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
Yards Rushing: 660
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.
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?