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Tim Tebow, former all-world quarterback at Florida, is being devoured by the media, for the most part..

Tim TebowYou can read about the Senior Bowl and Tebow’s week of practice here, courtesy The Miami Herald.

I don’t pay all that much attention to college football, but I do know Tebow was extremely successful as quarterback of the Florida Gators. I’ve read that he could be the savior of the Jacksonville Jaguars, even before the 2009 regular season was even completed.

Give the 22-year-old a break and let the dominoes fall as they may. He has proven he is tough and can be a leader in the system and program he was part of in Gainesville, FL. Now let him go through the process of the Senior Bowl, NFL Scouting Combine, NFL Draft and hopefully a rookie training camp and at least a few professional seasons, before he is judged as a pro football player.

I don’t want to go anywhere near his Super Bowl ad and religious views, but do believe, as strictly an athlete, he has worked incredibly hard to be the best football player he can be.

Why must so many people feel the need to label him at the end of January and say he can’t do this or can’t do that? I will sit back and let the coaches and scouts do their job (that they do much better and at a more intense level than any media member or fan) and pay close attention, hoping Tebow gets a fair shake.

If he can help a team win, he’ll be playing on Sundays. If he can’t then he can hang his hat on the fact he was one of the most dominant players in college football history. Not a terrible thing to settle for.