ASHBURN, Va. (CBSDC) — When Tim Tebow entered the NFL in 2010 many believed he would need to transition into a tight end or fullback to have a successful professional career. Flash forward three seasons and there are more than a handful who continue to support that notion.
This past season did little to shake their beliefs.
The New York Jets’ experiment with the former Florida quarterback proved to be nothing short of disastrous. The decision to bring in Tebow helped contribute to the departures of G.M. Mike Tannenbaum and beloved superfan “Fireman” Ed Anzalone, who retired from leading the Meadowlands in chants of “J-E-T-S” after 26 seasons.
Rex Ryan remains the Jets head coach, but it will be a quasi-Twilight Zone situation if Tebow is on the Northern New Jersey sidelines next year.
So if not New York, where? And if not quarterback, what?
Washington Redskins defensive end Adam Carriker believes Tebow is destined to remain in the NFL and as a quarterback… not that he couldn’t make it at another position.
“I think he’s just a football player,” Carriker said on his radio show, 4th & Pain. “I think he could play as a big third down back or a fullback… He could even go play linebacker if he wanted, but I honestly believe he took a team that was 1-4 … he took that team to the playoffs.”
As for New York?
Carriker says Tebow’s time there cannot be considered a failure because he was not given a fair shot.
“To me, the guy should still get a shot as a quarterback,” he said. “The guy can still play.”
And the logic for giving him a shot? Tebow Time.
“He is known for being clutch in the fourth quarter,” Carriker says. “He is known for coming up big in the biggest moment of the games. So why not bring him in?”