Tim Tebow Would Be Dangerous on the Philadelphia Eagles

Stephen SheehanCorrespondent IDecember 20, 2012

Tim Tebow would be a big-time threat in Philadelphia's offense.
Tim Tebow would be a big-time threat in Philadelphia's offense.David Welker/Getty Images

The Michael Vick era appears to be over in Philadelphia, and with the Tim Tebow fiasco in New York reaching its newest height, next year should be Tebow Time in the City of Brotherly Love. 

While the Eagles appear to have found a possible long-term solution in rookie Nick Foles, no team or offensive system would fit Tebow's skill set better than Philadelphia. 

Although the Eagles would probably long for a more stable force after enduring the erratic play of Vick, why not replace a talented, dual-threat lefty with another one? 

Tebow certainly doesn't have the wheels that Vick was born with, but in the NFL, where size and speed matter, I'll take a Mack truck over a Ferrari at the QB spot. 

Vick's running ability made him a fantasy star, but his small build and reckless running style made him susceptible to big hits and injuries. 

After a phenomenal comeback campaign in 2010 in which he accounted for 30 total touchdowns and over 3,700 total yards, the former No. 1 overall pick has been a shell of himself. 

Meanwhile, Tebow's career has gone south ever since John Elway took over in Denver. 

Despite leading the Broncos to some miraculous wins, including a playoff victory against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Tebow was shown the door in favor of Peyton Manning this offseason. 

In being acquired by the New York Jets, it seemed Tebow had found the perfect destination for his rough and tough running style.

However, any hope of Tebow excelling in the Jets' ground-and-pound attack was sabotaged by offensive coordinator Tony Sparano and head coach Rex Ryan

Even with the abysmal play of Mark Sanchez, Tebow has never gotten a fair shot at playing time in New York, as he was passed up in favor of Greg McElroy for the starting spot against the San Diego Chargers this Sunday.

So while the ground-and-pound dream died in New York, the high-flying one should materialize in Philly in 2013. 

In New York, Tebow would be forced to throw to guys like Braylon Edwards, Jeff Cumberland and Jeremy Kerley while handing the ball off to plodder Shonne Greene. 

In Philly, the Eagles could take advantage of his deep-ball ability by throwing to a pair of young, speedy wideouts in Jeremy Maclin and DeSean Jackson and turn to LeSean McCoy to carry the rock.

Can you imagine the thought of running the option with Tebow and McCoy? Heck, throw in Bryce Brown on occasion just to mix it up. 

Tebow certainly has a lot of growing to do as a passer. His accuracy still isn't at a level in which he could be a top-10 or even top-12 NFL quarterback.

What he does have is a unique ability to motivate his teammates, a knack for making clutch plays and some rare physical tools that you won't find in many quarterbacks.

Philly wouldn't necessarily have to hand the starting job to Tebow, but bringing him in to battle Foles for the No. 1 spot would benefit both players' development. 

The Eagles have excellent skill players in place, but they need to find a new identity. 

They have the speed and now need the power. 

They need Tim Tebow.