Tim Tebow to the Cleveland Browns needs to happen
The Cleveland Browns love tight ends, and now, Tim Tebow is apparently a tight end. Sounds like a match made in heaven, right?
Who looks good in orange, can (apparently) play head coach Kevin Stefanski’s favorite position (tight end), and has a direct line to Jesus? If you guessed Tim Tebow, you’re the lucky winner of a signed Dwayne Rudd helmet.
News dropped late Thursday afternoon that Tebow, a career 48% passer, recently worked out for Jacksonville at tight end. Now 32 years old (will be 33 before the season begins), the quarterback turned left fielder, turned author, turned broadcaster is interested in an NFL comeback. He last took a regular-season snap in 2012 for the Jets.
Though the former Heisman winner seems to be angling for a shot with his hometown Jaguars, Cleveland seems like a natural fit.
First and foremost, Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski loves tight ends more than 13-year-old girls love TikTok. The reigning NFL Coach of the Year uses multiple tight end formations more than any team in the league. Not to mention, despite seemingly having plenty of depth at the position, Cleveland invested heavily in the position last off-season by signing Austin Hooper and drafting Harrison Bryant. Why not throw another body in the mix?
Clearly, Stefanski isn’t shy about having players other than his quarterback toss the rock. Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham Jr. combined to attempt five passes last fall (all completions by the way). Who better to run the tight end pass than a two-time All-American college quarterback?
Maybe the most important reason why Tebow needs to wear orange and brown this fall – he’s a Steeler killer. His most memorable NFL moment came in his second season when he led the Broncos to a walk-off upset of Pittsburgh in the first round of the 2011 playoffs. The 80-yard game-winning touchdown pass occurred on the first play from scrimmage in overtime. Nine months later, hundreds of baby “Tim’s” were birthed in Cleveland area hospitals.
If the reasons above aren’t reason enough to convince GM Andrew Berry and the Cleveland brass to bring Tebow Mania to The Land, they should consider the potential impact he can have on their Pro Sports neighbors, the Indians, and Cavaliers.
Even casual Indians fans know that the team could use all the outfield and hitting help they can get. Who wouldn’t want a career .224 hitter roaming around Progressive Field to stay in football shape during the offseason? And chances are Tebow would be able to moonlight some with the Cavs. Because if anyone’s been watching, they could use all the prayers they can get.
If you’re in Cleveland, don’t bother checking your watch, just know that it’s Tebow time.