Apparently, the most influential athlete in America is a former 3rd string QB with zero NFL job offers
Tebow, who was most recently the third string quarterback for a team that finished 6-10 and had one of the worst QB groups in the entire NFL, has been named the most influential athlete in America by Forbes.
The criteria, according to Forbes, was "which pro athletes [Americans] believe carry the most influence with the public."
What that means is that Tim Tebow isn't even remotely close to being the most influential athlete in America. He is merely the athlete whom Americans have been conditioned to believe is influential. He is the one who has been shoved down people's throats so much by the mainstream sports media (i.e., ESPN) that people have been trained to believe that he's relevant.
A quick look at the stat sheets would show that he barely even took the field in 2012. Common sense would tell you that both of the teams that he has played for thus far (the Broncos and Jets) don't value him particularly highly. The Dolphins traded him (and a 7th round pick) to the Jets for a 4th rounder and a 6th rounder, less than two years after wasting a 1st round pick on him. A year later, the Jets released him outright.
Clearly he has little to no value to either of those teams, despite the fact that they saw him every day for a year or more.
Now, even though this supposedly "influential" player is a free agent, the only offers he has received are for Lingerie Football League coaching positions and Canadian Football League backup jobs.
Don't let this report fool you. Also, don't let Skip Bayless and the rest of the clowns at ESPN fool you, either.
Tim Tebow has virtually zero influence on the sports world, and his influence on the rest of the country is rapidly approaching zero as well. Give it a little more time, and allow things to finally sink in for the crazed lunatics who think he's capable of being an NFL quarterback, and soon enough Tebow will be just another random piece of NFL trivia.