I have always been adamant that Tim Tebow has what it takes to be a starting quarterback in the NFL.
I still believe that with all my heart.
The guy is simply a natural-born leader who knows how to help whatever team he’s on win — you know, provided said team actually gives him some playing time.
Now he may find himself leading from the tight end position.
Since being signed by the New England Patriots just over a week ago, many people, myself included, have discussed the fact that playing for new head coach Bill Belichick is the best thing that could’ve happened to Tebow.
And while I think the 25-year-old is capable of backing up obvious starting quarterback Tom Brady before taking over as New England’s regular signal caller in a few years, it may be best for him to see some snaps at tight end, especially after the back surgery that has left two-time All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski‘s status for the upcoming season in doubt and the recent legal issues for the team’s other talented tight end, Aaron Hernandez.
Ironically enough, should Tebow get the chance to prove himself at another position, he could very well unseat former college teammate Hernandez, who was one of his favorite targets with the Florida Gators.
I’m not saying Tebow will remain a tight end for the rest of his career — although he certainly has the intangibles — but should Gronk and/or Hernandez miss some time due to their current situations, he could step in and become the Patriots’ latest project.
And wouldn’t that be fun?