The List: Possible reasons why Tim Tebow opted out of Sunday's game

YOU try writing five beats a day for three summers. - Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Tim Tebow decided not to participate in Sunday's game against the Chargers. He had some good reasons.

The most polarizing quarterback in the NFL kept on polarizin' today after word got out that he declined to participate in any Wildcat plays on Sunday after being passed over for third-stringer Greg McElroy. But he had a bunch of good reasons, maybe! Here's what some of those might have been.

- God already told him the outcome of the game; who is he to interfere?

- Managed to achieve perfectly-tousled hair; didn't want to ruin it

- Achieved a dangerously high level of swole prior to the game; didn't want to endanger teammates

- Selfless Tebow knew it was McElroy's time to shine

- Just knows how to win

- Obsessed with backpack full of hot dogs that Mark Sanchez brought to the game

- Accidentally booked two dates with different women during game time. Stewardesses!

- Diarrhea

- Demonstrating responsible pet ownership by metaphorically neutering Wildcat

- Noticed Brett Favre wasn't playing this week, either

- Wasn't able to remember what college he attended for "talking head" graphic

- Was too busy trying to figure out why there was sometimes just one set of footprints

- Has secretly been playing through a strained ego for months

- Putting the "sit" back in "Christmas"

- Maybe he's just kind of an asshole

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