Tim Tebow: Denver Broncos Fullback for 2012?

Shea Haney@SheaH4Correspondent IIINovember 9, 2011

OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 06:  Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos is surrounded by the Oakland Raiders defense at O.co Coliseum on November 6, 2011 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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Now, I want all the Tebowmaniacs to take a breath and hear me out on this one.

Tim Tebow, the current starter in Denver, has led the Broncos to a 2-1 record in his three starts this year.  He has done so with less than spectacular statistics.  He is 45 of 97(46 percent) for 536 yards and six touchdowns. He is also the second-leading rusher on the team with 39 carries for 277 yards and a rushing touchdown. That is 7.1 yards per carry, and he is a quarterback! The Broncos need to take advantage of his unique ability to run the ball and move him to the position of fullback.

Everyone has heard the knocks on Tebow’s mechanics and decision-making under center. 

Tim Tebow is listed at 6’3" and 236 pounds. He has solid stature for a quarterback. The Broncos could take this offseason and put ten pounds on him to help with the transition to the new position. This would make him more durable next year as a fullback. 

He could be a two-tool player from that position as well. They could have packages in place that he could throw the ball, similar to last year. However, Tebow would spend the bulk of his time rushing the ball or blocking. 

This would help Denver surprise opposing defenses as well as establish a legitimate rushing attack.

There is no doubting Tebow’s heart and his will to win football games. He plays the game with a passion few players can achieve. The Broncos could use his passion running the ball and blocking the opposition.

The fact remains that his quarterback skills in the NFL are suspect at this point. The Broncos have a viable quarterback in Brady Quinn who has yet to take a regular season snap for them. Next year will be Quinn’s third year in the Denver franchise, and he has not been utilized at all to this point. Quinn is a pocket passer with an above-average arm. 

Having both Quinn and Tebow in the backfield next season could only help the Broncos as they rebuild.

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