Tim Tebow News and Rumors Following Release from Jets
After being released from the New York Jets on April 29 following the selection of Geno Smith in the 2013 NFL draft, Tim Tebow finds himself without a place to call home as the NFL begins to prep for the 2013 NFL season.
One consistent storyline you'll come across when looking into Tebow's future in the NFL is a potential position change, but Tebow seems to be sticking to his guns in terms of remaining at the quarterback position.
There's always plenty of news on Tebow, but I've sifted through the rubble to bring you the most relevant football-related updates and rumors for the former Jets quarterback.
Dolphins No-Takers on Timmy
There were rumblings that the Miami Dolphins were interested in acquiring the former Florida quarterback, but Omar Kelly dispelled those notions in his latest update for the Sun-Sentinel.
According to Kelly, rumors that Tebow worked out with the Dolphins on Thursday are false, as are any rumor that he took a physical with the team.
Fox Sports' NFL Twitter account confirmed Kelly's report.
Despite internet rumors, nothing between Tim Tebow and the Dolphins appears imminent: bit.ly/10v5bV0— NFL on FOX (@NFLONFOX) May 2, 2013
Call me crazy, but I actually like the idea of Tebow in Miami. He's a Florida guy, would boost ticket sales for the Dolphins and could actually see some time playing behind Ryan Tannehill, who threw 13 interceptions and 12 touchdowns while completing just 58 percent of his passes in 2012.
I'm not saying the 'Fins have to use him under center as a quarterback, but I think we all can agree that Tebow excels at finding holes with the ball in his hands and is the type of runner who can move the pile and advance the chains.
Tebow Doesn't Even Have QB Value in the CFL
Those are the words of Hall of Famer Warren Moon, according to ESPN:
You have to be able to throw the ball up there, if anything. They throw the ball a lot. It's only three downs, so the passing game is much more important up there, and there's a lot more field to cover.
If you can't throw the football, it doesn't matter where you play quarterback. You have to be able to throw it. That's his biggest problem, just being able to complete passes, be an accurate passer. I think he's a really good athlete playing the position, but I don't think that's enough sometimes.
Since being released from the Jets, the CFL has become a popularly speculated landing spot for Tebow, and ESPN's SportsCenter Twitter account is even reporting that Tebow has received an offer to play.
The Omaha Beef (indoor football) are offering Tim Tebow a contract. Current Beef QB James McNear: "I think Tim can learn a lot from me."— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 30, 2013
I don't necessarily agree with Moon, because I don't think Tebow has been given a full opportunity to showcase his passing abilities.
Am I saying that he's a great passer? Absolutely not.
What I am saying is that there's not enough NFL evidence of Tebow's throwing "issues" to deem him as a player who can't pass in the NFL.
T-Squared Beginning to Wise Up?
Tebow's NFL career has been anything but a success. While that's not necessarily all his fault, it sounds like he's finally realizing that he's not worthy of a starting gig in the NFL right now.
Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports tweeted that Tebow is seeking a great coach and quarterback to learn under.
Tiny bit #Tebow news: he'd like to go where he can sit, learn behind great QB & coach. New Orleans would be perfect, for example.— Jason Cole (@JasonColeYahoo) May 2, 2013
The Saints definitely would make sense, as would a team like the New England Patriots or a return to the Denver Broncos, but I just don't see that happening unless a team plans to use him as a tight end or in the backfield as a running back.
The NFL Job That Could Have Been
Tim Tebow could still be training for the upcoming NFL season with a pro franchise had he just agreed to change his position, according to NFL.com's Chris Wesseling:
League sources told the New York Post on Monday that the few teams interested in Tebow would only consider a trade if he was open to playing tight end as his primary position. According to the Post, Tebow isn't ready to entertain the possibility of a switch.
Adam Schefter of ESPN also tweeted the same story on April 29.
Jets had granted Tim Tebow permission this off-season to seek a trade. More than one team asked if were willing to play TE, but he was not.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 29, 2013
I understand the stubbornness in not wanting to give up your primary position and proving the doubters wrong, but at the end of the day, employment is more important. Tebow is a heck of an athlete and probably should give in to the tight end talk if he wants to continue playing in the NFL.
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