Tim Tebow Dolphins Rumor Denied by Miami Team Sources

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Friday, 03 May 2013 08:03 AM

By Michael Mullins

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Free agent Tim Tebow, the former Heisman trophy winner released by the New York Jets earlier this week, is not being considered by the Miami Dolphins' for the 2013 season, according to team sources.

The Dolphin sources announced their lack of interest in Tebow late Thursday after rumors that the team was working out with Tebow spread online, the Orlando Sun Sentinel reported.

Refusing to rule out Tebow entirely, the sources told the Sentinel that the former Jet "hasn't been discussed."

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Last offseason, the Dolphins reportedly passed on adding Tebow to their roster.

The Dolphins have 2012 first-round pick Ryan Tannehill, entering his second season as the team's starting quarterback, as well as Matt Moore, who is considered to be one of the NFL's top backup quarterback, noted the Sentinel.

Tebow joined the Jets in 2012 after being traded from the Broncos, along with one other player, in exchange for the Jets' fourth and sixth round picks in the upcoming draft.

Throughout the 2012 season, many fans believed the Jets misused Tebow.

Playing backup quarterback to starter Mark Sanchez, Tebow was kept on the bench most of the year even when Sanchez repeatedly had bad performances on the field.

Many believed Tebow was brought to the Jets as part of a publicity stunt by owner Woody Johnson. That was questioned by ESPN reporter Rich Cimini who reported that Johnson was not behind the trade for Tebow. It was later said that Tebow was apparently never wanted by the team and had been forced upon management, ESPN reported.

Tebow's record as a quarterback has been criticized by many.

Tebow is a "great young man," but he’s "not a major league quarterback," said Pro Football Hall of Famer Fran Tarkenton in an interview with Newsmax.

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Over his past three seasons in the NFL, Tebow threw for 2,422 yards, completing nearly 50 percent of his passes and scoring 17 touchdowns, with a cumulative passing rate of 75.3. During the same time period, Tebow has had nine interceptions and been sacked 41 times.

Because of his religious fervor, Tebow was eyed by the Vatican in January to reintroduce ethical values to the scandal-ridden world of sports through a proposed Faith Conference.

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