NFL Rumors: San Diego Chargers Looking at New York Jets QB?

By Kenny Gardner
Tim Tebow San Diego Chargers
Ed Mulholland-USA Today Sports

According to Brian Ethridge of, “Just when it looked like Tim Tebow would have a very hard time finding an NFL team to sign him in 2013, the San Diego Chargers are rumored to have interest.”

Tebow is signed with the New York Jets and has two years left on his deal.  In his career, Tebow has an 8-6 record, 17 touchdowns and nine interceptions with a 75.3 quarterback rating.

Tebow had 11 starts with the Denver Broncos in 2011 and went 7-4 in these games.  Even though Tebow had 12 touchdowns and six interceptions, he only completed 47 percent of his passes and his QB rating ranked 28th in the league.

Tebow’s former offensive coordinator Mike McCoy is San Diego’s head coach and he was able to create an offense that catered to Tebow’s needs when Denver had a 7-4 record with him as a starter.

However, there is a better option for San Diego to go after in free agency.  Matt Moore is a free agent and his QB rating ranked 12th in the NFL in 2011 when he started 12 games with the Miami Dolphins.

I do not think that San Diego’s front office is done making moves to improve an offense that ranked 22nd in receiving yards and 30th in yards per reception in 2012.  In Tebow’s career, he only completes 48 percent of his passes.  In 11 starts during the 2011 season, Tebow averaged 6.4 yards per pass attempt which ranked 28th in the NFL.  This would be a horrible combination if Philip Rivers gets hurt and San Diego does not improve at the receiver position.

Even though McCoy had success with Tebow in 2011 including a playoff win, I expect San Diego’s front office to go after a legitimate backup QB in free agency.

This would be a terrible move by San Diego’s front office.  San Diego needs an upgrade at the number two QB position, but Tebow is not the answer.

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