Does Tebow-to-the-Patriots Make Sense?
NFL.com – Dear Timothy Richard Tebow, Hope this letter finds you well. I know the 2012 season didn’t go as you planned… you languished on the pine with the New York Jets. You became a sideshow and sports-talk fodder, not a player. Your talents weren’t utilized… Silly Jets… When the Jets give you your release… go beg Bill Belichick for a one-year deal with the New England Patriots. But here’s the catch, Timothy Richard. Tell Belichick you are going to be his slash, and that you won’t focus solely on playing quarterback… Nobody in the NFL loves and respects you more than Josh McDaniels. That’s why the Patriots offensive coordinator (and former Broncos coach) plucked you in the first round in 2010. That’s why he staked his name and reputation to your skill set. McDaniels knows what you can do — and what you can’t.
Think about it for a second, Tim. Here’s Tim Tebow, split out wide. Here’s Tim Tebow, lined up in the backfield. Here’s Tim Tebow to run the option for a play. The skeptic might ask how one can take out Tom Brady. Consider it a carry for the running back. If Pats tight end Aaron Hernandez can get a touch running the football, so can you… You are a winner, and so are the Patriots. It makes too much sense. They can deal with the headache you’d bring and the cult following you possess. As your old teammate Von Miller told me, “The Patriots can handle everything that comes with Tim Tebow.” Nobody is ever bigger than the team in New England, and no player is bigger than Brady. Get your good name back. Don’t set up interviews during the week. Backups don’t give lengthy press conferences. The Patriots will make sure you stay in the background. Belichick is the best coach in the NFL. He can turn your career around. .. Go to New England. Win. Restore your reputation. The Patriots are hated by many. So is Tebow mania. You will fit right in and ride it to a championship.
A year ago at this time there were rumors the Jets were interested in Tebow and I was openly praying to God to please make it happen. I wanted it because I knew it would be a freakshow of epic proportions. And God, in His infinite wisdom, answered my prayers and it was everything I’d ever hoped it would be and more. Believe me, I’m giving up stuff for Lent and eating fish on Fridays just because I feel like I owe The Almighty, big time. But in all honesty, until this very moment I’d never even considered the possibility that Tebow would rebound from his Jets debacle by coming to New England. The thought just never occurred to me. But I have to admit, it makes sense on some level. It’s not like they need Tebow, but could they use him? Could they find some way to make him an asset? Of course they could. If there’s one thing McDaniels does as well as any coordinator in the game is innovate. He’s perpetually tinkering with the whistles and bells of the McOffense and adding wrinkles to stay one step ahead of the competition. Whether it’s putting Hernandez at running back or splitting Stevan Ridley out wide or the 127 different guys he used at fullback last year. Damn right he could find a way to get production out of Tebow. And that doesn’t even take into account that McDaniels drafted him and Belichick practically raised him from a pup. Not to mention the fact that all he does is win:
And like this guy says, it would be the best thing for Tebow. Fun fact: Of the last 15 quarterbacks drafted in the 1st round, all of them are starters except for Tebow. He needs to do something to (pardon the pun) resurrect his career, and this is as good an option as he’ll probably have. So am I praying for this too? Not exactly. I’m saving my prayers for the important stuff: A cover corner, a pass rushing tackle, and Welker signing a long term deal and then he and I make a fort out of bedsheets. But Tebow-to-the-Pats makes sense on so many levels, let’s call it a mild request. Thanks in advance, God. @JerryThornton1