Tim Tebow Released: Where Could His Next NFL Stop Be?
The release of "NFL quarterback" Tim Tebow finally came, according to the New York Post's Brian Costello. Curiously, the New York Jets waited until the Monday after the draft to release their polarizing star, leaving few options for the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner.
My personal opinion?
Tebow will be on a football roster in 2013. No, it won't be in the CFL, where the three-down game requires quarterbacks to throw the football just as much—if not more—than their American counterparts. Tebow clearly doesn't inspire that level of confidence under center, but another NFL team might find a use for him at a different position.
No team has more experience with bizarre personnel fits than the New England Patriots. Bill Belichick has gushed on the record over Tim Tebow's potential, and while the quarterback situation in Foxboro is beyond stable with Tom Brady, Belichick could find another place on the field for the former Jets quarterback.
What about Jacksonville? The Jaguars clearly had no interest in trading for Tebow, but would they bring him in as a free agent, without having to give anything away? GM Dave Caldwell and head coach Gus Bradley didn't draft a quarterback this year (if we're not counting Michigan's Denard Robinson, who technically entered February's combine as a wide receiver). Would the defensive-minded Bradley be willing to emulate John Fox's plan for Tebow from 2011?
And if another team was interested in Tebow, would he consider simply staying home?
When John Elway reportedly asked Tebow whether he preferred landing in Jacksonville or New York, he chose the big-market potential of the Big Apple over the playing time possibilities of Northeast Florida. Tebow might find more lucrative ventures, like the Christian lecture circuit or even a run for public office, if he doesn't get an offer to play quarterback next fall.
Check out my video above and then you tell me: What are your thoughts on Tebow's future? Will another team roll the dice on this guy?
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