Tim Tebow: Why the QB Should Switch Positions (for Now)

Andrew BaumannContributor IIIMarch 20, 2012

DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 11: Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos is tackled by Chris Conte #47 of the Chicago Bears after getting a first down at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on December 11, 2011 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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Peyton Manning's decision to sign with the Denver Broncos has changed the entire NFL. Now, John Elway and the Broncos are left with the interesting Tim Tebow to trade away to another team. 

Tim Tebow is not a traditional quarterback, and many teams might be afraid to pull the trigger on any trade. A former first-round pick, the Bronco organization would be hesitant to trade him for any small amount. They could end up having to, if interest in Tebow is low. 

Tebow has said, and many Tebow fans have agreed, that he should not switch positions.

It has been Tebow's dream since he was a young boy to be a starting quarterback in the NFL—and he has achieved that dream. In order to continue it, Tebow should look into adding some muscle and letting the Broncos use him at the fullback position.

Tebow could immediately produce as a fullback. He would not be the starter, but would come on the field every so often to shake up the offense. NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal has the New England Patriots ranked fifth on his Tebow Tracker watch list. 

Could you imagine Tebow and Brady running the Wildcat? It would be a sight to behold and an amazing one at that.

I am a fan of Tebow at the quarterback position, and I do think that he has what it takes to succeed in today's NFL. The problem lies with convincing other NFL franchises of this. Sneaking into a needing team under the guise of a role player is how many greats have become great.

For example, Carolina's Steve Smith was drafted low and came in as primarily a kick and punt returner. Today, he is the best wide receiver to ever play for the Panther organization, and has many wondering if he will ever make the Hall of Fame.

Tebow has a similar situation on his hands. If he opens up his options and uses his athleticism in order to convince a team to pull the trigger on him, it will open up his options immensely.

Dexter McCluster is another great player for the Kansas City Chiefs. While he has not turned out 'great' yet, he uses his talent and athleticism to play three roles—wide receiver, running back and punt returner. If McCluster ever becomes great at any of those positions, he can thank his dedication to making sure his portfolio is diverse and well rounded.

Tebow has what it takes to be an NFL All-Pro quarterback, but first, he needs to open the doors for himself.