On Saturday August 31, the New England Patriots released Tim Tebow as they cut down their roster to 53. According to NFL.com Tebow had a better shot of making New England’s roster over anyplace else. With his former head coach, Josh McDaniels who drafted Tebow as the offensive coordinator, it should have been a foregone conclusion that he would make the team. However, Tebow did not progress enough for the Patriots to waste a roster spot with a third quarterback.
Earlier in the week, Examiner.com discussed a couple places stood out of where Tim Tebow could wind up if he was cut by the Patriots. It seems like the best spot would be out west in Oakland. The Raiders have legitimate quarterback concerns, and Tim Tebow actually did help the current Raiders head coach make the playoffs. Dennis Allen was the defensive coordinator before taking the job two years ago. Could there be any reuniting going on?
While Tim Tebow struggles to make an NFL roster, other quarterbacks have willingly moved to other positions because they’ve never even received the chance. The only quarterback that was more opposed to a position change is another Heisman winner, ironically enough.
Former Nebraska quarterback, Eric Crouch would rather quit a team than play other positions or be a backup. While Tebow had more opportunities to play quarterback, neither guy was willing to fully embrace a position change.
It’s kind of like telling a girl you want her to be happy. Yet, really what you’re really saying is “I only want you to be happy with me.” There’s quite a difference between saying you’ll do anything for a team and actually doing it. It’s not known if Tebow was offered a hybrid position change, but if he’s looking to make a roster, he may have to reevaluate his quarterback worth.
For now Tebow is not with a team, but it is advisable that the Raiders take a look.