Fans rip CBS broadcaster Gary Danielson for comparing Auburn QB Bo Nix to Tim Tebow
Former Florida QB Tim Tebow was one of the greatest players ever to play college football, winning the Heisman Trophy and two national titles during his time with the Gators.
Bo Nix is a true freshman who has played well for Auburn so far this season, but still has a lot of room to grow.
On Saturday afternoon’s CBS broadcast of the Florida-Auburn game, commentator Gary Danielson compared Nix to the Florida legend. Now, Danielson didn’t put Nix’s accomplishments on par with Tebow’s accomplishments. It was more of a style of play comparison, but it still didn’t go over well on social media.
As you can imagine, fans were not happy with the comparison, taking to Twitter to voice their displeasure with Danielson:
When Gary Danielson compares a true freshman to Tim Tebow. pic.twitter.com/xbTydruL0y
— Florida Football (@FloridaFootball) October 5, 2019
How much do I have to pay to get Gary Danielson and everyone else that covers SEC games to stop comparing every SEC QB to Tim Tebow?
— W.A. Thompson (@MrGeneralWill) October 5, 2019
— Sports Cast (@thesportscast1) October 5, 2019
Gary Danielson really just compared Bo Nix to Tim Tebow… 🤦🏼♂️
— A Faceless Man (@Bren_No_Stepbro) October 5, 2019
Gary Danielson just compared Bo Nix to Tim Tebow, so we’re officially on mute watch.
— Erin Gaetz (@ErinGaetz) October 5, 2019
In case anyone was wondering why no one likes Gary Danielson as a commentator, he just compared Bo Nix to Tim Tebow.
— Kyle Smith (@GoldenEagleJav) October 5, 2019
Relax, Gary Danielson. Comparing Bo Nix to Tim Tebow is a really bad look.
— Camden (@Camden_Cash) October 5, 2019
Gary Danielson just said “think Tim Tebow” when talking up Bo Nix.
— Joe Mobley (@joemobleyjax) October 5, 2019
Is Tim Tebow the only mobile QB that Gary Danielson has ever seen play? He compares EVERY SINGLE QBs rushing ability to Tebow's. Since Verne Lundquist retired Danielson has proudly taken over as the worst commentator in college football.@CBS #AUvsUF
— My name is Jeff (@Jeeeeeeefff) October 5, 2019
Gary Danielson just said Bo Nix plays like Tim Tebow. Only Gary Danielson, on a play when Bo Nix did NOT rush for a first down, would compare a true freshmen to Tebow. #CmonMan
— PastorShane (@Grove_MS) October 5, 2019
Can Nix be a superstar? Absolutely, but perhaps we should hold off on the Tebow comparisons for a bit.