Quarterback Tim Tebow’s Mile High comeback heroics were flattened when the Denver Broncos signed QB Peyton Manning and subsequently traded Tebow to the New York Jets. He played one year for the Gang Green.
QB Tim Tebow is viewed simply as an icon now. His football efforts for the New York Jets fell far too short of the media-raved expectations.
Tebow was waived by the Jets on Monday, finally asphyxiating his stint with New York’s second favorite team. In 2012, Tebow tallied 32 rush attempts for 102 yards. He was 6-8 passing with 39 total passing yards. He never reached paydirt for the Jets.
HC Rex Ryan simply would not let him play significant time. Hoorahs boasted when Jets QB Mark Sanchez was benched, but Ryan then chose QB Greg McElroy over Tebow.
Tebow was nothing more than a distraction for the Jets. Why acquire one of the most media-hyped players on a struggling team? Just like the quantity of licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop, the world may never know.
His mechanics are whack, and now as a free agent, Tebow’s talents are quite frankly unattractive. His inconsistent passing and failure to pick up rushing yards forced him to his current situation.
The CFL Montreal Alouettes own the CFL rights to Tebow, but the Alouettes are set at the quarterback position. The best NFL fit for Tebow is the New England Patriots. He could develop under HC Bill Belichick, be used in a creative manner, and have no quarterback controversy.
Of course, the Patriots probably won’t bring in the former Florida Gator. Tebow should swallow his pride and play in the Arena Football League. The AFL Orlando Predators offered him a contract back in March, and he should swallow his pride and accept the offer.
The AFL is extremely fast, and he could develop, be the face of a franchise, and receive playing time all at the same time. Orlando is notably in his native state of Florida. It is a seismic step down from the NFL, but Tebow’s playing skills would improve and football IQ would rise.