Tim Tebow needs to get away from the New York Jets if he wants to have a successful career. Fortunately, there are a number of teams that could use his presence.
The quarterback was obviously not going to play over Peyton Manning with the Denver Broncos this season, so the move east gave him an opportunity to play with only the inconsistent Mark Sanchez ahead of him on the roster.
Unfortunately, the Jets turned out to be a bad fit both on and off the field.
James Walker of ESPN explains why it is important for Tebow to move to another team:
Tebow came to New York with a lot of hype and a unique set of skills. Eleven games in, it’s clear the Jets have no idea what to do with him.
In fact, the Jets have done everything possible -- poor coaching, poor decisions, backbiting players -- to derail Tebow’s career. All the momentum he built during last year’s playoff run with the Denver Broncos has come to a screeching halt.
If Tebow is traded or released, these teams would provide a better opportunity for the popular player.
This would be the most obvious pairing between a player and a team in the NFL.
Jacksonville is starting to increase attendance this year after a few new initiatives, including allowing fans to bring food into the stadium, but they are still only No. 22 in the NFL, according to ESPN.
Tim Tebow is a hometown hero after growing up in Jacksonville and being a part of two national championship teams at the University of Florida.
He would instantly increase ticket sales and revenue from merchandise more than any other team in the league.
In addition, there is also an opportunity for playing time on the struggling team. Former first-round pick Blaine Gabbert recently lost his job to Chad Henne, so there is still an opening for a long-term starter at the position.
Tebow would be able to play immediately, and it would be his best opportunity for a future with one organization.
Kansas City Chiefs
That leaves an opening for a starting job, and Tebow could be a solid fit.
As much as his accuracy leaves a lot to be desired, he does not often turn the ball over. In 33 career games, he has only thrown nine interceptions.
This will allow the talented skill players on the Chiefs offense to move the football and hopefully get into the end zone. Jamaal Charles, Dwayne Bowe, Dexter McCluster and Jon Baldwin are all very talented young players that could be a part of a solid offense for years to come.
In addition, Kansas City runs the ball more than all but three teams in the NFL. Considering that this team is usually trailing, this is quite an accomplishment.
The offensive strategy will allow Tebow to do what he does best. He can run the ball, and then beat defenses over the top when they stack the line of scrimmage.
Things certainly cannot get much worse in Kansas City.
New England Patriots
The Patriots obviously have Tom Brady, so there is no potential to start. However, this could still be a good match.
Tebow has the ultimate team attitude, which fits in perfectly with the culture in New England.
Also, Bill Belichick has a history of being creative with his roster, using receivers as running backs and even defensive backs. He could certainly find a home for Tebow and use him to his full potential.
This would additionally be a reunion between Tebow and the coach who drafted him: Josh McDaniels. The current offensive coordinator of the Patriots obviously saw something he liked out of the quarterback from the beginning, so he should be able to find a role for him on his new team.
Tebow rushed for 93 yards and two touchdowns against the Patriots last season, so the team has seen what he can do up close.
If he is ever going to succeed in an alternative role in the NFL, New England is where it will happen.