Jana Duggar and Tim Tebow would be a match made in heaven for the 19 Kids and Counting stars who desperately want to see the eldest daughter married like siblings Jessa and Jill.
As the Inquisitr previously reported, family matchmaker Jim Bob Duggar recently met Tim Tebow's mom at a Loving Choices Pregnancy Centers fundraiser in Arkansas. Pam Tebow has reportedly visited the Duggar family's home, and Jim Bob allegedly wants Pam to help him set her son up with Jana Duggar.
E! News has already dubbed Tim Tebow and Jana Duggar "the perfect couple," and the site has listed five reasons why the former NFL player should date the 19 Kids and Counting star. The reasons include their faith, their vows to abstain from sex until they're married, and their ages. E! points out that many Evangelical Christians get married when they're very young, so it's going to get tougher and tougher for 27-year-old Tim Tebow and 24-year-old Jana Duggar to find suitable mates as the years continue to pass. Unfortunately, the dating pool is already small when you're looking for someone who shares your very specific set of beliefs.
Some guys might be turned off by the idea of courting a Duggar daughter because they attract so much media attention. However, Jana doesn't have to worry about Tim getting scared away by being in the spotlight -- in fact, the former NFL quarterback sought out a media career after his football days were finished. These days he's staying in the public eye by working for ESPN as a college football analyst on the SEC Network. Tebow is also a Good Morning America contributor. With well-paying gigs like this, Jim Bob Duggar definitely wouldn't have to worry about Tim Tebow providing a good life for his daughter.
Unfortunately, there are a few problems with the idea of Jana Duggar and Tim Tebow coupling up. The Duggar daughters all follow strict courtship rules that include chaperones, strict curfews, side hugs only, and bans on kissing. Tebow might be a virgin, but it's very likely that he didn't follow these courtship rules back in 2012 when he dated actress Camilla Belle for two months. In fact, Us Weekly reported that they were spotted kissing and holding hands during their short time together. Tebow might not want to date a girl who isn't willing to get just a little physical before getting hitched.
The recent controversy surrounding the Duggar family's views on gay marriage might also scare Tim Tebow away from dating Jana Duggar. According to USA Today, last year Tebow cancelled an appearance at the Dallas megachurch of Robert Jeffress after the pastor's homophobic remarks caused controversy. Tebow released a statement explaining why he decided to back out of the appearance.
"While I was looking forward to sharing a message of hope and Christ's unconditional love with the faithful members of the historic First Baptist Church of Dallas in April, due to new information that has been brought to my attention, I have decided to cancel my upcoming appearance."
Tebow has refused to voice his views on gay marriage, but the Duggars have not shied away from letting the world know that they're anti-gay marriage. Tebow might feel the same way, but he obviously doesn't want the world to know if he does. He's trying to avoid being a controversial public figure (likely for the sake of his career), and he would open himself up to scrutiny and unwanted questions about his views if he linked himself to the Duggar family.
What do you think? Would Tim Tebow actually consider courting Jana Duggar?