Ravens probably won't be a landing spot for Tim Tebow
By By Aaron Wilson
The Baltimore Sun|
Apr 30, 2013 | 4:31 PM
The New York Jets' experiment with quarterback Tim Tebow was a colossal failure, an exercise in frustration for the former Heisman Trophy winner who was released Monday.
The Ravens, like the majority of their NFL colleagues, are not likely to be a potential destination for the former Florida star.
Tebow is a charismatic, athletic scrambler who makes plays happen with his feet, but he's also an inaccurate passer who's not suited for a Ravens offense that already has a franchise quarterback in Joe Flacco and a mobile dual-threat backup in Tyrod Taylor.
This isn't a fit, and the Ravens already have a third quarterback in Caleb Hanie.
Perhaps Tebow could find a home in the Canadian Football League, where the Montreal Alouettes still own his rights.
Tebow is a genuinely good guy who has the ability to play other positions, like fullback, tailback, tight end and slot receiver as well as special teams. However, he's unwilling to make a permanent position shift from quarterback.
That reluctance to move limits his career options.
Where Tebow might really thrive when he's done playing is as a college football analyst as well as continuing to be a popular speaker with his message about his strong religious faith.
At least Tebow had his college glory days with the Gators and the time when he led the Denver Broncos on a dramatic playoff run that included a postseason victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.