Tim Tebow was released only a couple of days after the NY Jets draft rookie Geno Smith in the early 2nd round. With 6 quarterbacks on their roster at that time, to include David Garrard, Mark Sanchez and Geno Smith, the likelihood that the Jets were even going to consider keeping him around was almost a non-factor at this point. Just about everyone knew Tebow would be Tebowned from the Jets after the draft but no one knew when. We now do.
The question is now, where will he land, if at all, and are the Buffalo Bills a good fit for Tebow and his “talent”?
I personally don’t think Tebow is a fit in Buffalo and really only think the Jets brought him in as a media mark up and in the end it really just caused trouble. With most teams having quarterback situations just about filled and competitions beginning to start in May with OTAs.
Tebow will have to hope and pray that a team is looking for his read-option expertise and use him in another sense, like a Kordell Stewart or a Brad Smith, which I think is and was lost on the Bills and never could understand the process behind the Wildcat. I thought it was a waste of a spot on the roster as well as in the playbook.
Possible teams of where Tebow could land based on Mark Slesser, from NFL.com do not include the Bills at this point, and I hope it never does. The fit with Tebow and the Buffalo Bills is to a point of a toddler trying to fit a round peg into a square hole.
Slesser has named 8 teams that could be possible landing spots for this quarterback and the Patriots were first on his list. Slesser went on to say…
As coach Bill Belichick watched the Jets muddle around with Tebow last season, he went on record in October to say, “Of course he’s a valuable guy.” Belichick adores players from the University of Florida and might embrace the chance to use Tebow creatively on offense at a position other than quarterback. Turning Jets trash into Patriots treasure is a motivator.
Other teams that Slesser looked at for Tebow were the Chargers, Seahawks, Redskins, Bears, Raiders, Browns, and Jags. He also stated that the Jags were the logical choice for Tebow but General Manager David Caldwell said…
“I can’t imagine a scenario where (Tebow) would be a Jacksonville Jaguar.” Asked if that might change if Tebow were released, Caldwell was firm: “Even if he’s released.”
Will he find a place? Yes, Tebow will have employment next season, whether it is in the NFL or the CFL, someone will find a use for him, and most likely it will be in the same context as the Jets used him last year. Controversial and minimal.