The Jacksonville Jaguars put an end to all the speculation and rumors that the franchise would be bringing in Tim Tebow next season. Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell told reporters yesterday that there would be open competition at the quarterback position next season, but it won’t include Tim Tebow. With a release likely coming from the New York Jets, what does the future hold now for the southpaw signal caller?
The speculation linking Tebow to the Jaguars did make sense for a variety of reasons, but his chances of competing now for a starting job on another team now is greatly diminished. It’s doubtful that Andy Reid would be interested in Tebow to lead the Chiefs next season. Arizona is in need of a quarterback, but there is not a head coach in place yet.
One team that might be interested in Tebow could be the Buffalo Bills. Doug Marrone runs an up-temp, no-huddle version of the K-Gun offense the Bills ran in the 1990’s under QB Jim Kelly. Buffalo just hired former Jets defensive coordinator Mike Pettine. Pettine is familiar with Tebow and could be advising Marrone on whether or not he’d be a good fit for his offense.
Buffalo could be moving on from Ryan Fitzpatrick and there was speculation that the Bills might attempt to bring in Michael Vick after his eventual release from the Philadelphia Eagles. That speculation was swirling however when Chan Gailey was still the head coach of the Bills.
Possible landing spots for Tebow are running out. If he wishes to remain in the NFL, he might seriously have to consider a position change, perhaps moving into the role of H-Back or tight end.