5 NFL Teams That Should Seriously Consider Trading for Tim Tebow
Tim Tebow and the New York Jets may not be a match made in heaven.
After he amassed only five yards on 11 carries in his debut with the team, there is already speculation from a source speaking to Gary Myers of The New York Daily News that Tebow may want to move on after the season ends.
This immediately raises the question: Which teams should be looking to acquire Tebow's services?
There are in fact franchises where he would fit in with, a number of them clearly better matches than the Big Apple.
Let's look at five teams that should seriously consider trading for Tebow.
5. Miami Dolphins
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The Miami Dolphins QB situation is...unstable.
Ryan Tannehill has a hold on the job for now, and as the future of the franchise, it is crucial that he maintains that status all season and develops properly.
However, the Dolphins are notoriously short on weapons, and Tebow is certainly a weapon.
Miami is a franchise that has used the Wildcat formation before, a formation perfectly suited to Tebow's skill set.
What would be different from his current situation in New York? Perhaps more opportunities and more packages that utilize his abilities.
Tebow may realize that few teams are going to offer him a starting job right now, and Miami could provide a landing spot with more chances to get on the field.
4. Green Bay Packers
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The Green Bay Packers are desperate to establish a running game.
They are also a team with zero question marks at QB, and perhaps that would make the acquisition of Tebow all the less risky.
Green Bay has an elite quarterback in place in Aaron Rodgers. Having Rodgers ensures that no "will they/won't they" questions will ever arise about starting any backup.
This fact would allow Tebow to be utilized in the running game and be a nice complement to an offense that is looking for any answers to the rushing yards question.
The Packers may not be the best landing spot for Tebow, but they should at least consider what kind of dimension his services could add to their offense.
3. New England Patriots
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The New England Patriots track record with off-the-wall signings has been somewhat blown out of proportion.
While head coach Bill Belichick has found success with some guys, there have been just as many failures.
For every Randy Moss there is an Albert Haynesworth, and for every Corey Dillon there is a Chad Ochocinco.
However, why not try Tim Tebow?
The Patriots are never afraid to see if they can make a player fit within their system, and Tebow gives that "element of surprise" and added versatility that Belichick loves.
It's a long shot, and the Jets would likely never trade Tebow within the division, but that doesn't mean the Patriots shouldn't inquire and find out the asking price (assuming there is one).
2. Arizona Cardinals
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The Arizona Cardinals did not have a winner of the quarterback battle this preseason between Kevin Kolb and John Skelton. Instead they had a "wasn't quite as bad as the other guy" scenario.
Arizona did manage to win in Week 1, and Kolb was even mildly impressive in relief of an injured Skelton, but this is clearly a volatile situation that is going to struggle all season.
Neither QB adds a dynamic presence to the offense, and beyond the hype, intrigue and sheer presence that Tim Tebow could add to this team is something else: rushing yards.
Tebow, for all his throwing criticisms, is a valuable asset on the ground, and Arizona managed a paltry 43 yards rushing in Week 1.
The Denver Broncos ranked first in rushing yards last season, and Tebow could boost the Cardinals' rushing game to a similar effect if he found himself in a starting role.
If Kolb maintains consistently good play this becomes a moot point, but who actually believes that will happen?
1. Jacksonville Jaguars
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Ah yes, the team that Tebow scorned.
Sure, the Jacksonville Jaguars may have been passed over by Tebow in favor of the New York Jets this offseason, but that doesn't mean he would fit in any less on the roster.
Playing in his hometown would have obvious financial benefits for the franchise, from ticket sales, to jersey sales, to increased exposure and publicity.
These aspects of a trade would be vitally important to a small-market team constantly fighting to stay relevant.
Plus, Blaine Gabbert has not had the most amazing start to his young career. Granted, he has looked good in the preseason and Week 1, but that is a small sample size when compared to last season.
Like Kolb, Gabbert may continue to impress, but the Jaguars are the team that absolutely must consider trading for Tebow.