The Buffalo Bills landed arguably the biggest free agent in this year’s class other than QB Peyton Manning, could they also land QB Tim Tebow and if so, would he be a good fit? After Peyton Manning agreed in principal with the Denver Broncos yesterday, the Broncos are now expected to entertain trade offers for QB Tim Tebow. At the right price, Tebow might be a very good fit for the Buffalo Bills.
Head coach Chan Gailey has a very good reputation for working with quarterbacks. Tim Tebow comes at a very salary cap friendly number. Tebow would add even more excitement to the Bills fanbase, a fanbase already energized after the signing of DE Mario Williams. The Buffalo Bills current backup quarterback, Tyler Thigpen is at best, unremarkable.
If I were the Bills, I would explore options to bring in Tebow and in the role of a wildcat-slash style quarterback. Buffalo has a solid rushing attack with Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller. Spiller came on late last season when given the opportunity to start due to Jackson’s season ending injury.
Tebow is a large-bodied football player. He possess great running skills. I could envision him playing in an H-Back role, carrying the ball at the goal line or even lining up as a tight end in a two-tightend set. Tebow out of the shotgun with Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller in a wildcat set, would be very interesting to watch.
The largest question surrounding Tim Tebow seems to be now, how much is his value in a trade? Most teams in need of a backup quarterback have already added one in free agency. Starting quarterback positions have all been addressed, with the exception of San Francisco 49ers as they await the possible re-signing of QB Alex Smith.
I’m not suggesting that the Buffalo Bills surrender a king’s ransom for Tebow but if he could be had for a fourth round pick, the Bills could add a versatile player which could contribute in a variety of ways on offense and add some local excitement. The added boost in merchandise sales couldn’t hurt either.