In ESPN Fantasy Football, Tim Tebow Owned More Than Jaguars Starter

Tim Tebow, seen here at Patriots Training Camp in 2013, is surprisingly owned by more ESPN fantasy football teams than Jaguars starting quarterback Chad Henne.
Tim Tebow, seen here at Patriots Training Camp in 2013, is surprisingly owned by more ESPN fantasy football teams than Jaguars starting quarterback Chad Henne.
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“Tebowmania” just won’t go away, at least in the fantasy world.

According to NFL on ESPN, Tim Tebow was owned by 1.3 percent of teams in ESPN’s fantasy leagues as of Tuesday, despite the fact he hasn’t played an NFL game since Dec. 30, 2012.

Surprisingly, he actually beat out an NFL Week 1 starter: Jaguars quarterback Chad Henne, who appears on just 0.8 percent of teams in ESPN leagues.

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The former Broncos and Jets QB signed with the Patriots in June 2013, but was cut at the conclusion of the preseason. He currently works as an analyst for the SEC Network, but has repeatedly stated he is not retired from football.

The 2007 Heisman Trophy winner at the University of Florida has played 35 games in his NFL career, totaling 2,422 yards with 17 touchdowns and nine interceptions, while rushing for 989 yards and 12 touchdowns. He led the Broncos to an AFC West title in 2011 and a Wild Card round win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

In three preseason games with the Pats in 2013, he was 11-for-30 in passing for 145 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions, running for 91 yards and no touchdowns.