Tim Tebow: Why He Will Be A New England Patriot In 2013

By Jay Flannelly
January 11, 2013 8:51 am
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The NFL is both right and wrong about Tim Tebow. More than likely he is not a starting NFL QB. What he is is a FOOTBALL PLAYER and he presents value to a team and organization that utilizes dynamic versatile talents.  No coach more than Bill Belichick has found ways to maximize this type of player since taking over the New England Patriots in 2000. From Mike Vrabel (LB,TE) to Troy Brown (WR,DB,KR) to Julian Edelman (WR,KR, DB) dual threat players have been a Patriots specialty. 

Belichick and his staff would line him up all over the field while causing the oppositions special teams coordinators hundreds on antacids. Think of a Mad Scientist working with Frankenstein, that is Belichick with Tebow. That is why Tim Tebow and the New England Patriots are a perfect marriage made in heaven. 

The minute Tebow lands in Boston, he has no pressure to play Quarterback for the first time in his pro career. The Patriots have the best QB in the league in Tom Brady under center; there is no competition, no controversy. He can relax and improve with one of the greatest players in NFL history showing him the way.  While serving as a primary backup QB, he can also fill in as an Hback-TE hybrid and short yardage fullback. His biggest value-and this is an area where he made some plays for the Jets in 2012- would be as one of the personal punt protectors on the punt team. Rushers have to respect a potential fake or trick play and at minimum, the extra 1.5-2 seconds your blockers gain will be huge in the kicking game. Tebow is also a good enough athlete to make tackles and cover the punt; the man is almost 250 lbs. and looks like a decathlete. 

Another huge factor that would enhance Tebow’s potential in New England is the fact that the man who drafted him in Denver-Josh McDaniels- is the offensive coordinator of the Patriots. Who better for Tebow to work with than Brady and McDaniels? The Patriots do not appear to have a successor to #12 on the roster and keeping Tebow in the system and developing him ala the San Francisco 49ers with Steve Young (Joe Montana) and Green Bay Packers with Aaron Rodgers (Brett Favre) would be an ideal situation. As great as Brady is, he is not going to play till 2075 and this gives both the players and organization a clear line of succession. 

Meanwhile, as Brady continues to lead the Patriots offense short term, Tebow could assume an almost Jim “Crash” Jensen role as a do everything roster saving bonus. Jensen was a 12-year pro from the Don Shula 80s Miami Dolphins teams. A college QB, “Crash” was a standout on the punt and kickoff coverage teams while becoming the 3rd down back for Superstar QB Dan Marino. Over 12 seasons in Miami #11 caught 229 passes for 2171 yards and 10 TDs, he also threw for 2. Jim was voted NFL Special Teams player of the Year in 1988.  Shula and Belichick are linked in many ways and you could easily see the Pats Head Coach drawing a wide smile figuring out ways to utilize Tim Tebow. 

In summary, Tim Tebow can be a difference maker in the right situation for a team that does not need him to come in and throw for 350 yards.  The New England Patriots fit this description to the tee. On a team with a coach who sees round holes when others see square pegs, #15 can be a major asset. To Bill Belichick, Tim Tebow is a Swiss Army knife. As a son of a Navy man (Belichick’s Father Steve coached at the Naval Academy from 1956-1989), that is a big compliment.  Pairing Tebow with Belichick and the Patriots roster as well as Brady and McDaniels is a recipe for success.  Bring Tim Tebow to New England and let the Dynasty continue! 

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2 years ago
Very convincing argument. I agree that tebow and the pats would be a perfect fit if tebow was willing to accept no longer being a quarterback, but I don't think he is which is why I don't think it will happen
2 years ago

Thanks for the note and support, Zach. Please continue to follow my articles.
2 years ago
I am not happy with the Pats taking Tebow, however if it will give him a chance to use his incredible talent, then so be it!!
I would dearly love to see him in Houston. The Texan's are my first choice, however they mightg feel that they need noone, which would be a huge oversight. Zach, I don't think Tebow is stupid. He will do the right thing for him. You will see.
2 years ago

Thanks for the comments, Vickie. Texans have a very good BU in TJ Yates so I think u r ok.
2 years ago
I agre with Zach, although he would make a helluva linebacker!
2 years ago

Thanks for the note and support, Doug.
2 years ago
Houston? McNair doesn't do circus. Pollard and Babin are testament to that. NE is closest to WWE HQ in case he wants to moonlight.
With Al Davis gone, rest his soul, Jerry Jones, maybe Bud Adams or the Eagles are the remaining vanguards of dysfunction and hucksterism. I agree he's a good prospect@ LB or even safety if he's fast enough. Lots of baggage and distractions.
2 years ago

Thanks for the comments, Doug. Agree on your bad boy teams but please add the Detroit Lions to the list. Felons are us.LOL
2 years ago
What do you mean they don't have a back up QB on the roster? Ryan Mallet is a legit QB (1st round pick value) and future star in the league. Has tremendous value for Pats to trade or keep for the future.
2 years ago

Thanks for the comment, Mike. Not sold on Mallet, dropped due to character concerns. An arm more than a player. I think the Pats will add a vet BU(Matt Cassell?) and/or Tebow will be a name talked about.
2 years ago

Yeah, Mallett is still a big question mark. Although they kept him over Hoyer. But I think Bellichick will look to improve that position if possible, either Tebow or draft picks.
2 years ago
I didn't say the Texans would go after Tebow, I only said that I wish he would land here. He is going to be one heck of a player, but first he has to be played. I was wishful thinking that the Texans would take him. Believe me if a team gets serious about taking him, he will be a biggie, as he is ready willing and more than able to work and make that team one of the best. Using him all over as stated before, would indeed give any opposing team heartburn and ulcers just trying to keep up with him. I just hate to see a great talent go to waste because of some stupid reasoning about his Christianity or whatever some coaches (ie. Ryan) can dream up. Sure didn't do the Jets any good warming the bench all season, while standing by a QB that kept going downward all season. Just sayin.......
2 years ago
I toyed with the idea late this season when Ryan wasn't going to let Tim QB. He would make a versicle secret weapon for the Pats, even back up quarterback under TB's tutelage.
I agree Tom Terrific probably won't be playing in 2075 LOL
It's sad TT is got the crappy end of the stick with the Jets. He did okay in Denver when they needed him. I agree with Zach, I don't think Tebow would want to remain a side-kick gimmick.

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