Sometime last week, the Broncos somehow became the favorite to draft Tim Tebow. Josh Mcdaniels has made no secret (or is full of crap which happens often at draft time) of his man crush on Tebow. He constantly gushes about Tebows' commitment, leadership, and fire. You can tell he gets a woody every time someone brings up the topic. Let's look at some of the press conference statements made, regarding Tebow in the past week.
"I've always felt like if you've got the time and the patience to work with somebody and you think he has the kind of attributes to help your football team, you can work with that guy and really have something." Gary Kubiak-Texans
"Ball position, footwork, things like that — if a guy has it at his waist and you want to correct something like that, you can, That can be done with some work — footwork things, body position, how he looks over the field." Mike Shanahan-Redskins
“You look at the tape, and the only thing that you can say about the tape that isn't flattering or very impressive is that he dips the ball a hair. He has already fixed that. I think that's something that you can fix through repetition. He's already done it. He proved that at his pro day, Everything else that you're watching on film is accurate: tough, smart, good leader, versatile, can move out of the pocket, can move in the pocket, can run with the ball. This guy scored ... What is he, the third-leading passer all-time and the leading scorer in rushing touchdowns over Herschel Walker? There are so many things that you can say about the kid. Then, to top that all off, he's every bit the person that you read about before you got the chance to meet him. He's very enthusiastic, wants to work hard, smart, bright, one of the smarter players I've ever been around in terms of coming out of college." Josh Mcdaniel's-Broncos
Do I think the Broncos need Tebow?
Might they draft him?
Mcdaniels knows talent when he see's it, and Tebow is the most talented football player in the draft. The kid broke damn near every college record in existence on his way to two National Championship wins. (Yes I know Leak was *Partially* the QB that season but without Tebow they wouldn't have been in the championship).
I look at Tebow and I see a lot of things. Most of all though, I see a weapon. Tebow can play slot receiver, tight-end, scat-back, and man the QB in the "Wild Horses" wildcat offense the Broncos used last season. Knowshon Moreno, when given the opportunity, didn't impress in the formation.
The problem is, I don't see an NFL quarterback. Something about Tebow just doesn't seem like his skills in college will trasition into the NFL. I could see him being a decent backup with unlimited potential, but that's about as far as my hope goes. Either way, if we get Tebow, it sells more tickets in Denver and Pat Bowlen will be happy.
I believe Tebow could come in as a second round pick and easily make a contribution to the team in his rookie season. Mcdaniel's could groom him and Quinn, pick a starter next season, and let Orton walk.
Another possibility is to draft Tebow, and immediately try to move Orton during the draft. A team like the Bills, Vikings, or Steelers (Who may need Big Ben insurance) might be willing to give up a 4th or 5th rounder for him.
Either way we'll know in just 2 days where Tebow will land, if it's in Denver, then welcome, and I hope your not as bad a QB as I think you'll be in the NFL.