Despite media hype, it could be a long Summer for newly released Quarterback.
After being released by the New York Jets on Monday, Quarterback Tim Tebow must come to the realisation that he will have a long Summer ahead of him, as he tries to convince teams that he is worth a spot on their roster.
Despite the glittering college career in Florida and the Tebow Time phenomenon during his second year with the Denver Broncos, his torrid time with the New York Jets has almost put an end to his chances of being a legitimate starter at the NFL level.
Now he must sell himself to prospective teams who may just need a second or third string Quarterback for the 2013 season, and explain why he is the ideal candidate.
The most obvious and consistently talked about location is Jacksonville. Tebow played his college just 100 miles away in Gainesville, and is a hero to those in the area. While the Jaguars do not have much depth behind Blaine Gabbert, they were not willing to give up any draft picks for the former Jet, yet with no asking fee, they may just take that gamble.
He could see a return to former team Denver. While any playing time is irrelevant so long as Peyton Manning is with the team, a sense of familiar surroundings and the ability to learn from one of the best ever could help get his career back on track.
The dark horse in this could be Atlanta. Tebow’s strong work ethic and his desire to learn and help the team in any way possible fits the team’s mantra perfectly, and while the team drafted Sean Renfree to come in a challenge for the backup role, there seem’s to be no reason why he can’t go in and make a stake for the third string backup.
Then again, he may never see any interest, which is a possibility, and if that does happen, a career as a college commentator for ESPN now doubt awaits him.