The NFL is split into eight divisions, and every year each of these divisions is required to crown a champion. It is a given that the best team in the division will have earned the right to host a playoff game, but with the state of the NFC East, it is not only difficult, but also absurd to label any of the four teams a champion. The NFC East currently has three teams tied for first place, and the forth team is only one game back, that seems reasonable until you realize that all four of these teams have more losses than wins this season. The NFC East has been plagued with poor play and damaging injuries, and while some teams have managed to play relatively solid football, huge mistakes have cost this division many crucial games. I personally have a stake in the outcome of this division because my favorite team, the Giants, happens to be mired in the mess of “contenders” for the title. The Giants are quite possibly the most frustrating team in the NFL, as they have lost five games this season while holding a lead within the last 72 seconds. I understand that anything is possible when it comes to sports, but the NFC East has given football fans all over America a reason to shut off their televisions in disgust. The football season is winding down, and as this awful division fights feebly to decide a champion, all of the other NFL teams and fans will be left with the realization that a team with a losing record will be awarded with home field advantage for at least one game in the playoffs.
Let me start by stating the obvious Tebow does not throw a football very well, at least compared to the average NFL quarterback. I have watched Tim Tebow play for years, and while he knows how to win football games, he is just not a viable NFL quarterback option for most teams. I know, I sound like a basic Tebow hater, but I am actually a big fan of Tim Tebow. It was extremely exciting watching him seemingly take over the football field as he lead the Broncos to the playoffs, and I always wanted the league to give him another chance, but at this point Tebow’s recent signing by the Eagles seems a bit fishy to me. On paper, Tebow would be a fantastic quarterback in Chip Kelly’s high speed offense, he has the mobile skills necessary to run the option, and he also has a keen ability to make plays on the fly. The Eagles would be wise to utilize Tebow as their starting quarterback, however the fact that they currently hold two other legitimate starting quarterbacks on their roster shows that his addition to the team is most likely for different reasons. I am a New York Giants fan, so I really don’t mind if the Eagles completely decimate their team in the pursuit of their absurd championship dreams, but I am excited that Tebow is back in the NFL. The NFL season kickoff is still months away, and with this latest signing all football media is ready to set their watches to Tebow Time. At this point I can only speculate on how Tebow will be used, but as long as he stays in the NFL, I will be eagerly watching to see if he has any more spectacular finishes left to share with fans.