NFL Rumors: Power Rankings Potential Trade Destinations for Tim Tebow

T.J. McaloonContributorMarch 21, 2012

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 14:  Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos looks on against the New England Patriots during their AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Gillette Stadium on January 14, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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With Peyton Manning now the Denver Broncos starting quarterback, it looks like last year’s starting quarterback, Tim Tebow, may be on his way out of the Mile High City. 

So the question is, where does Tebow go if Denver is able to move him? 

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, there are a number of teams that are interested in acquiring Tebow. Via ESPN

Teams that have discussed a trade for quarterback Tim Tebow, either internally or with the Denver Broncos, include the Jacksonville Jaguars, Green Bay Packers, Miami Dolphins and New York Jets, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

According to the report, one league source categorized the Jets as "a long shot."

So, who has the best shot at landing Tebow? 

New York Jets

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 01:  Mark Sanchez #6 and Dustin Keller #81 of the New York Jets celebrate a touchdown during a game at Sun Life Stadium on January 1, 2012 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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Like the league source said, Tebow to the Jets is a “long shot.” The Jets just signed quarterback Mark Sanchez to an extension, so bringing in Tebow would be like taking two steps forward and three steps backwards. 

Chance of Tebow going to New York Jets: 10 percent

Green Bay Packers

Green Bay has a loving fanbase, a great team that can surround Tebow and the best chance at winning immediately. However, heading to Green Bay means that Tebow would be the backup to Aaron Rodgers

This wouldn’t be a new role for Tebow, as he was the third-string quarterback on the Broncos behind Kyle Orton and Brady Quinn

If Tebow wanted to go somewhere to start immediately, then heading to Green Bay would be the worst place for him. 

There is absolutely no chance for the fanbase to get behind Tebow, like the fans did in Denver, and there is no need for a new quarterback. 

But, Green Bay does need a backup, since the Packers lost Matt Flynn to free agency. 

Chance of Tebow going to Green Bay: 25 percent

Miami Dolphins

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - OCTOBER 23: Fans of  Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos cheer against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium on October 23, 2011 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
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Miami needs a quarterback, but more so, the Dolphins need something to breathe some life back into this franchise. Their season ticket numbers have dropped to around 30,000, and their attendance last year ranked next to last in the NFL. 

Adding Tebow would give the quarterback a chance to start from day one. Plus, he would have the fanbase behind him to play quarterback no matter what the Dolphins' record may be. 

If Tebow could have the success that he had in Denver, then he would be idolized next to Dan Marino as one of the greatest quarterbacks to have played for the Dolphins. 

Chance of Tebow going to Miami: 75 percent 

Jacksonville Jaguars 

Jacksonville is the leader in the clubhouse for the chance of obtaining Tebow in a trade from Denver. 

The Jaguars passed on Tebow when the quarterback came out of college, and the fanbase responded negatively toward the franchise. Now, they have the opportunity to get Tebow and have him play in front of his hometown fans for eight Sundays every season. 

The Jaguars need someone to bring fans to their stadium, and Tebow would be that person to spike attendance and help the team win games. 

Chance of Tebow going to Jacksonville: 85 percent

As you can tell, the team that Tebow is most likely to suit up for come Week 1 of the NFL season is the Jaguars.