Tim Tebow's NFL Woes: Why He Should Stay in Florida

Bleacher ReportAnalyst IDecember 31, 2008

If you read this article's headline closely, then you will notice that I said that Tim Tebow should stay in Florida, not with Florida. Not that I want to see Tebow leave the Gators (although that would make it easier on my LSU Tigers), I'm just stating that when Tebow is drafted, he should be drafted by an NFL team in the friendly confines of his home state of Florida.

Why, you may ask?

Well, I think that most of us will agree that Tim Tebow is not your typical NFL quarterback. ESPN's Todd McShay has said that if Tebow were to forego his senior season and head to the NFL, he would be drafted in the third or fourth round.

Pretty long fall for a Heisman Trophy winner as a sophomore and finalist as a junior.

NFL scouts don't think that Tebow would be a good passer and think that after his future NFL team used his as a passer, they would eventually transfer him to a back or tight end.

That is precisely why the Miami Dolphins should draft Tim Tebow when he becomes available.

Now, let's create a scenario, shall we.

Tebow leaves the Gators after they win the national championship game, the Dolphins draft him in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Chad Pennington is the starting quarterback, so Tebow is converted to fullback/halfback/tight end, pick anything that you want out of there.

Now, imagine Tebow and Ronnie Brown along with whoever else running the Wildcat, well Wild Dolphin, offense. Tebow and Brown are both legitimate threats at throwing the ball or running with it and line both of them up side by side in the shotgun and you can snap it to either one and have an entire playbook of options for either one of them.

Could you imagine Brown taking the snap, handing to Tebow, who fakes a throw and then pitches it to Pennington on a reverse, who would then throw it downfield? Or you could use Tebow as the passer; he has had a lot more experience at passing than Brown has. They would have everyone fooled.

Maybe I'm way out in left field with this article, but I just thought that I'd share it with all of you Dolphin and Gator fans and see what ya'll thought. Have at it.


Joshua Joffrion write Tigers Town, a blog dedicated to the LSU Fightin' Tigers at http://www.tigerstown.com, he also hosts a podcast, The Talk In Tigers Town on that site.