Tim Tebow Trade Rumors: Packers, Patriots, Eagles and Teams QB Could Land With

Donald WoodFeatured ColumnistMarch 20, 2012

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 13:  NFL Player Tim Tebow of the Denver Broncos arrives at the premiere of Relativity Media's 'Act Of Valor' held at ArcLight Cinemas on February 13, 2012 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Relativity Media)
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With Peyton Manning agreeing to sign with the Denver Broncos, the team has reportedly put breakout star Tim Tebow on the trade market.

There isn’t a fan in the NFL that doesn’t have an opinion on Tebow and his style of play, but the only opinions that matter know are those of the GMs with the draft picks to deal.

While many people feel Tebow is not a good enough player to warrant a trade, there are some serious contenders in the NFL that would love to take on Tebow as an experiment.


Green Bay Packers

With Packers head coach Mike McCarthy already having an affinity for the young man, Tebow would have to accept the role as long-term backup again in exchange for the education on how to be a real quarterback.

While Tebow would never have a chance to start—unless it was the final game of the regular season and Green Bay had their season locked up—he could learn under one of the best quarterback tutors in the league.

A move to Green Bay would be one that could yield serious results in the future for a team willing to take a risk on him just as the Seahawks have Matt Flynn.


New England Patriots

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 29:  Head coach of the Denver Broncos Josh McDaniels talks with Tim Tebow #15  during a team training session at The Brit Oval on October 29, 2010 in London, England. The Denver Broncos will play the San Francisco 49ers at Wemble
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The team I feel has the inside lane to Tebowmania is the New England Patriots and their offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels. Don’t forget, it was McDaniels that took Tebow in the first round as the head coach of the Denver Broncos.

While Brady is the clear starter until the day he chooses not to be, Tebow would have a chance to learn under one of the best coaches in the game and one of the best quarterbacks.

Tebow’s nature as a good person will allow him to latch onto Brady and learn the ins and outs of the game while correcting all of the problems that plagued his mechanics in 2011 and throughout his career.


Philadelphia Eagles

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - DECEMBER 11:  Quarterback Michael Vick #7 (L) of the Philadelphia Eagles chats with Head Coach Andy Reid (R) against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium on December 11, 2011 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Im
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There may be no better fit in all of the NFL for Tim Tebow than the Philadelphia Eagles. Their history with Andy Reid as quarterback re-inventors is well known, and Tebow fits right into that mold.

Just like Reid took players like Donovan McNabb and Michael Vick and turned them into pocket-passing stars that could run when needed, Tebow needs the same kind of training.

Not only would this be the best spot for the development of Tebow as a pure QB, it’s the kind of project that a mad scientist like Reid would take on in a heartbeat. Add in the departure of Vince Young and a lack of a real backup QB and we just may see Tebow in Philly.


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