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Chris Kluwe thinks he and Tim Tebow are in the same boat


Chris Kluwe wrote a piece on Deadspin chronicling his final season with the Minnesota Vikings. He thinks his decision to speak out in support of gay rights was a reason that he was released and hasn’t been given another chance in the NFL. Kluwe said that is something he and Tim Tebow have in common despite having different beliefs.

“As much as we are polar opposites on the things we stand for, Tebow is the exact same way,” Kluwe said on Olbermann, via Pro Football Talk. “There are backup quarterbacks in the NFL right now that Tebow is certainly better than — he could fill a role with a team. But because he brings this other stuff with him, just like I bring my other stuff with me, teams look at it like, ‘We don’t want it. We don’t want players speaking out. We don’t want players doing anything other than football.’”

It is interesting, though most would say Tebow’s inability to throw the ball is the reason he isn’t in the NFL.

Tags: Chris Kluwe Denver Broncos Minnesota Vikings New York Jets Tim Tebow

  • KevVc1

    He’s right. Tebow is no longer in the league because he couldnt play either…

  • Jake

    Kluwe’s inability to kick the ball is the reason he is not in the league. I’m so sick of seeing Kluwe all over the place trying to blame other people for his unemployment. If Jerry Jones was willing to hire bodyguards to babysit Dez Bryant then there are definitely teams out there who would be willing to put up with Kluwe’s activism if he were good enough. The reality his that his talent on the field is not enough to earn him a job. He said himself that his last season was his best season and even then he ranked in among the bottom half of the league’s punters. Even at his best he’s below average.