In the wake of the news that Tim Tebow was released by the New York Jets early Monday morning, the rumor mills have been busy concocting possible landing places for the former first-round pick of the Denver Broncos.
- New England Patriots – Head coach Bill Belichick has been a vocal fan of Tebow’s skill set. If there was a coach who has embraced project players over the last few years, it has been Belichick. Imagine the ratings for Pats-Jets games
- San Diego Chargers – Mike McCoy was Tebow’s offensive coordinator in Denver back in the day. Could the two create magic once again?
- Seattle Seahawks – Would a read option offense benefit from a mobile quarterback like Tebow as opposed to Brady Quinn?
- Washington Redskins – Same argument as the Seahawks. In the right system, he would fit the bill.
- Oakland Raiders – The team was a victim of Tebow back in the Bronco days of his career. For a team that lacks weapons, would he not at least be worth a look?
- Cleveland Browns – Rob Chudzinski liked to use an option offense when he coached the Carolina Panthers. No one on the current Browns roster looks like they would excel in that kind of offense. If Cleveland would entertain the thought, there could be some value there.
In addition to teams where Tebow could possibly land, there has already been a list of teams which have shot down the idea of adding a media circus like Tebow to the locker room. Here’s a list of teams that have already said “no, thank you” to Tebow:
- Jacksonville Jaguars – This one comes as a bit of a shocker. The Jags always felt like the fallback team that, in the worst case, would open their arms for the hometown collegiate hero. According to Shad Khan, the Jaguars’ plans “do not include Tim Tebow.”
- San Francisco 49ers – Despite how often Jim Harbaugh loves to get Colin Kaepernick out of the pocket, the team has no desire to bring in a media storm like Tebow, according to Matt Maiocco of Comcast SportsNet Bay Area.
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Pro Football Talk reports that you can scratch another Florida team off the list of potential suitors for Tebow. The Bucs reportedly have “no interest” interest in signing Tebow, which makes sense because they drafted Mike Glennon just a few days ago.
- Philadelphia Eagles – Reuben Frank of CSNPhilly.com reports that the Eagles no interest in Tebow as well. They have plenty of quarterbacks on their roster, so there’s really just no room for Tebow.
- Chicago Bears – Marc Trestman sounded like he would be open to the possibility of adding someone to help create a more versatile offense, but ESPNChicago.com is reporting the Bears as a franchise never had an interest in acquiring Tebow.