Opinion: the San Francisco 49ers should sign Tim Tebow

“All he does is win.” This is the phrase that Tim Tebow made famous back in 2011, when he took over as the starting quarterback for the Denver Broncos and led the team to an improbable playoff victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

After being dealt to the New York Jets following Peyton Manning’s free agent signing in Denver, Tebow only started two games and then was out of the league following preseason cuts from the New England Patriots last year and then the Philadelphia Eagles prior to this season. In my opinion, the San Francisco 49ers should sign the 28-year-old former Heisman Trophy winner.

Holding an 8-6 overall record as a starter, Tebow has been better than advertised from a production standpoint, throwing 17 touchdown passes to nine interceptions. He also has rushed for 12 touchdowns on the ground, as he proved to be a valuable threat in that aspect of the position.

Of course we all know his pass completion percentage issues, as he holds a below-average 47.9 percent career mark. While that clearly won’t cut it for a pocket passer, Tebow is anything but that. On top of being an elusive and powerful runner, he possesses incredible intangibles and leadership abilities that allow his teammates to gravitate towards him.

In limited action this preseason with the Eagles, Tebow’s completion percentage was an improved 58.3 percent and he throw for two touchdowns and rushed for another while throwing just one interception. While a lot of this action was against second and third team players, Tebow made the most of his opportunity and was among the last cuts that Chip Kelly made.

Since Colin Kaepernick has been benched in favor of Blaine Gabbert, who has gone 5-22 in his NFL career as a starting quarterback, the 49ers will likely be looking for help on the free agent market sooner rather than later.

At 2-6, the 49ers are in need of a revitalizing boost. They’re clearly in rebuilding mode and should tank for a top pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. Why not give your fans something to cheer for, fill your seats every week moving forward, and give Tebow the chance he has been hoping for after the 2011 season in which he took the entire league by storm?

Before you shoot this down or think I’m more of an idiot, ask yourself who you’d rather start: Blaine Gabbert or Tim Tebow? I’d go with Tebow. Would you?

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10 Responses to “Opinion: the San Francisco 49ers should sign Tim Tebow”

  1. Andrea says:

    I agree with this opinion.

    If I remember correctly , Kaepernick took the starting job in mid-season one year from a QB that was traded to the KC Chiefs and is the starter there. I can’t seem to remember his name right now as I am having a brain freeze.
    Buzzy Says : Alex Smith

  2. ck says:

    Hi all…playing catch up and just got back.:) Missed the Tebowzone, of course.

  3. Mccorkle says:

    Rumors going around that the HUDSON VALLEY FORT of the FXFL are looking to sign Tebow to compete with JOSH FREEMAN of that league’s BROOKLYN BOLTS.

    Something to keep an eye on!

  4. David says:

    Correction. After checking closer, I found that Tebow threw his 16th TD and 5 Ints with 271 attempts. That’s the same number of throws that Bradford has had this year with 9 TDs and 10 Ints.
    Scoring leaders
    Brady has 20 TDs 1 Int in 289 attempts in 7 games this year
    Palmer has 20 TDs 6 Ints in 260 attempts in 8 games this year
    Tebow had 16 TDs 5 Ints in 271 attempts (in 11 games) and rushed for 6 TDs and a two point conversion in his first 8 games.
    With the same number of attempts per game, Tebow would be the top scoring QB in the NFL this year based on his first 271 attempts and 8 games of rushing.

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