Popular Christian athlete Tim Tebow will not be included in the Philadelphia Eagles roster this season.
Christian Today reports that Tebow, who is known for being outspoken about his faith, took coach Chip Kelly’s decision graciously and responded in a positive way.
“Thanks @Eagles and Coach Kelly for giving me the opportunity to play the game I love! Romans 8:28 #Blessed,” he posted on Twitter.
Many fans and commentators admired Tebow for his gracious response to the decision to cut him from the team.
David Whitley from the Orlando Sentinel stated, “Call me a sap, but I like to see good things happen to humble, clean-living and charitable human beings. He [Tebow] worked like a maniac to improve his passing. It was better this preseason, but not good enough to become a third-team quarterback."
Some fans, however, did not echo Tebow’s gracious response to Coach Kelly’s decision. Some even stated that Tebow was cut from the team because of his faith.
"Amazing how the NFL will allow woman beaters, drug addicts, multiple DUI offenders or even murders and paedophiles but we still can't allow religion in. It isn't about Tebow's skill set because he can play with anyone. It's his religion that's keeping him out. Time to wake up America,” one fan stated.
Although Coach Kelly acknowledged that Tebow had improved his playing ability, he did not think Tebow was good enough to be the Eagles No. 3 quarterback.
"I'm not going to worry about what I can't control," Tebow said after the Eagles last preseason game on Thursday. "It's a blessing being able to come out here and play this game that I love. It was a lot of fun out there tonight. It was a blast."
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Publication date: September 8, 2015
Veronica Neffinger wrote her first poem at age seven and went on to study English in college, focusing on 18th century literature. When she is not listening to baseball games, enjoying the outdoors, or reading, she can be found mostly in Richmond, VA writing primarily about nature, nostalgia, faith, family, and Jane Austen.