Buried at the end of Jim Thomas’ column in the St. Louis Patch-Dispatch about the Rams’ rookie kicker Greg Zuerlein and rookie punter Johnny Hekker is a nugget that sadly sums up Tim Tebow’s season.
Here it is in all of its sad glory.
An added bonus from Hekker was his prowess on trick plays. As Zuerlein’s holder, he threw a touchdown pass in the first Seattle game. He also completed two passes on fake punts Nov. 11 in San Francisco, helping the Rams earn a 24-24 overtime tie.
“It was awesome,” Hekker said. “Being a specialist, you love to contribute any way that you can. And me being able to throw the ball, as an old quarterback it’s kind of like reliving the glory days.”
In the believe-it-or-not category, Hekker’s 42 yards passing on three completions in three attempts gave him more passing yards this season than Tim Tebow, who completed six of eight for 39 yards for the New York Jets.
“Oh man, I feel bad for Tim Tebow to be honest,” Hekker said.
We do too, Johnny. We do too.