Everyone knows that Chuck Norris is a great American hero. But even heroes have heroes.
It just so happens that Chuck's hero is a former 3rd string NFL quarterback.
Norris apparently has a list of "ultimate clutch players" in the NFL, and he believes Tebow is one of them
"Tebow is a player who rises to the occasion and delivers big in critical moments. He reminds me of myself when I used to compete in martial arts. I would spar with my black belts in class, and sometimes they would outscore me. Yet in the tournaments, I would defeat them. My students used to ask me, 'Why is it that we can contend equally against you in class but can't beat you in the tournaments?' My answer was always the same: 'When it counts, I rise to the occasion.' "
So, does that explain why Tebow sucks so bad in the first three quarters of games? Because the occasion isn't significant enough to warrant his best effort?
While that might work for someone like Chuck Norris, it's not working out quite as well for Tebow, who currently finds himself unemployed.
Norris quoted Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. when discussing why he believes the Jacksonville Jaguars should sign Tebow.
"So let me respectfully challenge [Jaguars owner Shad] Khan to consider these words from Dr. King: 'There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe nor politic nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.' "
I'm not sure Khan's conscience tells him it's right to throw another mediocre QB into the fray, but perhaps hearing such words from Chuck Norris will convince him.