Is Tim Tebow the quarterback to compete with Freeman, Bucs?
Tim Tebow was destined to play for the Jacksonville Jaguars, if you listened to everyone in the media. Yet, it didn’t take long for new Jaguars General Manager David Caldwell to shut down any talk of Tim Tebow coming home. “I can’t imagine a scenario where he’d be a Jacksonville Jaguar,” Caldwell said of Tebow at an introductory press conference. Ouch, the final destination for Tim Tebow it seemed to save his NFL career and the door closed just as quickly it was opened. Don’t fear Florida, there is a possibility Tim could still come back to the sunshine state for the 2013 season. Greg Schiano has come out and said that he will find another quarterback to compete with Freeman for the starting job. On top of that, it has also come out that the Buccaneers do not plan on extending Freeman’s contract, so it seems the franchise is ready to move on from Freeman. Enter Tim Tebow.
Now based off the year Tebow had with the New York Jets, Freeman shouldn’t have anything to worry about. Though, if Tebow is given a fair chance to win the starting job in Tampa from Freeman, then Freeman has to watch out. When Tim Tebow took over for the Denver Broncos in 2011, they were 1-4 and Tebow brought them from the basement of the AFC West to the top of the AFC West and into the playoffs. Whether some kind of magic was involved or not, all Tebow did was win games. Sure he may have sucked in the first three-quarters, but it’s not how you start, it’s how you finish. While Von Miller and the defense was able to ensure that Tim Tebow had a chance to win games late in the fourth quarter, Tebow still had the ability to take his offense down the field to get in scoring range.
You can say what you want about Tim Tebow, but this guy can play football. You just don’t throw one pass that ends up being a touchdown in the playoffs without being a good quarterback. Every time the Denver defense made a stop and got the ball back, Tebow worked the offense in a way that Kyle Orton couldn’t. Remember, Tebow took over the same team Kyle Orton had at 1-4 and took them to the divisional round of the playoffs. Tebow showed me something in that playoff win against the Pittsburgh Steelers, and he has “IT”. He can be a Franchise quarterback, and go ahead Tebow haters laugh at that thought. Yet, if Tebow had the right team, with the right coaching staff willing to coach him and make him a better quarterback, he could once again do what he did for the Broncos for another team. The question becomes, would the Buccaneers be a good fit?