NFL Betting Breakdown…Strange Tales of RG3, Johnny Football and Tim Tebow!

Posted by Daniel Strum on August 25, 2015 in

What a difference a year can make, huh NFL betting buffs? At this time one year ago, the Washington Redskins were hoping that ‘franchise’ quarterback Robert Griffin III could regain the form he displayed during his stellar rookie season two years prior.

Johnny Manziel Money

Johnny Manziel was a flashy, money sign-flashing, rookie that was in the process off starting his NFL career while pissing off his own teammates and numerous opponents across the league.Last but not least, former Broncos and Jets signal-caller Tim Tebow was working on his second straight season out of the league after failing in his tryout with the New England Patriots.

Now, one year later, things have changed significantly for all three quarterbacks. This fun-filled look at all three signal-callers and how their performances this season could affect their respective teams over the course of the quickly approaching 2015 NFL regular season will both inform and entertain.

With all of that said, let’s get started.

Robert Griffin III

RGIII Concussion

I hate to admit it, but after watching RG3 go down with a concussion in Washington’s Week 2 preseason win over Detroit on Thursday, my first thought was, ‘Jeez, RG3 is going to end up as a bust.’ I could be wrong, but if I were a betting man, I’d wager on Griffin III never fulfilling his vast potential, mostly because he can’t avoid injuries – or hard shots from opposing defenders.


I keep trying to give Griffin III the benefit of the doubt, but I have to admit that my faith in the former Baylor superstar has not only waned, but nearly vanished as he get sets for his fourth season in the NFL. My patience with Griffin III is wearing thin and I suspect his time in Washington could be short if he doesn’t start duplicating his standout rookie season, like yesterday.

Johnny Manziel

Johnny Manziel Browns Rookie

When it comes to former Texas A&M star Johnny Manziel, his turnaround from his rookie season to today has been nothing short of astounding. After entering the league last season as a trash-talking, virtual walking billboard that screamed ‘look at me’ Manziel has clearly been humbled and now looks like the prized talent the Browns were hoping he’d become when they drafted him a year ago.

Johnny Football

Manziel has looked very good through Cleveland’s two preseason games and looks like he could be ready to supplant veteran Josh McCown at some point this season, if not winning the job outright to start the regular season.

Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow Broncos

The polarizing Tim Tebow was a first round pick of the Denver Broncos (25th overall) that was discarded in favor of the legendary Peyton Manning after going 8-6  in two seasons with the Broncos and leading Denver to a stunning 29-23 upset playoff victory over Pittsburgh in which he tossed two touchdowns passé and rushed for another.

Tim Tebow Jets

After getting traded to the New York Jets and rarely playing in his lone season in the Big Apple, Tebow suddenly found himself out of the league following the 2012 season. After a failed tryout with the New England Patriots, in 2013, Tebow’s chances of ever suiting up for an NFL team looked to be completely exhausted.

Tim Tebow Eagles


Then, a funny thing happened. Philadelphia Eagles’ head coach Chip Kelly got the bright idea of giving Tebow another chance to make it in the NFL. The good news for the former Florida Heisman Trophy winner is that he has looked very good for Philly in the preseason and has reportedly secured a regular season roster spot.

Colt McCoy Redskins

Call me crazy, but I don’t think many people could have predicted the series of events surrounding this polarizing trio of quarterbacks. Now, moving forward, if RG3 isn’t the answer, the Washington Redskins will likely have to re-start their search for a franchise quarterback as both, Kirk Cousins and Colt McCoy both look like inconsistent career backups.

Josh McCown and Manziel

If Johnny Manziel unseats Josh McCown, Cleveland could become far more dynamic offensively while Tim Tebow’s presence in Philly means the Birds could become consistent two-point converters.

If you’re an NFL betting enthusiast, I’m advising you to keep an eye on the happenings of all three polarizing quarterbacks.