Tim Tebow at Wide Receiver: Why This Is His Best Shot at NFL Success

Matt KingFeatured ColumnistSeptember 18, 2011

GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 01:  Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos during the preseason NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on September 1, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona.  The Cardinals defeated the Broncos 26-7.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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With the Broncos hurting at wide receiver this Sunday, they turned to the one man they knew could save them: Tim Tebow.

Yes, that's right, Tim Tebow is seeing some playing time today for Denver, but not in the way that Broncos fans had imagined. He'll be playing wideout.

This may seem like a crazy and desperate move for Denver, but the reality of the situation is that this may be the best thing for both Tebow and the Broncos.

Let's face facts: Tebow was never going to be an NFL quarterback. No matter what his fans have said, he just didn't have the skill set to play the most difficult position at the highest level of football. His mechanics aren't there, his arm strength isn't there and he doesn't make the right reads.

Don't get me wrong, I love Tebow. He's a gamer. He's got the heart of a champion. He's a leader of men. He's just not a quarterback.

Which is why today is so interesting. Scouts have always said that Tebow didn't belong as a QB in the NFL, but that he might have a future as a wide receiver or a TE.

Tebow has got speed. We've seen that time and time again when he actually does get into the game. He can make plays with his legs. We've seen that he can block. We have always wondered what he could do as a WR, now we actually get an answer to that question.

It's not ideal that he just gets thrown out there. He hasn't had much practice, if any, as a WR, but who knows? If Tebow makes a couple of plays, gets a big catch here and there, Denver fans may finally stop talking about him as a quarterback and start looking at a more viable future, with Tebow as a wideout.

He should be thanking his lucky stars that he's getting this opportunity today. Let's hope he makes the most out of it.