Tim Tebow is back in the National Football League.
And not everyone is happy.
That became clear when Stephen A. Smith went on ESPN and just said this crazy thing about Tim Tebow.
Tim Tebow officially signed his contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars and showed up at the team’s minicamp wearing number 85, hoping to make the squad as a tight end.
ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith ranted about Tebow’s signing on his “First Take” show comparing the Jaguars signing Tebow to George Floyd’s death claiming that Tebow’s signing was an example of white privilege in action.
“When George Floyd ultimately was murdered by Derek Chauvin the cop, and you saw people rioting and protesting in the streets, it wasn’t just about him. It was about the symbolism of what transpired. Because black people have repeatedly felt like we have the proverbial knee on our neck. We constantly have to scratch and claw our way. And when we see someone, of a different ilk, of a different ethnicity, getting opportunities we know we would never get, that’s where the words ‘white privilege’ come from,” Smith stated.
Smith could not be more wrong.
Tim Tebow only got a shot to make the Jaguars as a fourth string tight end because his coach at the University of Florida, Urban Meyer – who teamed up with Tebow to win the 2006 and 2008 national titles as well as the 2007 Heisman Trophy – is now running the Jaguars.
Meyer believes Tebow can help the team’s culture and be a good influence on number one overall pick Trevor Lawrence.
Tebow isn’t even guaranteed to make the roster and was asked to switch positions.
There was no privileged involved in the Jaguars taking a flier on Tebow as a back of the roster character player.
Sports with Balls will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.