Tim Tebow Has Some Decisions to Make

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Dec 30, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow (15) during the game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Bills beat the Jets 28-9. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

However, he may not be willing to switch positions, and that’s OK. He believes that he is a quarterback, and having that type of ability to stick to things is unique, and definitely a positive. However, if that is how he feels, he should give serious consideration to playing in the CFL.

This, Tebow fans, is not the end of the world either.

Tim Tebow believes that he is a starting quarterback in this league. However, Tim also is a smart guy, and has to understand that the league doesn’t share that viewpoint right now. If it did, he would have opportunities to do just that, but he does not right now. To recover his career he needs to understand this.

But what he also should realize is that IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE OVER FOR HIM. He is only 25 years old right now. He doesn’t have a lot of mileage with all the time he has spent as a backup, it’s not like he is banged up too badly. He can salvage his career, if he uses his head and does it right.

Tim wants to play quarterback, but in the NFL, there are a limited number of opportunities to do so. Whether the scouts like him or not, the fact is just by the amount of teams, there are only so many chances he would have to play quarterback. Given the situation, why not go somewhere where he will have that many more opportunities to do what he loves, that is play quarterback? If he can go up there, with less media pressure than in the states, and fix his game, doesn’t that help him? If he can get hooked up with a great quarterback coach, that can figure out whatever is wrong, Tebow can come back, better than before, and be a starting quarterback in this league.

For anyone that thinks going to the CFL is the end of a career, talk to Warren Moon. He couldn’t get a job in the NFL, he went to Canada, and now is in the Hall of Fame of both the CFL and the NFL. It can help.

That is my prescription for Tim Tebow. He can fix his career, taking one of these two options.

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  • anpel

    I don’t really see the running back thing as a full time option. It seems to me most of the good rb’s have more of a compact stocky physique which makes it easier for them to get lost in the scrum whereas Tebow is tall.and more of a target. I truly hope he will continue, preferably as a qb, It’s a little early to tell what teams might be interested in him since the season is barely over. I remember thinking when he was traded to the Jets that it was a really bad move that didn’t make much sense.

    • $41324269

      As did we all, think it didn’t make sense. Do you see him as an option at any other position?

  • Rachel

    I appreciate the calm assessment! I’m always mystified, though, when people suggest a change of position as a solution for Tebow. Why would he be able to beat out the guys who have been honing their skills at running back (or tight end or whatever) for far longer than he has? His unique skills only give him an edge when he’s playing QB, a position that doesn’t normally feature such skills. As a running back I doubt he’d be anything special.

    I agree the CFL is by no means the end of the world if no NFL team wants him. Gotta be rational about it. But it’s worth noting that if any other NFL team did want Tebow, we wouldn’t know about it. It would be tampering for them to say so. Remember that no one was mentioning the Jets in connection with Tebow, till they came out of the blue and traded for him.

    • $41324269

      Thanks for reading Rachel. Good point, we might not know of other teams that are interested in him. It just seens to be the vibe around the sport that he is not wanted here.
      You are right, it would be tough trying a new posiion, but he seems to be such a hard worker that he could make it work, no?

    • $41324269

      Thanks for reading Rachel. Good point, we might not know of other teams that are interested in him. It just seens to be the vibe around the sport that he is not wanted here.
      You are right, it would be tough trying a new posiion, but he seems to be such a hard worker that he could make it work, no?

      • Rachel

        I feel the same vibe, all right. I have no idea what team might want him.

        Good point about his hard work. Makes me wonder what he’d rather do: change position and stay in the NFL, or play QB in the CFL. As for me I’ll still hope he can QB in the NFL next season till events prove me wrong. :)

        • TheJetPress

          Hi again Rachel,
          You may get your wish….Chicago may turn out to be a good spot for him. Their new head coach, Marc Tressman worked with him at the end of his college days, and the Jets QB coached just signed onto his staff too…you might see him there.

          Alan