2010 NFL Draft: Tim Tebow Draws Strong Interest from Buffalo Bills, Jim Kelly

Robert QuinnCorrespondent IMarch 29, 2010

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 01:  Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Florida Gators stands on the sidelines during the Allstate Sugar Bowl against the Cincinnati Bearcats at the Louisana Superdome on January 1, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Tim Tebow, one of the most highly publicized prospects of this year's NFL draft, is in Buffalo for a visit, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Reportedly, Tebow arrived last night and had dinner with Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly.

Kelly has already made previous statements encouraging the front office to give Tebow the reins to the new Buffalo Bills franchise.

About Trent Edwards, Kelly stated, "I like Trent personally. He works hard. But he's had three years. It's time to find somebody who is the future of the Buffalo Bills. If I'm the owner, that's what I'm thinking."

Kelly's views are much like those of Bills fans around the country, who each season have high hopes and dreams that never become reality.

Buffalo picks at No. 9 overall this season, which is definitely not where Tebow will get drafted, but they do have the No. 41 overall pick in the second round. After an impressive Combine and showing signs of improvement at his Florida pro day, Tebow's stock is rising higher and higher.

Tebow has great arm strength, which would be imperative in the cold and windy Ralph Wilson Stadium, but also has the character and star power to bring Buffalo back to the glory days of the late '80s and early '90s. He also can be effective in the run game and could create a dynamic triple threat with different packages of Tebow, Marshawn Lynch, and Fred Jackson.

Since the loss of Jim Kelly, the team has never really had anyone to put the team on his shoulders or to show enthusiasm. All too well we can see the cold sideline stare of Dick Jauron or the image of J.P. Losman or Drew Bledsoe getting destroyed behind the line of scrimmage.

Drafting Tebow could be the surge of energy the Bills need to get over the hump and become contenders in the AFC East again.

The Bills are at such a sad point in their franchise that drafting Tebow may be the only way to keep fans watching the games. What do you think?