Browns need to say no to Tim Tebow
March, 19, 2012
By Jamison Hensley | ESPN.com
Sources have told ESPN that the Denver Broncos will try to trade Tim Tebow once the deal with Peyton Manning becomes official.
Every team that needs a quarterback -- like the Browns -- will get linked in some way to "Tebow-mania." ESPN's Mel Kiper said the Browns "deserve to be thrown into the [Tebow] conversation until they say, 'We're not interested.'"
There's no doubt that Tebow will sell tickets, but he won't win games. He does have a way of creating fourth-quarter magic, and he did beat the Steelers in a playoff game (albeit on 10 completions). You also won't get a better leader or someone with stronger character than Tebow.
But adding Tebow would be the wrong move because his success will be short-lived. His biggest problem is his inaccuracy (47.3 career completion rate). He's a running back who plays quarterback and would be valuable to a team looking to occasionally use a special package (like how teams used the Wildcat). I would actually give Tebow a better chance of being the Steelers' No. 3 quarterback than the Browns' starter.
The Browns seem intent on going with a quarterback competition between Colt McCoy, Seneca Wallace and possibly a rookie draft pick. On a selfish note, it would benefit the blog if Tebow played Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs twice a year considering Suggs' public criticism of Tebow. “They say we were giving him a hard time because he’s a Christian. No, that’s not it!," Suggs told GQ. "We were giving him a hard time because he was terrible.”
Honestly, I don't see the Browns coming anywhere close to the Tebow discussions. The Browns want a franchise quarterback, not a fad one.