After shocking the NFL by trading up to the third selection in the 2013 Draft to tab defensive end Dion Jordan, do the Miami Dolphins have another trick up their sleeve involving free agent quarterback Tim Tebow?
According to cbssportsline.com and a story printed by Josh Katzowitz, agent Drew Rosenhaus thinks Miami might be the destination of the NFL’s charismatic enigma.
The article states that, “Rosenhaus said the Dolphins haven't publicly come out and said they didn't have interest in the controversial quarterback and Rosenhaus believes that's because Miami owner Stephen Ross is a fan.”
Ross was on the sideline when the Dolphins held a celebration for former University of Florida players when Miami played host to Tebow and the Broncos in 2011. Tebow led Denver to an overtime victory in that game -- one of many that year.
Tebow was released from the New York Jets on Monday after a soap opera-like year with the team. After being signed by the AFC East team, Tebow played in a handful of games and plays, rode the bench and did not make an appearance on the field once the team was out of the playoff picture. It was only part of the roller coaster ride players, media, fans and head coach Rex Ryan took while watching the team’s season melt like hot butter.
"We have a great deal of respect for Tim Tebow," Ryan says in statement. "Unfortunately, things did not work out the way we all had hoped. Tim is an extremely hard worker, evident by the shape he came back in this off season (losing weight). We wish him the best moving forward."
Understand as well, Rosenhaus does not represent Tebow in the NFL, so the mere thought of him making a statement like this seems a bit sketchy. But there could be some merit to this.
From a marketing standpoint it can help (and hurt) this team in need of building a fan base. But the Dolphins already have Ryan Tannehill firmly entrenched as the starter. Asking Tebow to come in and work his marketing magic could eventually backfire.
The Dolphins, as well as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, are in desperate need of selling tickets this season. While the product on the field may still be a work in progress, the idea of possibly seeing Florida’s media darling on the field could lure fans to the games.