While many think that Tebow could wind up back in the state of Florida with either the Miami Dolphins or Jacksonville Jaguars, there are a number of other teams with varying degrees of quarterback needs that could acquire him as well.
The Cleveland Browns are one of those teams. Colt McCoy is the current starter, but to say that he doesn’t seem to excite the front office of fan base at this point is an understatement. Still though, trading for Tebow would be a worthless decision for the Browns to make, one that results in the waste of a draft pick and creates an unnecessary media circus.
Surely no one is simply resting on the fact that Tebow “got the Broncos to the playoffs,” right? Granted, it was his throw to Demaryius Thomas that won the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but everyone was a witness to the demolition that was the Broncos’ next game against the New England Patriots. And certainly everyone was a weekly witness to Tebow’s struggles during the regular season.
There is no denying that Tebow is a talented football player, but his skills at quarterback are limited and have been blown out of proportion by the media’s infatuation with him. For the Browns, a team with an abysmal offense already, what would acquiring Tebow even accomplish? If McCoy gets hurt again, what makes Tebow that much better than, say, Seneca Wallace?
One can argue that acquiring Tebow would likely only cost a mid-round draft pick, and that a move like that comes with little to no risk, but it’s laughable to think that Tebow could make any sort of significant difference on the Browns.
The sooner the world understands Tebow’s role and talents within the game of football, the better off we will all be. He commands respect for being an inspiration to so many people, but that isn’t going to bring the Browns – or any football team – any closer to a championship.