(Note to TebowNation: This is not my chance to make fun of Tim, but to give honest assessment of where he goes from here.)
Things have changed a lot for Tim Tebow in the past year. About a year ago at this time, he was leading the Broncos to an upset playoff win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. 12 months later, he has wallowed on the bench for the New York Jets, and trying to figure out where he goes with the next stage of his career. The resounding opinion had been that Tebow would join the Jacksonville Jaguars next year. That theory, has been quashed by new general manager Dave Caldwell, saying there is no scenario where Tebow is a Jaguar. So, what does he do next? Whether it is correct or not, no matter what your feelings are about this player, the facts are the facts. Those facts are that there isn’t a lot of interest in Tim Tebow in the National Football League, not right now. The one team we thought would embrace him has turned him away.
Tim needs to take a look at this situation honestly and ask the question, why? Why are these teams not interested in me? The reason, whether his fans like it or not, is that the talent evaluators around the league are not enamored by his ability. This is not me saying it, it’s the scouts. We know they are, otherwise we would hear about teams that want him to play for them, but we don’t. Nobody wants this guy. Obviously, Tim Tebow wants to be a football player. For all the knocks on him, he has a great tenacity and work ethic. Taking that into account, along with his current situation, Tim has two choices. He can either embrace a change of position, or play in the CFL.
Changing positions might not be the worst idea he could have. No matter what the thought is about his QUARTERBACK play, the part everyone agrees upon is that Tim Tebow’s skill set is unique. When he has been at his best, he has a unique awareness on the football field, and he is fast. He was slower this year, because the Jets had him gain weight, but that is a fixable problem. What’s wrong with taking his build, losing weight if necessary, and becoming a running back? The Jets gave consideration to this idea, why not? Tim is a very smart player, if he could watch film on how to read the holes after taking a handoff, he could quickly become a very good running back. He shouldn’t frown upon the special teams stuff either. Remember Jeff Hostetler? He played special teams for years while he was on the bench behind Phil Simms, even recording a blocked punt, before getting his chance to win a Super Bowl at quarterback in 1990. Playing special teams is not the end of your career.