Tim Tebow Must Find Playing Time Soon to Have Long-Term Success

By  Dhiren Mahiban

(Featured Columnist) on October 30, 2013

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(Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Tim Tebow needs to find a football team and fast.

Simply put, he needs to play. He needs to get to a place where he can start, get reps and build confidence as a passer. Signing as a backup or practice roster quarterback with an NFL team isn’t going to do him any good. 

He needs to be facing live action on a consistent basis. 

It may have been funny at the time, but the offer Tebow received from the Arena Football League’s L.A. Kiss in September is just the opportunity he needs. 

Hey, Kurt Warner went to the AFL after the Green Bay Packers cut him in 1994 and it worked out alright for him. Warner led the St. Louis Rams to victory at Super Bowl XXXIV and was named Super Bowl MVP.

An opportunity to start in the AFL would allow Tebow to face live bullets and work on his passing game, which is undoubtedly his biggest flaw. 

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick will miss more playing time with a nagging hamstring injury, so Philadelphia might be Tebow’s best and last NFL option. 

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Tebow could fit well in Chip Kelly’s high-octane offense. We all know Tebow is more a runner than a passer, which could be beneficial in Kelly’s system.

Nick Foles appeared to be the option in Philadelphia after completing 22 of 31 passes for 296 yards and three touchdowns in win over Tampa Bay. However, in the Eagles’ loss to Dallas, Foles completed just 11 of 29 passes for 80 yards and left with a head injury.

Tebow has not played a down since being released by the New England Patriots on August 31.

At 26, and with just parts of three NFL seasons under his belt, Tebow isn’t getting better by waiting for an NFL club to call.

 

Where will Tebow play next?

  • NFL

    75.0%
     
  • CFL

    12.5%
     
  • AFL

    12.5%
     

 

We’re heading into Week 9 of the NFL schedule and Tim Tebow is still not on an active roster.

Multiple teams in need under center have already passed up a chance at signing Tebow. Most recently, the St. Louis Rams elected to sign Austin Davis and Brady Quinn over the former Gator.

Even if it was a joke, Brett Favre’s name surfaced before Tebow’s when Sam Bradford went down with a torn ACL. Favre is a 44-year-old grandfather who hasn’t played in the league in three years.

Prior to the Rams situation, Minnesota elected to give Josh Freeman, who was released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a look at competing for the starting job before calling Tebow.

The Buffalo Bills have decided to go with the Thad Lewis and Jeff Tuel in the wake of E.J. Manuel’s knee injury rather than call Tebow.

There’s always the Canadian Football League. The Montreal Alouettes hold Tebow’s negotiating rights, but the CFL is known as a passing league, and one of Tebow’s biggest deficiencies is his passing game.

Anthony Cavillo, the legendary Allouettes QB, went down with a concussion Aug. 17, but the Allouettes, never even called Tebow’s representative, according to Montreal head coach and general manager Jim Popp.

If Philadelphia doesn’t call, it’s time to get Gene Simmons on the phone and see if that offer still stands because I don’t see any other option.

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12 Responses to “Tim Tebow Must Find Playing Time Soon to Have Long-Term Success”

  1. ck says:

    Yes, they deserve to lose in a BIG WAY IMO!!! Can’t believe Brady Quinn was signed…no obvious bias here!
    Regarding the Jags, guess we, again, know what the score for JAX will be: 0-9(Clue #1: The “free beer” hasn’t helped b/c not many fans will want to pay to see that outcome! Definitely a river of denial!!!).
    Not only would they be better w/Tebow, probably need to change all the rookies in the front office b/c that is the only chance they will have at this point!!!
    (Btw: Borrowing from Brandi’s statements which make a lot of sense imo!)

    • David Oliver says:

      Interesting Discussion….

      Trent Willams · Nashville Christian School
      Tebow haters reason why he sucks their opinion and the facts (NFL.com)

      O: Tebow just cant throw the ball.
      F: his completion percentage might not be good. but the guys has 17 Tds to just 9 Int which is just as many TDs as Ben roethlisberger had his first year starting and less interceptions then him. Guess what Alex smiths first year starting he was 1 Td 11int. But no one gave up on him now hes leading a 6-0 chiefs team

      O: Tebow won those games cause of defense he didnt contribute at all!
      F: the team went 1-4 with Kyle Orton had the same defense and kicker and only won game. That whole year the defense was ranked 22nd in the league. With Tebow in at QB they were the number one rushing team but thats right he didnt contribute at all

      O: He lost to the worst defense in football the patriots in the playoffs
      F: He didnt play well at all. But the defense gave up 6 TDs. Also Andrew luck lost to the Patriots 59-24 but that must mean hes an awful QB right?

      O: He beat all the teams that didnt even make the playoffs
      F: true but the Broncos got projected in the easiest schedule this year and no one is saying a thing!

      O: He wasnt even good enough to be the third string QB
      F: Last time i checked Patriots havent had a thring sting qb in years, they only keep two. and they have way to many roster problems to have a third QB

      http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap2000000260051/article/terrelle-pryor-wants-no-tim-tebowlike-regression

      • jason says:

        What is the issue is what HCs and GMs think since tim ever playing again is if they choose to hire him. Why do you overlook something so simple. I’d take tim to the jags if it were my call but its not nor is it anyone else’s but theirs. The folks in the NFL want his skill set changed to fit what they want. What part of its their call do you completely not understand. No amount of complaint is gonna change that, tim changing to fit that will and nothing else.
        I guess if i were to hire you and you wanted to do completely different from what the company does i’d have no say so….sorry but it doesn’t work like that, its change to my way or no job here. That’s what it is for tim so lets face reality and pull for tim to change and adapt or kiss him playing in the NFL goodbye.

        • Roxanna says:

          What else does Tim have to change? He has changed his throwing motion and done everything they have asked. I see Kapernick and Wilson do what Tim did, playing just like he played. Running all over the field, just like Tim, running for touchdowns, just like Tim, throwing when they can, just like Tim. They get praised, Tim gets jeers. Tim has to change, Payton Manning runs the whole team the way he wants to. Tim is not allowed to develope. He had to be perfect from the get go. They kept Freeman, Bradford, and at least 10 other QBs that haven’t done a thing in years, but Tim was not allowed to grow, develope, learn. He had to be perfect. There is something else going on here. Tim took a so so team to the play-offs, won way more than he lost, and put life back into a stadium of unhappy fans. They say they don’t want the circus Tim brings, well poor things, they can’t do anything at all about that can they? Belicheck seem to handle pretty good.

          • ck says:

            Roxanna: Very well said and I agree he has already done more than most and WON!!! GO TEBOW!!! MAKE THE NFL LI$TEN!!!

  2. The Mascot Army says:

    Am I being blocked? None of my browsers let me post here. Maybe this one will work.
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  3. Bigfan says:

    One can only hope Timmy knows what he is up against by not playing. Ostensibly he is looking at 2 years with no regular season play.

    • Kim says:

      I asked the a11 league if they would be interested in Timtebow they would like him to join their league if Tim would go somewhere else so the NFL would feel stupid when,Tim sys great for them then,the NFL would be sorry they did not pick him up.

      • jason says:

        With tv contracts and so on it really won’t have any impact on the NFL. I ike to see tim do something to get back to the NFL but the a11 has no chance to take on the NFL for so many reasons.

        • The Mascot Army says:

          I dont care if it takes on the NFL. If it’s on TV with Tebow, I’d watch, and if a Tebow game were head to head with an NFL game, it’s no sure thing that the NFL game would win the ratings battle.

  4. lex says:

    is he still training in la? very quiet out there.

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