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Despite some confusion, the Texans are not signing Tim Tebow

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What could make an already big day in the NFL even bigger? Tim Tebow!

That’s what the folks at ESPN figured when they threw Tebow into the mix in a segment on today’s NFL Live. The segment was called “Overreaction Monday,” and it was intended to be a discussion of some over-the-top news items that could happen, but didn’t actually happen. One of those things was the quarterback-needy Texans signing Tebow.

The only problem was the ESPN illustrated the segment with what looked like a real breaking news graphic, and some people saw it and thought it was an actual breaking news update, and not just a discussion of a hypothetical. People were freaking out on Twitter, and some members of the media even bought it.

Tebow wants to come back to the NFL and may participate in the veteran combine to show teams what he can do. But the reality is, Tebow is still the same guy he was when he couldn’t find a job in the 2013 or 2014 seasons. A team is going to have to get extremely desperate at the quarterback position to sign Tebow, and the Texans aren’t that desperate. At least not yet.