Tim Tebow has had a rough time of things in the last few years, and fortunes for him have not improved this week after a blow to his career.
Unlike the views of most NFL experts and fans across the country, Tim Tebow still feels like he has something to offer in the NFL.
This is why in the last several months, Tebow has been training the house down in a bid to be ready when he finally gets another NFL call.
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Hoping for a comeback
One of the best ways a former star quarterback like Tebow can make it back into the NFL reckoning is by impressing at league's veteran combine, which has been created so players who struggled to make it in the NFL have a chance to display their skills with a view to earning one last shot at the big time.
But it was revealed on Friday that Tebow has not even been granted an invitation for the huge event. It's true that Tebow didn't request an invitation to the event, but nonetheless his desire not to attend, coupled with the fact that the NFL didn't feel compelled enough to persuade him to come means Tebow's attempted NFL comeback looks as far away as ever.
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"Tim Tebow finally knows how to throw spiral, but he won't get to show off his new skill at the NFL's first-ever veteran combine on March 22 -- because he wasn't invited," CBS Sports reported on Friday.
"The NFL released a list of players who have been invited to the combine on Wednesday and Tebow's name was nowhere to be found."
Is this the end?
This could be the final nail in the coffin for Tebow's career. Some may say it's a shame for the mobile quarterback. After all, he does have a division title and playoff win to his name. It's true that his comeback does not depend on him turning up at the NFL's veteran combine, but this was his best chance to impress scouts. And the fact that he hasn't demanded an invitation just proves that he's never going to be ready to make a comeback.
Despite his undoubted quality as a running quarterback, issues with his pass accuracy have always plagued Tebow, but his new quarterback coach - Tom House - claims that the former Denver Broncos signal caller has sorted out those problems.
"He went from being a little inaccurate and didn't throw a whole lot of spirals, to throwing very accurate and real good at spinning the ball," House told CBS Sports.
Meanwhile, Michael Sam will be one well known player who does turn up after he was invited to the veteran combine, which takes place on March 22.