Tim Tebow has been the talk of the NFL since taking over as the Denver Broncos' starting QB almost two months ago. He has reeled off five victories in six games, and has shown that he can perform well in late-game situations.
He limits turnovers, and the option offense now employed by the Broncos suits his style of play. While he is only completing a little over 40% of his passes, he has the ability to throw downfield when necessary.
A recent article on SI.com by Kerry J. Byrne points to his efficiency as actually making him a more successful quarterback than most other QBs in the league right now.
It seems that Tebow could be even more effective if he had some more playmakers on offense to compliment his game.
Who are the top five players who we'd love to see join forces with Tebow in Denver?
Perhaps DeSean Jackson would be gruntled again if he could fly away from Philly to get a contract from the Broncos. The Broncos would love to have his big-play ability on offense. Eric Decker has been a revelation this season, but a game-changer like Jackson would kick up the Broncos' passing game to lofty heights.
Jackson would also add some sizzle in the return game for the Broncos. With Tebow under center, the Broncos are very much a field position and possession team. Getting good returns from Jackson would set up Tebow and the offense very nicely.
Willis McGahee has been an exceptional free agent pickup for the Broncos. When he's been on the field, he's run hard and churned out positive yardage each time he's touched the ball. He is in his 30s, but he still plays fast and cuts quickly. He can also break out for long runs occasionally.
Former first-round pick Knowshon Moreno has been a disappointment. I wouldn't be surprised if he's not with the Broncos after this season. He gets nicked up too frequently, and isn't decisive enough with his cuts and acceleration.
The Broncos would love to have another back to compliment Willis McGahee and the mostly-effective Lance Ball.
DeMarco Murray would be a great fit for the Broncos' running attack. He plays strong and fast, and can do many of the things that McGahee does for the team. Tebow would love to have him lining up behind him.
Tall and strong, Packers tight end Jermichael Finley would be a great fit for the evolving Broncos offense. Finley will be a free agent this offseason, and if the Packers can't pony up for him, the Broncos would love to pair him with Tebow.
The Broncos have a couple of decent tight ends in Dante Rosario and Daniel Fells, but they don't have a true threat at the position. With Finley, they could drastically improve their effectiveness, especially in red-zone situations.
Eight-year veteran Earnest Graham would be a perfect fit for the Broncos' throwback rushing attack. He can carry the ball well, and blocks with ferocity.
He'll be a free agent after this season, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers may have other priorities in the offseason. If they don't re-sign him, the Broncos should consider teaming the big fullback with Tebow.
Tebow would appreciate having a bruiser to pick up first downs in short-yardage situations and to plow open holes for running backs (and himself).
With Brandon Lloyd's mid-season departure, the Broncos have a shallow wide receiving corps. Having a wily veteran like Deion Branch to mentor younger guys like Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker would drastically improve the Broncos' passing offense.
Tebow needs to improve his accuracy, and a receiver like Branch could help him as he continues to hone his skills. Branch will be 33 years old soon, and he's at the tail-end of his career, but he can still be a dynamic receiver in the NFL.
The Patriots are not known for being overly-sentimental with older players, so the soon-to-be free agent could find himself on the market in the offseason.
The Broncos would be wise to add him to their stable of receivers, and have him join forces with Tebow.