Is Tim Tebow a Good Fit for the Miami Dolphins?

Chris Trapasso@ChrisTrapassoAnalyst IMay 2, 2013

ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 30: Tim Tebow #15 of the New York Jets warms up before an NFL game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium on December 30, 2012 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
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Tim Tebow and LeBron James in the same city?

According to super agent Drew Rosenhaus, it could happen.


Interesting @rosenhaussports comment Weds on @560wqam: Drew "wouldn't be shocked" if #Dolphins sign @timtebow. Believes Stephen Ross is fan

— Alex Marvez (@alexmarvez) May 2, 2013

Drew pointed to fact #Dolphins haven't publicly denied interest like others. Also mentioned Ross' marketing interests. Time for #Tebowwatch

— Alex Marvez (@alexmarvez) May 2, 2013

South Beach isn't exactly in the heart of Tebowland, but the polarizing quarterback is essentially a football legend in the entire state of Florida.

And we know Dolphins owner Stephen Ross isn't afraid to be courageous—even if it means being a little controversial—with the marketing of his franchise. 

Remember, Miami was on HBO's Hard Knocks last summer despite hiring a new, more subdued head coach in Joe Philbin. 

While the Dolphins have yet to take an official public stance on Tebow, it sounds like there's at least a chance he lands in Miami Gardens.

Would Tebow be a good fit? 

For an upstart team that swung the door of the money vault wide open during free agency, Tebow's draw would definitely be even more of a publicity boost. 

In 2012, the Dolphins had the fourth-lowest average home-game attendance—only the St. Louis Rams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders averaged fewer fans in the seats at home. 

Yes, Tebow would sell tickets in Miami. 

After all, the Dolphins did honor Tebow during halftime of the game against his Denver Broncos in 2011. 

From a schematic standpont, which ultimately should be the most important factor in signing him, Tebow could carve out a niche as a short-yardage Wildcat quarterback. 

Ryan Tannehill appears to be in line for a bright future, therefore, subbing him for Tebow could be seen as a blatant mistake, but the former New York Jets signal-caller—can I call him that?—is a fine power runner and keeping those chains moving is vital in the NFL

Mammoth fullback Jorvorskie Lane is 5'11" and nearly 260 pounds; however, it's hard to call him a short-yardage specialist just yet. 

He carried the ball 13 times for 13 yards last season. 

Obviously, running backs Daniel Thomas and Lamar Miller could and most likely will be given the ball on 3rd-and-short situations, but Tebow at least would pose some threat to throw and can be a bulldozer up the middle. 

He'll create a major stir if he lands anywhere in the NFL, but coming back to his hometown state to play with the Miami Dolphins just might happen.