Why the Denver Broncos Should Trade Tim Tebow and Where He Should Go
The Broncos, John Elway and John Fox are not sold on the poor-throwing, run-first Tebow. If they keep him, then that will severely affect how they have to approach the 2012 NFL draft. In keeping Tebow, they would need to draft a backup running quarterback and offensive linemen who played the option in college. They will need to go all in on the college-style offense that no one in the pros uses.
Three years ago, the Wildcat offense was all the rage. Two years ago, teams had studied how to stop it in the offseason and effectively shut it down. Now, no one runs the Wildcat.
The same will be true of Tim Tebow. Once teams get to study the Tebow offense, they will be able to stop it with ease dropping Tebow's 48 percent completion rate to who knows how low.
I don't hate Tim Tebow. I think he WAS a great quarterback in college. Just like other scrambling quarterbacks: Eric Crouch, Tommy Frazier, Pat White, Dennis Dixon, Seneca Wallace and Vince Young. Those guys were all amazing at the college level and none of them are starters in the NFL. And that is exactly where Tim Tebow is headed—the bench, the CFL or completely out of football unless some team that loves him trades for him. Some people will argue and say I'm wrong. Hopefully, for Tebow, some NFL GMs will think I'm wrong, too.
My favorite trade scenario is this...
If the Rams Get the No. 1 Pick in the Draft...
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Everyone is saying Andrew Luck is the biggest can't-miss draft choice in the last decade. The Rams would have no choice but to take him.
Bradford's stock has dropped a little due to being injured parts of the last three seasons. Even still, he is much more of the type of quarterback that John Elway would want on the Broncos. A gun-slinger with a huge arm. The Broncos fans might not like this, this week, but the organization sure would.
So, then the Broncos trade Tim Tebow to...
Tebow Traded to the Jacksonville Jaguars
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Tebow to the Jags makes sense. Tebow Mania has been alive and well in Florida for years. Jacksonville wanted to pick Tebow in the draft but the Broncos inexplicably picked Tebow in the first round beating them to it. The Broncos do not want Tebow and the Jags do. Perfection. If a running, option-based offense could ever work in the NFL, doubtful, there's almost no one better to try it with other than superstar running back Maurice Jones-Drew.
Blaine Gabbert isn't really working out in Jacksonville, which is why the Jags could then trade him to...
Blaine Gabbert Traded to the Indianapolis Colts
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If the Colts win this Sunday, they will lose the No. 1 pick in the 2012 NFL draft and presumably Andrew Luck. Even if Peyton Manning comes back next year, it's clear the Colts need a decent backup quarterback and a plan for the future.
Blaine Gabbert has been shaky as a rookie in Jacksonville which is completely understandable. Not everyone is ready to be a starter in the NFL in their first year. So it'd be perfect for him to go and sit behind Peyton Manning for however long Manning has left. That way, the Colts have a pretty good prospect for the future who first gets to learn from future Hall of Famer Peyton Manning.
How Andrew Luck and the NFL Draft Help Tim Tebow Get Traded
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So, there you go. A nice, clean, four-team trade that makes sense for everyone.
The Colts win this weekend giving the Rams the No. 1 pick in the draft.
The Rams draft Andrew Luck.
The Rams then trade Sam Bradford to the Broncos.
The Broncos trade Tim Tebow to the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Jaguars trade Blaine Gabbert to the Colts.
The Colts send picks or players to the Rams.
Now all the Colts have to do is beat the Jags this weekend...