It’s no wonder the story has gained so much following, Tebow being one of college football’s most likable and popular stars in recent memory. It can be hard to accept the tale’s hero failing in his quest.
In Tebow’s case, that quest was a role as starting quarterback in the NFL.
Since Tim left the Florida Gators, a two-time national champion (2006 & 2008), talk has been back and forth regarding his future as an NFL quarterback.
It’s no secret that Tebow has an unconventional style of playing the QB position. He is big, strong, and has a run first, throw second mentality. With a slower than average release throwing motion and struggles with accuracy, Tebow doubters had reason for concern. On the other hand, his in-game play was impressive at times and he showed glimpses of magic he displayed in college.
A big contributor to the Tebow situation is the split between the fans. There are some who don’t believe Tebow is the answer, future-wise, but some who believe he should be given a chance to prove himself before pulling the plug.
Because Tebow jersey sales set records for an NFL quarterback draftee, clearly, there are many at least curious as to how Tebow will fare.
The Broncos have not openly shared a lack of confidence in Tebow, but allowing Brady Quinn the majority of the back-up snaps, they sure aren’t showing any confidence through actions.
Team reps have confirmed the Broncos will continue to develop Tebow as a quarterback, further extending the life of this Tebow saga.
A minority of analysts believe the best thing for Tebow would be to try a new position, such as fullback or tight end.
I’m of the opinion that Tebow’s best chance is in a system that values a mobile quarterback. Those teams are few and far between.
Miami comes to mind and maybe even Cincinnati.
- Trade-or-release talk surfaces for Tebow (profootballtalk.nbcsports.com)
- Tim Tebow: Why Broncos Must End Tebow Saga for Good (bleacherreport.com)