What are the Chances of Tim Tebow Going to the Cleveland Browns?


Barring any major snags in a deal, it looks as though Peyton Manning will be the next quarterback of the Denver Broncos. That also means that Tim Tebow is on the trading block.

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.


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  • Jimmy DiDago

     Hopefully many Browns fans will read this article and this crazy idea will rest quickly. Wishful thinking, I suppose.
     A couple of other things to consider also.
     With the release of Kyle Orton last season and Quinn bolting for KC this year, Denver does not have a viable back up should Manning sputter. Methinks also that the FO in Denver believes that Manning will be good for a couple more years and mentor Tebow on overcoming his inconsistencies. Tebow’s no dummy for sure.
     The only other option may be to get what they can for him and draft a young pupil for Manning. But, after Luck and RG3, there is only Tannehill (won’t fall to them), Weeden (too old for this), Foles, Cousins and Osweiler (no better than Tebow outside of price). Then again, crazier things have happened.

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  • dawgpounddaily

     @Jimmy DiDago You bring up a good point. Not many people consider the fact that beyond Manning, the Broncos do not have anything in terms of a backup. I’m not sure why they’re so willing to dump Tebow, because they won’t get much in return and Manning won’t be there more than a few seasons. They could be setting themselves up for a big mess a few years down the road. Anything for a Super Bowl…