5 NFL Teams Tim Tebow Would Have The Most Success With
Where in the NFL would Tim Tebow have the most success?
One of sports' most controversial figures is all over the news again, as quarterback Tim Tebow was released by the New England Patriots on Saturday after a less-than-stellar preseason in which he was relegated to third-string status behind fellow signal callers Tom Brady and Ryan Mallett.
As one of Tebow's most ardent supporters, I was saddened by this news, but I was also glad to see him respond with the utmost class as he always does. In fact, in somewhat of a harbinger of his release, Tebow told reporters the following prior to his final preseason game on Thursday:
"I'm blessed, because of my faith, that I don't have to worry about the future because I know who holds my future. It's something I try to live by. It really gives you a lot of peace in whatever circumstance I'm in."
The question is, what team -- if any -- holds the key to Tebow's future? What team -- if any -- will give him the opportunity to prove himself once again? What team -- if any -- is willing to deal with the ever-present attention that he brings to any squad he plays for?
I still believe Tebow can be a successful NFL quarterback, but he needs to find the right situation, which hasn't come with the Denver Broncos, New York Jets or Patriots. As a matter of fact, despite leading the Broncos from 1-4 to a division title and the second round of the playoffs in 2011, Tebow was traded to make room for a returning Peyton Manning, while he has since been cut by both the Jets and the Patriots without ever really being given much of an opportunity.
Here's a look at five NFL teams that Tebow would have the most success with.
5. Jacksonville Jaguars
In my opinion, Tebow's hometown team, the Jacksonville Jaguars, would be the best spot for him to land. Blaine Gabbert just hasn't gotten it done as the franchise's starting quarterback, which is why the Jags should scoop Tebow up right away.
4. Dallas Cowboys
I've been hard on Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo because of his inability to win playoff games, as he has won just one in eight seasons as the squad's starter. And who else has been able to win one playoff game in a lot less opportunities? I think you know where I'm going with this one. Plus, Dallas is one of the most attention-starved teams in the league, so why wouldn't they want Tebow?
3. Buffalo Bills
Although they drafted E.J. Manuel to be their starting quarterback of the future, the Buffalo Bills have been so injury-plagued at the QB position that coach Doug Marrone has said the team will turn to undrafted rookie Jeff Tuel if their first-round pick is unable to play. And with all due respect to Mr. Tuel, surely Tebow would be a better option than him.
2. New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints starting quarterback Drew Brees is getting older as he turned 34 in January, but that isn't why I wouldn't mind seeing Tebow end up with the Saints. To be honest, I simply feel that Brees and Tebow are two of the nicest guys in the NFL, and I would love to see them be able to play on the same team.
1. Green Bay Packers
Having just released backup quarterback Vince Young, this is probably an unlikely destination, but that doesn't mean I'd be totally shocked if it happened. After all, it hasn't been too many years since former Duke Blue Devils point guard Greg Paulus worked out for the Green Bay Packers. Why shouldn't they give Tebow a shot?