5 NFL Teams Ready for Tebow Time

Marcelo VillaFeatured Columnist IIIJanuary 24, 2012

5 NFL Teams Ready for Tebow Time

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    Even with Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos making an early exit from the postseason, Tebow talk is now stronger than ever with the speculation of a possible quarterback change in Denver.

    Tebow has shown he can win in the NFL, but maybe he needs the right team suited to his strengths to go deep in the playoffs. Here are five NFL teams desperate for a quarterback and ready for Tebow Time.

1. Jacksonville Jaguars

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    Jacksonville Jaguars fans found out fairly quick that first-round draft pick Blaine Gabbert is not the quarterback of the future. The rookie spent most of the season on his back with 40 sacks and only managed to complete 50.8 percent of his passes.

    The Jaguars offense heavily relies on the running game and its feature running back in Maurice Jones-Drew. Tebow's greatest asset is his ability to rush for tough yardage and win the battle in time of possession.

    A rushing duo of Tebow and Jones-Drew would be a nightmare for defenses as they would attempt to bring down two of the strongest runners in the NFL. Tebow's presence in Jacksonville would also benefit the financial well-being of the franchise. Fans love his can-do attitude and the attention he brings to a team.

    The Jaguars franchise need to go big this offseason if it wants to turn this franchise around, and Tebow could very well be the answer.

2. Seattle Seahawks

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    When Pete Carroll was hired to become the head coach of the Seattle Seahawks, it was expected that he would become the immediate savior of one of the league's struggling franchises. With consecutive 7-9 seasons and an absolute mess at the quarterback position, it's safe to say Carroll has come short of those expectations.

    In his college years at the University of Florida, Tebow performed well under the guidance of one of the best coaches in college football in Urban Meyer. Like Meyer, Carroll has a similar coaching style in the sense that he develops close relationships with his players, as well as boosts their confidence on the field.

    Tebow and Carroll could be a winning combination in Seattle if given the chance.

3. Washington Redskins

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    Both Rex Grossman and John Beck have failed to deliver in Washington, and now head coach Mike Shanahan is beginning to feel the pressure of the hot seat. The pro-style offense of the Washington Redskins may not fit Tebow's strengths, but the 24-year-old has shown he's willing to work hard to improve.

    The Redskins will be desperate for quarterback help in the upcoming draft and the offseason, but if players are scarce, then why not take a chance on Tebow?

4. Miami Dolphins

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    Tebow taking his talents to South Beach may not be as crazy of an idea as you might expect. Miami quarterbacks Matt Moore and Chad Henne were literally booed by their own fans at the start of the season, and the Miami Dolphins have once again found themselves with a losing record.

    Ideally, the Dolphins should be looking to get a quarterback in this year's draft, but if marquee players like Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III are off the board by selection time, then Miami may need to look for help elsewhere.

    Tebow returning home near his alma mater may be an uplifting experience for the young quarterback and bode well for his development. Playing with a big name wide receiver like Brandon Marshall wouldn't hurt either.

5. Minnesota Vikings

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    The Donovan McNabb project was a big failure in Minnesota, which is why the Christian Ponder era started earlier than planned, but the rookie quarterback hasn't proven himself to be a solid starter for years to come. Reuniting Tebow with his old college teammate Percy Harvin may be a good move for the Minnesota Vikings.

    Together, Tebow and Harvin led the Florida Gators to glory combining determination with blazing speed. At the very least, Tebow could push Ponder to compete for the starting position. The bottom line is that the Vikings need a quarterback to complement Adrian Peterson.

    Handing the ball off to Peterson more than 30 times a game is going to wear him out and make him susceptible to injuries like the one he suffered at the end of this season. Tebow and Peterson could split the carries and still be successful running the ball.