LeSean McCoy this week. The reporter asked the Philadelphia Eagles running back to name the best football player that is not on an NFL roster. When the suggestion of Tebow was given to McCoy, the two-time Pro Bowler scoffed at the notion of picking the Florida graduate.
“Tim Tebow? My son is two. I’ll take my son over Tim Tebow,” answered McCoy.
McCoy chose Chris Johnson, who was recently released by the Tennessee Titans. He’s reportedly close to signing with the New York Jets.
Tebow hasn’t been in a regular season game, since playing for the Jets in 2012. He only attempted eight passes for New York, and last started at quarterback for the Denver Broncos in 2011. The New England Patriots signed Tebow in June 2013, but he was released at the end of the preseason. Tebow reportedly turned down offers to play in the CFL and Arena Football League.
In 14 games with the Broncos in 2011, he led Denver to the playoffs, even helping the team win a postseason game. Despite going 7-4 as a starter, the organization signed Peyton Manning and sent Tebow to New York. The former first-round pick never got another chance to start at quarterback.
In addition to his comments on Tebow, McCoy said he thought former teammate DeSean Jackson would be successful with the Washington Redskins. Jackson was released by the Eagles, following his best statistical season, amid reports that he did not get along with head coach Chip Kelly.
One of McCoy’s newest teammates, Mark Sanchez, was the Jets’ starting quarterback, in front of Tebow. Below is the video of McCoy’s comments.