By now, you’re probably aware that Tim Tebow was waived by the New York Jets on Monday morning. Now, the quarterback who unintentionally (or perhaps intentionally) brings a media circus to town everywhere he goes is sitting without a team to play for. Assuming mainstream sports media outlets are hitting the nail on the head, there doesn’t seem to be much interest for Tebow. At least, not at the position of quarterback.
According to reports, the Jets were interested in keeping Tebow… if he had interest in making tight end his primary position. But the young quarterback had his say and he apparently doesn’t want to change positions.
I hate to criticize guys who have the talent and ability to make it to the NFL — and especially those who have started and won games as a quarterback. However, Tim Tebow made a huge mistake by leaving Denver. If he genuinely wanted to play QB, learning behind Peyton Manning would have been the greatest blessing in Tebow’s NFL life. I know the Bible has many wonderful things to say about patience as well.
It would seem the greatest thing Tebow could do now is get picked up by a squad such as New England, New Orleans or Green Bay, where he’s guaranteed to be a back up, and where he can learn from the best in the business. If I were Timmy T., and had that 6’3″ and 240 lbs. build, I’d want to go to the other side of the ball and obliterate the quarterbacks who are considered to be so much better than me. But that’s just me.
Back in reality, it seems the only interest any NFL teams have in Tebow is if he’s finally willing to capitulate and learn a different offensive position. If he’s dead-set on remaining a signal-caller, his best bet might be to put the word out north of the border that he wants to develop his skills in the CFL. Even up there, he’ll likely face a difficult road. Contrary to popular belief, quarterback play in the CFL is at a pretty high level and Tebow might not be up to standard.