Jon Gruden's Next Head Coaching Job's First Task: Draft Tim Tebow

Josh MonteroContributor IIOctober 14, 2009

LEXINGTON, KY - SEPTEMBER 26: Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Florida Gators rushes in for a two yard touchdown in the first quarter of the game against the Kentucky Wildcats at Commonwealth Stadium on September 26, 2009 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Former Bucs and Raiders coach Jon Gruden has settled in to his broadcasting job with noticeable reluctance. The former offensive guru has made no effort to conceal the fact that he wants to return to coaching as soon as possible.

In a recent article published in the Orlando Sentinel, he talks about his admiration for Tim Tebow and his commitment to learning the intricacies of the spread offense. 

In an era where the spread offense has become a formidable offensive weapon, it is interesting to learn of coach Gruden's desire to perfect its execution. Gruden speaks so highly of Tebow, that it leads one to believe that if the new coach lands a position in the offseason, he is likely to make a move to acquire college football's greatest warrior to run the Wildcat for him.

With the state of the league and the myriad of underperforming teams that will likely be making coaching changes, it would seem that there will be a warm market ready to receive one of the greatest offensive minds of our time.

The question is, what team will get to Gruden and make him an offer he can't refuse?

The first team that comes to mind is the Oakland Raiders. The team is desperately in need of character at the quarterback position and Tebow might be exactly what's needed to fix the floundering organization's lack of passion and work ethic. The team needs an effective passer who can manage the game and lead the team.

The possibility of Tebow hooking up with his former teammate Louis Murphy from the University of Florida would provide instant chemistry between him and at least one wide receiver. Tebow's ability to stand strong in the pocket and withstand physical punishment might also be a perfect fit for Oakland, until they can fix their nagging offensive line issues.

Tebow's work ethic and passion for the game would be welcome in Oakland for sure.

The fiery personality of Jon Gruden and Tim Tebow would work seamlessly together and instill greatness from everyone in their presence. With Darren McFadden in the backfield, the spread offense would be a perfect fit.

Although it may seem like a reach, I think that this is actually very feasible.

Take the time and read the link for the article from the Orlando Sentinel, before you comment.