Miami Dolphins Should Bring QB Tim Tebow Back to Florida

Oct 23, 2011; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow (15) scrambles away from pressure during the game against the Miami Dolphins at the Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Lou Novick-USA TODAY Sports

 

 

Well, here it is. Since I haven’t seen it yet, I’ll be that guy and call for the Miami Dolphins to bring former Florida Gator Quarterback, Tim Tebow, back to Florida.

 

Tebow will be entering his fourth-season in the National Football League, and with his recent release from the New York Jets, he comes as an intriguing option.

 

The 6’3”, 240 lbs. quarterback had his best season with the Denver Broncos in 2011:

 

Yards Passing: 1,729

Completion Percentage: 45.6

Touchdowns: 12

Interceptions: 6

Yards Rushing: 660

Attempts: 122

Average: 5.4

Touchdowns: 6

Fumbles: 6 – 2 Lost

 

The biggest factor we cannot see from his stat-line here is that Tebow stepped in and led the Denver Broncos to the play-offs after the team started the season going 1-4 – mind you, Tebow did not start until week 7 against Miami meaning QB Kyle Orton led Denver to this putrid record. Tebow led Denver to the play-0ffs by reeling-off numerous fourth-quarter comebacks, including one against Miami, and winning seven of his last eleven games in nail-biting fashion. Thus, TebowMania was born.

 

Now, I’m not saying Miami should bring this guy in as a quarterback. Nor am I saying the team should stash him at any other position, really. Bring this guy in as an athlete or strictly as a football player.

 

Hell, NFL.com believes that the Dolphins are the most logical fit for the former Florida Gator QB.

 

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000165845/article/tim-tebow-tracker-where-will-he-play-in-2013

 

Yes, I am fully aware that the organization has a pretty damn good quarterback named Ryan Tannehill. And yes I am fully aware that Tebow can barely complete a ten yard button-hook. But I am also fully aware that this guy has an incredible passion for this game that we all love.

 

As Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com points out, if Miami shows any interest at all it should be from a business stand point. The team wants to sell tickets and has wanted to do so for quite some time now. That’s just what this guy does. Tebow sells tickets. He practically has his own nation known as the “Tebowmaniacs”.

 

The Dolphins are also going through a struggle to find funding for their stadium renovations. So why not sign this guy and grab his fan base. If you give this guy a shot, you bet your buttocks that his “Tebowmaniac” fan base is going to want to see this guy in action. Therefore, they will vote YES towards public funding for your renovations, Stephen Ross.

 

All of that aside, what are some other reasons the team should bring this guy back to Florida?

 

Well the team has been looking to add play-makers to it’s roster for years now. Jeff Ireland has done a great job in doing so this off-season. Adding receivers Mike Wallace, Brandon Gibson and Dustin Keller was incredible. Adding a duo of stud linebackers whom can run in Dannell Ellerbe and Phillip Wheeler was also a great move.

 

So why not add another dimension to the offense? First off, the team lost running back Reggie Bush whom has been the only consistent play-maker the team has had on offense since the team traded for the unique running back. Secondly, we are all about surrounding our second-year quarterback RT with play-makers on offense. Oh and one more thing, OC Mike Sherman and HC Joe Philbin know a thing or two about getting the most out of their players and developing players.

 

Bring Tebow in to be a red-zone threat. Isn’t that what this team has been missing for quite some time now? A big time red-zone guy? You bet your butt.

 

Tebow has a unique skill set and could add another dimension to an already versatile offense. Split him out wide and flip the ball to him. Hell split Tannehill out wide and have Tebow flip the ball to him – let’s not forget that Tannehill starred at Texas A&M as a Wide Receiver before switching to Quarterback over Jerrod Johnson.

 

In my opinion, this guy is no quarterback. He showed some promise in clutch situations as a Denver Bronco, but he could not preform well consistently during the first three quarters of the game – if that even makes sense…Stick this guy at the H-Back position. Beef him up a bit and utilize his skill set. He can air it out and he is a dynamic runner with the ball in his hands – he’s a freaking load to bring down.

 

A two-back shotgun set of Tannehill between Lamar Miller and Tim Tebow gives Miami flexibility and adds another speedy-versatile dimension to the offense.

 

We are moving towards a NFL ruled by the option offense. Miami has been rumored to be moving towards adding an option package for Tannehill to use. So why not make this move and make some noise in Miami?

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LY081VQqMY0

Topics: Denver Broncos, Jeff Ireland, Miami Dolphins, New York Jets, Tim Tebow

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  • markeyh

    Is it April 1st?

    • T. Saunters (|:¬)}

      it’s not. What Tyler says is what i’ve thinking from TT since he was picked by Jets, they have used him as a TE or H-back, now that hes available i’d be happy if Fins take him and use him this way. He’s a hard worker, great personality and hell of an athlete.

      • TylerMcMullen

        Smart guy. Smart guy!

        • T. Saunters (|:¬)}

          likewise ;)

    • TylerMcMullen

      No, no it is not.

    • markeyh

      It has to be!

      • TylerMcMullen

        Ha, unfortunately no it’s not.

  • shane311

    how is brandon marshall’s controversy any better or worse in this
    situation? yeah nobody is getting beat up by tebow, but the media
    follows this guy around and pushes him to start no matter the cost to a
    team or fans. it’s great espn and media ‘drama’ that is unwarranted, we
    don’t need that with tannehill, philbin, and whoever can smile at the
    camera, we have a lockeroom that works, and it’s the reason you don’t
    see chad johnson, marshall, davis, bush, and whoever else in there
    anymore, because we’re trying to get out of the media spotlight for any
    reason that isn’t football.

    • TylerMcMullen

      Marshall’s controversy is totally different. Marshall was criticized as being a bad character off-the-field. I’m the biggest BMarsh fan out there, but he is bad character. Tebow, is a great character both on the field and off the field. I don’t see the connection.

      • shane311

        the absolute media insanity is the correlation, the fake drama espn will start making between tebow, tannehill, and philbin is the correlation. marshall is a d bag, and tebow is the opposite, but we don’t need the drama either will bring, if like that sort of drama, the e! and style channels supply a hefty amount of it in the name of reality shows. this is a non factor now, so i’m glad we passed on it.

  • Curt Fennell

    Regardless of his football prowess, I think it’s much better to avoid the distractions associated with having him on the team.

    • TylerMcMullen

      Agreed, agreed. Would be much of a distraction. BUT would put the team on the map and sell tickets, would it not?

      • Pygskyn

        If the spending spree in the offseason, the blockbuster trade, and the fact that Miami is on everyone’s radar doesn’t sell tickets, nothing short of Marino finding the fountain of youth and returning to the team while the Dolphin cheerleaders perform naked will do it.

        • TylerMcMullen

          LOL the end there is pretty good. And what blockbuster trade are we talking? The move for Jordan? I wouldn’t justify that as a blockbuster trade. Not yet at least. Those things will certainly help sell tickets, but this guy has his own nation of Tebowmaniacs. Thousands and I mean thousands would be flocking to Miami games just to see him run the ball five times a game.

          • Pygskyn

            Honestly, I couldnt care less about some publicity stunt that will bring a bunch of screaming maniacs to games if it ends up hurting the team. The owner may care about ticket sales, but I only care about wins and this kind of move would cost us the latter to help the former. Sorry, but its a horrific idea.

          • TylerMcMullen

            Hey man, I totally agree. I don’t think it would “hurt” the team, but it would present a distraction due to the media nonetheless.

          • http://www.facebook.com/tomgervais.cayley Tom Gervais Cayley

            Exactly that’s all it would be is a publicity stunt…I can’t believe we are even discussing this…thank god no one in the dolphin organization will ever be dumb eneugh to consider this

      • http://www.facebook.com/tomgervais.cayley Tom Gervais Cayley

        This is by far the dumbest idea I’ve ever heard of….Tebow is a playmaker??? He would add a speedy dynamic???play h back?? The kid can’t catch!!! Sign a player to sell tickets??? All around retarded ideas….Miami finally is becoming a real team and you wanna toss them right back into being a joke

        • TylerMcMullen

          Like you said, I’m not in the business so I can’t “toss them back into being a joke” with my “retarded ideas”. Apparently my retarded idea wasn’t too retarded, I mean, you did read it and left a comment…

  • John Monaco

    I agree. In the glory years of the 70′s, the Dolphins had the same type of guy on their roster, a guy by the name of Jim “Crash” Jensen. He didn’t do any one thing overwhelmingly well, but did it all. Receiver, running back, backup QB. He got a few touches a game and made first downs. He was a fan favorite. Tebow could be our new “Crash”!

    • TylerMcMullen

      Nice comparison there, John. I love it!

  • Jarod Tulanowski

    Yea but crash Jenson was already on the team. He elected to do it all because he knew Dan Marino was the QB. He wanted to just play. his fan base came after. Tebo comes with a circus. I think the world of Tebo as a person but no way on the phins.

    Jim (Crash) Jenson the original slash!

    • TylerMcMullen

      I see where you’re coming from here. I see what you’re saying, but I do see a connection between Tebow’s style of play and Jensen’s.

  • Pygskyn

    (Looks at the Jets last year) Wow… are you serious? When I said I wanted a third ring for Miami, I didn’t mean a three ring circus. This move would decimate everything Miami has tried to accomplish this offseason. Timmy seems like a nice boy, but bringing him in would be the biggest mistake since we sent Drew Brees packing.

    • TylerMcMullen

      NY did not use him correctly. He is a gimmick player. Rex Ryan and Tony Sparano? Come on man. They do NOT know how to utilize this guys talents. Mike Sherman and Joe Philbin? I think they’d have a better shot. I for one wouldn’t use Tebow as a personal protector on 4th down, nor would I use him as a “change of pace QB” which is what they did…

  • Peter

    Curt said it best, Tebow will be a distraction. Look I really like the guy, but our team is going in the right direction, let’s not set it back because we like 1 guy. The negatives of the publicity that surrounds him would far outweigh his benefit of even being an H-back. I wish him the best, but this is not a reason to pick him.

    • TylerMcMullen

      I see where you’re coming from. But Ross is all about selling tickets and getting Miami on the map, is he not?

  • Guest

    I have been a Dolphins fan for a little over 40 years. No way. Keep that bum out of Miami

    • TylerMcMullen

      I wouldn’t call him a “bum”. He’s actually an incredible athlete and an incredibly hard worker.

  • cbradla

    I suggested bringing in Tebow as a TE a few days ago when I responded to the Bess article and was criticized. Apparently I was not the only one with this thought in mind. He is a playmaker and will sell tickets. He will also come cheap.

    • TylerMcMullen

      Lol that was me that came at you a bit there. My apologies, sir. While I believe there is a team willing to give him a shot at the QB position somewhere – not here – I don’t see him as a TE either. I liken that FB/H-back role. Let him run with the ball – that’s where he’s at his best.

      • cbradla

        No worries. It was just a suggestion since he is an athlete and has the frame of a TE. Dangerous in the open field, and will sell lots of tickets. In certain situations it would be a nice fit.

  • markeyh

    Did
    you not see what happened to the Jets? Denver won in spite of him at QB… no
    fault of his own way to many negatives associated with bringing him to the
    Dolphins and for that matter any Team in the NFL…if the rumors are true the
    CFL is a nice place for him. I wish him well wherever he goes just not for the
    Dolphins.

    • TylerMcMullen

      Look below to my reply to the “Jets” argument. Little bit of relevance, but Sherman and Philbin both are not morons like Sparano and Ryan.

      • markeyh

        Good point there! :)
        So it’s a moot point…they would not be that stupid to bring drama to this drama free team… ;)

        • TylerMcMullen

          Lol we’re getting somewhere now!

        • John Paul

          Drama is the turmoil that the Jets had in their locker room for years BEFORE Tim Tebow arrived. If you noticed, that was much better this past year. Tim Tebow has a fan base and sells tickets. That is NOT in any way drama. In fact, you are slanderous to call it that and I and a host of others deeply resent it because it’s a lie, a subtle lie but a lie none the less. And in case you’ve missed it, I’ve called you a slanderous liar, which is really a very evil thing.

          • markeyh

            Drama is also what follows Tebow no matter where he goes….Now I did not imply that the drama came from him directly but it does come from his supporters such as you Dr Evil….. LOL!

    • John Paul

      Denver won in SPITE of him? You have got to be kidding. When you say things like that you make it crystal clear to the world that you are either totally football ignorant or you simply hate Tim Tebow. Denver was 0-4 before they had Tim Tebow start at QB. That means that the team WASN’T winning without him. So how could it possibly have won in spite of him? I’ll tell you the unequivocal answer. It couldn’t!! Tebow not only led them to a string of victories, but threw the winning pass in the playoff game. Touchdown! Ball spiked! End of story!

      • markeyh

        Wow, I seem to have a stalker…..dude I do not know Tebow to like or hate him, he seems like a very nice person. But look at the facts and you cannot deny that Denver wanted nothing to do with him or should I say Elway. Do you honestly think Elway would get rid of him if he deemed him worthy of being the QB for his team? I have no malice towards Tebow I just don’t want the circus that comes with signing him in Miami. Just being honest Dr Evil…

  • markeyh

    I like the topic you got my attention….

    But winning is what Miami needs, that is what will sell tickets to the non diehard fans….I support them win or lose.

    • TylerMcMullen

      Hey man, all I was trying to do was get your attention.

      • markeyh

        I know, and it worked! The bait was too irresistible….LOL!

        • TylerMcMullen

          That was the point my man :)

  • Chris

    I don’t even have to read this article, but I will respond with “No, no he shouldn’t…”

    • TylerMcMullen

      Fair enough.

  • Jcartwright67

    LOL. Tyler….talk about stirring the pot!!! I know you’re quietly laughing and reading each comment with a “cat eating canary” grin. This is a piece necessary for your final grade in a composition course. The piece where you take an opposing view and support it to the bitter end. Let me know your final grade my friend.

    • TylerMcMullen

      LOL at least someone knows me!

  • John Paul

    We just live in a very dark and wicked time. I think the NFL would rather sacrifice the tremendous excitement, interest and money that Tim Tebow would bring to the NFL just to try to extinguish his light. If Tim Tebow was about promoting homosexuality, they would find a place for him in the NFL. That is without a doubt the truth. But because he is an outspoken Christian, they created an excuse to destroy his career. It was sabatoge. I mean, in ONLY his second year, he led the Denver Broncos back from 0-4 to winning a playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. If he had won the Super Bowl they still would have said it was not good enough. And why? Because they can’t stand his light, which points to Jesus and because Jesus shines the light on their sin. That’s it. Period.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matthew-J-Bailey/1055197089 Matthew J Bailey

      Oh blah, blah, blah. There more Christians in this country than all other religions and atheists combined. But all you get is whine, whine, whine.

      Give a freakin’ rest already. The War on Christmas was lame enough…now this? “They can’t stand his light.” Lamest thing I’ve ever heard. So pathetic there’s not words.

      It was not “his light” Denver didn’t like. It’s was his pathetic 45% completion percentage!

    • john sexton

      Talk sports and Tebow stats not if he is the second coming of Christ,, You so called Christians destroyed his NFL career as well as he did with his record by pumping him up as a Christian and not just a foot ball player, If you want to preach get your book and a soap box or a pulpit and preach all you want to those that want to hear it. Other than that just talk foot ball leave the holy stuff to the professionals.

  • Bill Stowers

    From someone who is part of tebowmania AND a die hard dolphins fan this move would make me the happiest man in the world. Bring him on as a tight end/h-back and use himexactly like a charles clay. He could be a real difference maker. Let him run the option package, and hell half back passes would actually work on that rare occurance the team would use it. Lol. I think it would be an amaing move. I think you should also keep him as a 3rd string QB as well so the QB room is stronger. This kid is really smart and has alot of love for the game. If he would have stayed in Denver he would have been even better than the last year and eventually hed be one of the best in the league. Its a shame the broncos traded him.

  • Tim Nemethy

    Miami doesn’t want the media circus? Wow, there hasn’t been any media following the Dolphins since the 80′s. Tebow’s stats above are better than 50% of the QB’s on NFL rosters, that’ not even factoring in the 660 rushing yards and 5.4 yards per carry.

  • American man

    Heck, pretend you are gay and you’ll have every team knocking at your door.

  • Glenn

    I disagree on a major part of your assessment. I can say this as I actaully “played” in the NFL. He does have the talent to be the starter in Miami. Ryan T will not lead you to the final dance, but he can be your “H” back as he has experience being a receiver. He would know how to react to Tebows play style and it would help the other receivers do the same. Steve Young had this problem as well in Tampa, remember!!!!!!!!!!!!! He went to San Fran and won Super Bowls, and yes, Tebow will fill seats. He will also lead and win in Miami, and you will have support from Florida on this move. “He knows how to win”!!! Don’t be foolish. Bring him in with the expectation he can compete for the starting job and he will indeed win it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=676340686 Ryan Carroll

    Anyone who thinks Tim Tebow might come or may be a good fit in Miami is cuckoo!

  • Stephen Leonard

    Tebow could be the starting QB for us this season, and we would be in contention for a title if we brought him home. Playing at home would be just what he / we need.

  • john sexton

    I am not a Tebow fan but I do think he is or could be a pretty good QB on the right program. Tebow became a circus act because he expressed his desire to getting on his knee and pray, I never understood the publicity behind this as I have seen many Jocks bless there selves or kneel after a touch down or point to God or the heaven. If the so called Christians out there would have just accepted him as a foot ball player and not the second coming of Christ or The media making a big issue out of it the kid may of had a better chance in the NFL, I doubt now that his career will ever be great as every one has him on the watch list…

  • Mark Weaver

    Tebow has incredible passion for the game?
    Great. Maybe the cheerleaders have an opening.
    There is a reason Denver dumped him to take a chance on Payton’s arm being ok. There is a reason that the Jets dumped him even though their starter sucks.
    He is not a professional level passer. Bottom line. These coaches know a lot more than all these armchair coaches who think Tebow is a God.
    Take Tebow…or set a millon dollars on fire…same end result…you got nothing in the end.

  • Don D

    The writer does not know how the Bronco’s put the wraps on Tebow in the first 3 quarters in each game. Keeping things basic and preventing him from breaking out. When they were in trouble they let him do his thing – which is to win. If a team would pick up Tebow and build the offense around his natural skills, they will be rewarded. BTW, he can pass. Ask the Steelers.

    • TylerMcMullen

      I do not know? How do you know what I know and what I do not know, sir? Not lashing out. Just a simple question…

      • Don D

        As a former football coach of 25 years, I can tell when a team has a limited game plan. Apparently you can’t. No disrespect, just saying.

        • TylerMcMullen

          Well obviously I shouldn’t be writing then…

  • http://www.facebook.com/stormchasersd Jeffrey Doyen

    HELL NO!!!!!! This is the last thing the Dolphins need. HE IS A JOKE!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ChrisFollowsChrist Chris H. Borei

    Why should a devout Christian have to chose between living his faith in EVERY aspect of his life (including his job…aka the team) and being a “real” football player?

  • John

    Look at all the years Tony Romo has QB’d for the Cowgirls…You are telling me that if you give Tebow the same reps that he wouldnt have a better record?? Of course he would…in his half year as a starter he has more playoff victories that the 9 year Romo…He is an athlete that could and should start in the NFL…give him a full year and see if he doesnt prove you wrong