We’re debuting a new feature here at Dawg Pound Daily, called Dawg Bites. Every week, the DPD staff will get together and debate a topic in the football world, offering some unique commentary.
Today, we discuss the man who has seemingly become the most talked-about player in NFL history – Tim Tebow. While he was traded to the New York Jets earlier this week, some of us wonder whether the Cleveland Browns should have made a run at Tebow. Others aren’t so sure.
I’d take Tim Tebow every day of the week and twice on Sunday. This isn’t really about whether he would be a better quarterback in Cleveland than Colt McCoy, or if he would be a distraction; this is about the Browns’ fight to stay relevant. They very clearly are waiting for the right moment to launch their window of opportunity. Last season was a year building up to that, and now that they’ve missed out on Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III, they’ll spend another season positioning themselves for the future to begin. Tim Tebow is not the future at quarterback for this franchise, he’s a gimmick to get it through another year. At this rate the Browns are going to need help selling tickets and they aren’t nabbing any nationally televised games either.
Trading for his Lordship would have only cost the team a fourth- or fifth-round pick, and as a backup to McCoy, he provides far more intrigue and upside than Seneca Wallace does as the Browns’ quest for a long-term answer continues. To that, Colt McCoy has been injurred in each of the last three seasons (two pro, one college) and in the AFC North I’m not betting on his health. Wouldn’t it be more interesting to spend the week talking about Tim Tebow getting a start as opposed to Seneca Wallace?