The speculation -- I'd call it a presumption -- that Tim Tebow would be the cover athlete for EA's NCAA Football 2011 video game may be coming to conclusion.
Per Fowler at the Sentinel, Tebow's agent Jimmy Sexton confirmed that Tebow was doing some promotional work for EA last week. Tebow wouldn't do that unless there was something there.
Last year, in the days leading up to the Draft, EA held an event in NYC for its NCAA Football 2010 cover athletes -- along with other college stars.
Even if Tebow doesn't decide to come to New York for the Draft, if he was going to be on the cover of the EA game, he would definitely come to New York for that promotional event.
I still think he will come to New York for the event -- the context of the Draft has changed so dramatically from even a year ago; the 2nd round is its own event.
Besides: Tebow is THE star of the Draft, wherever he is taken. Even if he doesn't go in the 1st round, his draft status for the 2nd will be the biggest storyline of Thursday night/Friday.
As much as anyone, Team Tebow should realize that Tebow's case is entirely exceptional, in every way -- and that includes a 2nd-rounder/backup QB being a video-game cover star.
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