New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow has failed to succeed with his new team, being relegated to gimmick duties instead of making meaningful contributions.
Luckily for Tebow, there are a few teams out there that could correctly parlay his versatile skill set and allow him to become a successful NFL quarterback along with continuing to be an effective running option as well.
When Tebow has actually seen time at quarterback he has not been horrible. Last season he appeared in 14 games with the Denver Broncos, throwing for 1,729 yards 12 touchdowns and six interceptions while adding 660 yards and six touchdowns rushing the football.
Tebow was traded to New York this offseason and has appeared as a punt protector and sporadically as a running option at the quarterback position. It's unlikely the Jets let Tebow go via trade or free agency any time soon, but let's examine three teams that would allow him to flourish as a quarterback.
The Dolphins are the team that made the Wildcat formation popular in the NFL, and Tebow is the perfect candidate to orchestrate it. While Miami doesn't use it as much anymore, it would be an effective option with Tebow at quarterback.
While the Dolphins do not have a legitimate receiver to speak of currently, a dual-rushing threat with Tebow and Reggie Bush would be difficult to stop for opposing defenses and could potentially open up wide passing lanes.
Florida is also Tebow's home, so he would flourish mentally as well close to his family, and the Dolphins likely wouldn't mind having the adding revenue.
As of now Ryan Tannehill is the future in Miami, but Tebow could provide him with some competition and provide a spark when needed.
While it's still early, the Titans have seemingly failed to find a franchise quarterback in Jake Locker. With veteran Matt Hasselbeck likely on his way out, obtaining Tebow would be a smart move and it would benefit Tebow in a big way.
Which team would benefit Tebow the most?
Combining Tebow's rushing ability with that of Chris Johnson's could rejuvenate both of their careers respectively. Receivers Kenny Britt and Kendall Wright, along with tight end Jared Cook, are great options for Tebow that would see plenty of opportunities with opposing defenses focused on the run.
At the very least Tebow could provide some competition for Locker, but a safe bet would be Tebow eventually taking the starting gig from him and thriving with the variety of offensive weapons at his disposal.
Reid's job may hang in the balance of his upcoming quarterback decision, but he could save it with ease if he managed to swing a trade for Tebow.
Tebow could take the reins in Philadelphia with more talent than he has every played with before. LeSean McCoy is one of the best running backs in the league, and Tebow has never played with receivers as talented as DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin.
Reid is known as a quarterback guru, and Tebow would thrive under his guidance. The Eagles have nothing else to lose at this point, and Tebow would could turn things around in a hurry in Philadelphia.