Hey Cleveland, Is Tebow Worth Taking A Chance On?

gary wertmanCorrespondent IFebruary 22, 2010

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 01:  Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Florida Gators throws a pass against the Cincinnati Bearcats during the Allstate Sugar Bowl at the Louisana Superdome on January 1, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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The Cleveland Browns need to find a quarterback. This is not news to anyone who has followed the Browns for the last decade. Tim couch, Kelly Holcomb, Jeff Garcia, Luke McCown, Trent Dilfer, Charlie Frye, Derek Anderson and Brady Quinn have each taken their turn during that time. Now with Mike Holmgren calling the shots for the Browns organization, who will be the next in line to play QB for the Browns?

Unless Cleveland is able to make a deal for a veteran signal caller, Brady Quinn will probably be given another chance. Anderson is due a two million dollar roster bonus and will probably be released in a few days. Holmgren has said very little about Quinn and that could mean he’s studying his options via trade or free agency. It’s my guess that Quinn will be given another year to either prove he has what it takes or to keep the seat warm until a rookie can be groomed for the job.

Enter Tim Tebow. Tebow has a lot of work to do on his mechanics but has all the intangibles you’d want in a QB. Still, a real project even for a QB guru like Holmgren.  With that said, Tebow just might be available when the Browns pick in the third round. So far he’s showed little to think he should go higher though his upside could be tremendous.

If the Browns do decide to draft him, Tebow could sit and learn while working on the flaws in his delivery. Who knows, maybe Quinn will prove he can be a winner at the NFL level. This would allow Tebow even more time to develop. Under the guidance of Holmgren, if his improvement becomes a reality, the Browns will have hit a home run.

I know he has stated he is not coaching, but Eric Mangini has requested Holmgren’s help with the offense.  That in itself is extremely good news for Browns fans. Holmgren just might see some similarities in another left handed QB he worked with years ago, a player by the name of Young. We all know how that turned out.

I’m not saying Tim Tebow will become the next Steve Young but with his leadership qualities, work ethic and competitiveness, he would be worth taking a chance on in the third round.

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