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Tim Tebow, Meet JJ Redick

 

Pigskins J.J. Redick

Pigskin's J.J. Redick

Tim Tebow already solidified his place as one of the top 5 greatest college football players in history.  His name will have to be mentioned alongside Herschel Walker, Doak Walker, Barry Sanders, and Red Grange.  What happens in his pro career remains to be seen.  Will he saunter the road taken by Danny Wuerffel or the one taken by Roger Staubach.   While Tebow won’t be an all-time great NFL QB, he also won’t be a complete bust.  Instead, he’ll be a fair to middling player whose glory will always be two horrible looking, yet game winning,  jump passes from his collegiate days.  All athletes should be so lucky. 

Tim Tebow, allow me to introduce you to your NBA doppleganger.  His name is J.J. Redick; you may have heard of him.  Mr. Redick spent his collegiate career being adored and worshipped by folks like Dicky V, Tim Brando, and a bunch of others looking for the great hope.  Redick finished as the ACC’s all-time leading scorer and that will be the pinnacle of his career.  Redick now rides the pine for the Orlando Magic as he quickly found out that his collegiate dominance quickly gave way to professional mediocrity.  C’est la vie.  Redick has skills, but can’t compete on the next level.  Similarly, Tebow has tremendous gifts on the collegiate level, but on the next level his gimmicks just won’t cut the mustard.  He’ll make a nice backup QB or backup TE, but the glory days will be a thing of the past once he declares for the draft.  Keep your skills up and keep healthy and you’ll be able to collect a pro paycheck for a few years.  Don’t get too big for your britches.  Bust a J.J. and know your role.

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January 9, 2009 Posted by | College Football, Features & Opinions, NBA, NFL | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment