It seems no matter where you go down here in the south, you hear about two things: Football and Tim Tebow. While Tebow is connected with football as much as peanut butter is to jelly, he has become his own topic down in these parts.
Being from Alabama, I am a Crimson Tide fan. Seeing Tebow on the other side of the field is never a good sign for the Tide faithful. Last year in the SEC Title game, the Tide faced the Florida Gators, which saw the Gators and Tebow come out victorious, and eventually led to another National Title for them.
However, this year the nation saw Alabama come out on top in the Tide vs. Gators II. And like the Gators, they also won the National Title.
In any case, Tebow was a major factor in college football. He was a man to be feared, simply because you knew he was going to do certain things you just couldn't stop. So you had to stop every other factor, yet he still would find ways to beat you.
The man is simply amazing, but the problem is that many are saying his game can't work in the NFL. After being considered one of the best college football players of the decade, being a National Champion twice, and being in the top three for the Heisman Trophy three consecutive years, while winning one, can we really say he CAN'T play in the NFL?
I certainly don't think so.
Tebow is doing everything he can to improve so he can play quarterback in the NFL, and that's something many teams respect about him. While some people such as Mel Kiper say that he'd be better at another position such as Fullback or Tight End, Tebow declines playing those positions full time, simply because he is a QB and wants to stay that way.
Is he against working in other positions some? No.
I don't think there are many QBs like him that would decline working in another position for a short while, as long as they go back to the position they desire to play. Micheal Vick played wideout and halfback some during his time with Atlanta, and Donovan McNabb did the same in his time with Philly. But the same thing happened with both, they went back to the position they wanted to play QB.
Tebow is a great football player, he's basically the ATH of the NFL Draftees. The man can do so much to help you win. He's that one athlete you always have to account for on the field. If he is there, you know full well he can beat you. So, yeah, leave him uncovered and see what happens. It's not going to turn out well—trust me on that, ladies and gentleman.
The issue Tebow is facing is that most teams won't take a chance on drafting him as a QB, seeing as he still has a lot of work to do to improve his game and he won't play another position full-time, like many other former college QBs.
Only one team out there would have him play at the QB position from the start, that being Jacksonville. But that is not guaranteed either, seeing as the mayor wants them to draft Tebow. It's possible the head coach and the big wigs upstairs may feel different. And even if they did get him in the draft, why start him right away if he isn't ready?
The best place for him to end up if he wants to be a success in the NFL is the New England Patriots. Some of you may be saying I'm nuts. But pay close attention and you'll get why.
Tom Brady is the current quarterback for the Pats and won't be pushed off the depth chart when Tebow comes in, simply because Brady is one of the best in the league. The Pats need a backup quarterback too, and with Belichick loving players who can be flexible, Tebow is a perfect fit for them.
Some scouts have brought up New England before, but said that Tebow could sit behind the former NFL MVP in Tom Brady and learn. But there is no way the Pats would waste his talents and have him just sit on the bench and play only in games that have a massive lead in the Pats favor.
Billy boy would have him play a ton of positions. At the same time, he'd learn from the veteran Brady. So realistically, by the time Brady retires, which could be in about five to seven years, Tebow would take over. Heck, even if he stays through his contract with the Pats, he'd be able to learn from one of the best in the league. So, when he does leave, he'll have a ton of knowledge on how to play QB in the NFL.
Most scouts believe he is about three years away from starting in the NFL and being successful. So, you add the training in with Tebow also playing other positions off and on, while still being a QB too, the Pats and Tebow will benefit.
He's a great football player and now, all New England really needs to do is find a way to get him. With picks all over the draft board this year, the Pats may be able to get him. He's considered a second-round pick as of now, and some say that Jacksonville may be dumb enough to get him in the first.
If the Pats are smart, they will pick a linebacker in the first round, then trade in a few picks to get a high spot in the second round. It's obvious that after the Jaguars pick, no one else will take Tebow in the first round.
This means that if the Pats trade away a few second round picks, they'll get the top, or one of the top spots where Tebow will fall in their lap.
They would only do this if they really wanted him. Most coaches have claimed to like Tebow and want him on their teams. The thing is that not all of them will take him too high or even use him well. The Pats can use him well, as I explained, because they also need a young back up to Brady.
Why not draft him?
But hey, this is just my opinion on where the former Gator can go. What do you think?