Now that the Peyton Manning Sweepstakes has ended in Denver, the real question remains: what’s in Tim Tebow’s future?
About the only thing we know about Tebow’s future is it will not be in Denver. The Broncos aren’t going to bring in Manning and subject him to cries for Tebow to remain the starting quarterback. Yes, there are Broncos fans who are so in love with Tebow that not even the arrival of one the NFL’s greatest quarterbacks of all time will change their minds.
Tebow’s gotta go via trade or release.
Will the Jaguars go after him? Should they?
Will the Dolphins go after him? Should they?
Both Florida franchises could use help in selling tickets. Both are mired in losing. While Tebowmania has swept the nation, nowhere is the love for him as great as it is in his home state. He is instant box office. That’s not debatable.
What is debatable is whether or not he’s got what it takes to be a big-time NFL quarterback. Signing Tebow and having him become a franchise quarterback would be a decade-long bonanza for either franchise. Signing him and not winning would become old news a lot quicker than his most ardent fans would admit and set the franchise back for several years.
Which ever team signs Tebow will have to totally commit to the former Gator Heisman Trophy winner. The general manager would have to surround him with players that fit his game. The coach would have to build a new playbook.
Tebow’s passionate fans think signing him is a no-brainer. Tebow’s critics think it’s insane to even consider it.
Both sides are convinced they’re right. I call this the epitome of being caught between a rock and a hard place. The stakes are high in the Tebow Gamble.
They’re too high for me if I was calling the shots in either Jacksonville or Miami.