Tim Tebow hasn’t played a down in the NFL since he was with the New York Jets in 2012. He spent some preseason time with the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles, but never made it into the regular season with them. Rumors have persisted that he would be signed by another team, but it has yet to happen. Now, they’re starting up again and Tebow is reportedly connected to the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers.
Now, Tebow is an NFL analyst, college football commentator, and host for numerous daytime talk shows and events. Still, he has the talent, youth, and ability to contribute to a team in the NFL, and could likely help out a few of them as well.
The Gospel Herald reports that there are two teams out there which are already giving Tim Tebow some looks and could bring him for at least training camp. If the talk ends up being true, then the Cowboys are going in two different directions in their reported interests in Tebow and Johnny Manziel.
2015 was a season of complete disappointment for the Cowboys and 49ers alike. Dallas suffered injury after injury and ended up in last place in the NFC East. Tony Romo missed almost the entire season and Dez Bryant was right there with him.
Tony Romo suffered two serious collarbone injuries in 2015 and he’s not getting any younger. It’s obvious that the Cowboys don’t currently have his replacement on the roster as Brandon Weeden has come and gone while Matt Cassel and Kellen Moore could do no better.
The Cowboys could very well draft a quarterback in April, and he could learn behind Romo for a few years. After a 4-12 record though, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has let it be known that everyone on the team will be evaluated and no one is totally safe, per ESPN.
Even Tony Romo knows that changes need to be made and the draft could be where the Cowboys do that.
“We’re going to evaluate everybody and the organization is going to look at who to take and they’re going to take the best player. If the best player there is a quarterback, then that’s what our team needs. Our team needs good players. That’s what we need. And if it’s the best player at a different position … I’m just obviously a player on the football team and I don’t have to make those decisions, and I’m glad. My job is go out and get better and make sure this team wins next year. And I’m going to do everything in my power to ensure that.”
The San Francisco 49ers didn’t do much better in 2015 as they finished with a 5-11 record and saw a change in quarterback as well. Blaine Gabbert appears to be their starter going forward and Colin Kaepernick may not even be on the team at all next season.
Now, it’s not entirely surprising that the Niners would look at Tim Tebow because the loss of Kaepernick means they want to bring in another quarterback similar to him in style. Not only that, former Eagles coach Chip Kelly now guides the 49ers and he liked Tebow in the past, but the quarterback position was simply overstocked in Philly.
Doug Pederson was just hired as the new head coach of the Eagles, and Tim Tebow is rumored to not be so interested in returning to the team. It’s obvious that Sam Bradford and Mark Sanchez didn’t do what needed to be done for success, and Philadelphia is liking looking at quarterbacks too.
The San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys both need to make some big-time changes in the offseason, and a starting quarterback could be the beginning. Well, a good back-up wouldn’t hurt either. Tim Tebow is happy doing what he’s doing, but he would love to return to the field and play again.
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