Does Tim Tebow Make Sense for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers?

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Everyone assumed that the Jacksonville Jaguars would want soon-to-be former New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow. But what about the team that is located about hours down the road? Would Tebow make sense for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers?

Tebow wouldn’t be brought in to start for Josh Freeman, but he could be a solid backup and provide the Bucs with a change-of-pace quarterback to run the football in short-yardage situations. Plus, if Freeman did get hurt, Tebow would make a good backup quarterback. I think it’s unfair to judge his talents based on last season, considering the Jets were in total disarray. A fresh start in his home state might just be what the doctor ordered for Tebow’s career.

With the Buccaneers struggling to sell tickets and Tebow’s ability to get people to buy tickets, this move makes financial sense as well. Considering how many jerseys alone this guy sells, the Bucs could certainly use his likeness to sell seats. This is a low-risk and high-return move for the Bucs. Tebow wouldn’t command much in the way of salary and the team will reap the benefits of having him on the roster. Plus, the kid may have things to prove when he’s called to do so.

No one is quite sure what will happen with Tebow in 2013. If the Denver Broncos kept Tebow, they very well could have beaten the Baltimore Ravens last week. Peyton Manning is a huge reason why the Broncos lost. Tebow was undefeated at home last season during the playoffs–something even the great Manning cannot claim.

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