Tim Tebow: Seattle Seahawks Making Right Decision to Pass on Polarizing QB
That shot can't come in Seattle.
With Matt Flynn off to the Oakland Raiders (h/t Mike Garafolo and Robert Klemko of USA Today), the Seahawks are in need of a backup quarterback. There's plenty of options the team can try, but it has already crossed Tebow off the list, according to Danny O'Neil of The Seattle Times:
There's a prominent name not mentioned in that group, one who has been rumored to be a potential target of Seattle: Tim Tebow. He's not expected to be someone the team pursues as it looks to find a backup to starter Russell Wilson.
O'Neil brings up Seneca Wallace, Tyler Thigpen, Brady Quinn and Matt Leinart as viable backup choices. Any of those four would be far better than Tebow.
Bringing in the former Heisman Trophy winner doesn't make any sense at all.
Well, he would at least fit in with the Seahawks' running scheme. That's about the only positive you can think of in regard to the move.
Along with Tebow would come of the swarm of media and fan attention, which doesn't bring anything but bad vibes. Ask the New York Jets how having ESPN camped out at training camp worked out for them. Then came the documenting/analyzing on ESPN programming of every single move Tebow made.
The first incompletion Russell Wilson throws will have the Tebow fan base calling for his ascension to the starting role.
Of the five, who would be the best backup for the Seahawks?
Barring injury, there's no way Tebow would see the field unless the Seahawks were up about 50 points.
He sat the bench pretty much the entire season he has spent in New York. Unfortunately for the Jets, he's not been bashful with his displeasure over his role with the team.
It was criticism that shouldn't necessarily be aimed at Tebow. It just illustrates, though, that he wouldn't be content with another season of riding the bench.
Even with just one season under his belt, Wilson is much more solidified as the starting quarterback than Mark Sanchez was with the Jets.
Seattle is fresh off a playoff run.
It doesn't need to bring in a backup QB who has a career 75.3 passer rating and only completed 47.9 percent of his passes. Maybe Tebow can truly become a reliable NFL starter. Looking at those numbers, that isn't likely. And it's impossible when he's stuck behind one of the best young passers in the game.
Tebow is a headache the Seahawks simply don't need.
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