Let’s Put Tim Tebow on the Packers

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Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow

Total insanity, right? Tim Tebow on the Green Bay Packers?

Probably, but the thought popped up after reading something the usually-bloviated Peter King wrote yesterday in a response to a comment that Tebow would be the same failure in the CFL he is in the NFL.

That is, the only way Tebow has any chance of succeeding as a quarterback in the NFL is if he ends up on a team with a coach known for mentoring quarterbacks. Specifically, those teams would include New Orleans (Sean Payton), San Francisco (Jim Harbaugh) and Green Bay with Mike McCarthy.

Tebow’s issue has always been accuracy, but you have to think if anyone is going to make anything of him, it has to be McCarthy.

Does it make sense that the Packers will take the time for this experiment? A little.

Graham Harrell hasn’t inspired a lot of confidence as the team’s No. 2 quarterback. Although Tebow couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn, he has shown a knack for winning (7-4 as a starter in Denver in 2011).

He also brings a running threat to the quarterback position.

Tebow should also be available for no compensation. The New York Jets traded for Tebow last offseason, but are expected to release him if they can’t trade him. Currently, there is no market for Tebow’s services.

The downside to such a marriage is dual.

If Aaron Rodgers goes down, the Packers aren’t likely to change their offense to the read-option style Tebow would be most successful in. McCarthy and change do not go hand in hand.

The second drawback is the whole Jesus Boy circus Tebow brings with him. Tebow is an outspoken Christian nutjob. That’s made him really popular — so much so that ESPN had a special team covering Jets training camp last year.

The Packers aren’t known for putting up with such tomfoolery.

Is any NFL team? That remains to be seen.

If Tebow wants to stay in the NFL he’d be wise to take whatever sort of deal he can get in order to work with a coach who can develop him.

About The Author

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

41 Comments on "Let’s Put Tim Tebow on the Packers"

  1. Vijay

    Since he is God’s only son reborn unto this Earth, the market for him to quit football and join a missionary overseas–say, Libya or Syria is ripe. He could explain to other Muslim brethren the advantages of living a Christian life over a Muslim life and make new friends along the way. Or die…either way.

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  3. What a waste of a web page… Sorry nobody cares about tebow and I can confidently speak for the packer organization and say not a chance in hell would we waste time/money on him.

    • Phatgzus

      No one care yet this page has one of the highest comment totals I’ve seen since the playoff exit; sad but its veracity is inexorable, the media has conditioned us ell.

  4. cd4packers

    Not gonna happen. Packers would never bring a player like Tebow onto the team. The biggest reason imo is because they would not want the media circus going on 24/7. The Packers are not the Jets…they don’t enjoy a dog and pony show like Rex and company does. And all the time and effort it would take to develop him would not be worth it…and who knows how long that would take and if it would even work. No thanks. lol

  5. Phillthy

    Not gonna lie I would like this, may develop him into a better passer (anythings better then Harrel) and could only improve our running game and expand the possibilities of our offense.

    • Phatgzus

      He’s a fullback, that’s all he’ll ever be, he can’t throw well enough to be a QB in the NFL, unless it’s a trick play.

  6. MadCity Packer Fan

    If the team he ends up with him do not accept Jesus as they’re lord and savior they are going to hell! Take him Canada! I doubt any NFL teams are going to be interested.

  7. Shawn Iltarion

    The Packers don’t do “distractions.”

    So, how exactly is Tebow a “christian nutjob”? That is pretty offensive, actually.

  8. cd4packers

    I like Tebow. I mean he is a good guy. He has his own charity and raises thousands of dollars for children. He is a nice guy who has a positive attitude about life and he loves football. He is dedicated, loyal, and hard working. In fact there are very few bad things you can say about Tebow. Yet some ignorant people chose to hate on him for no reason other than the fact that he is a Christian. Yes, he is outspoken and he can be overbearing…but I doubt that you will find very many people more passionate than Tim Tebow. I think for those reasons Elway utilized Tebow correctly and he got the best out of him…he got Tebows best and he knew he would. Because Tebow is the kind of man …who will give his all unselfishly. Ryan on the other hand simply used Tebow for publicity purposes and look how that turn out for the Jets? I enjoyed watching Tebow play for the Gators…and for the Broncos…but he turned into a joke when he went to the Jets. I have never been a fan of the Jets…but now I have lost all respect for that organization. Who knows what will happen to Tebow? One thing is for sure..he will not be a Packer. He is lacking in QB skills and after all this time I doubt that his bad habits can be changed..but you never know…he is a strong person with a lot of drive and determination. I wish him the best. No, I am not a Tebow lover MXZ…lol…but give the man his dues.

  9. SA packerfan

    Anyone who evangelizes to me is a religious nutjob. I don’t need it ever and sure as hell don’t need it on my football team. I would rather lose than get preached. Hell no to Tebow!

  10. BG Realitycheck

    “Jesus Boy”, “Christian nutjob”, wow could your religious bigotry possibly be more evident! Regarding “hitting the broad side of a barn”, I am sorry that you have bit the horse dung spewed by the other haters. The Jets in their “wisdom” allowed him to throw 8 times last year. One was thrown away wisely because everyone was covered, one went right through the hands of a well covered receiver 25 yards down the field, and the other 6 were receptions. Tebow will be a bargain and an asset for whatever team has the testicular fortitude to buck the commentator brain trust and pick him up.

    • Shawn Iltarion

      No, Christians are offended by the term “Christian nutjob.”

      If I am a “nutjob,” then everyone is a fricking nutjob, and therefore the word has no meaning.

      If Tebow is a “nutjob,” then every player who started an interview with “I first want to thank God” or “I want to give the credit to Jesus Christ” are also nutjobs. Meaning, about half the players in the league are nutjobs.

  11. mxz600

    I’ll give Tebow his due….He’s terrible, and has gotten the most undeserving credit iv’e ever seen. he seem’s to talk a lot more about having a platform in the NFL, to speak of God. Than he talks about being a NFL player. He should go teach Sunday school, and stop pretending to be anyone of relevance in the NFL.

  12. pakersfan in SoTexas

    Couple of comments about Monty’s rather interesting discussion…Tebow may irritate but he has a proven track record of winning with the right coach. Do we need him in the QB position to win games…well…I don’t think so but much like a Charlie Batch at Pissburg we could use a long term hard working…green collar kind of QB to step in when needed. And Mike Mccarthy could have a worse student…can anyone say Graham Herrel? Who’s hair brain idea was that one…

  13. pakersfan in SoTexas

    On and as a Christian myself I don’t mind being called a Christian nutjob…just saying…

  14. cd4packers

    Well yah, I didn’t mean give him his due in regard to playing football. Because there isn’t really any to give. I was just saying I am not a Tebow fanatic. lol

  15. bdhustle

    Doubt that anyone could turn Tebow into a successful NFL QB, running a standard NFL offense. It would be interesting to see MM try though. Always thought it would be interesting to see what MM could do with a highly drafted, supposedly talented college QB who has flopped in the NFL. Example would be someone like Sanchez, if cut in another year and willing to sign 1 year minimum salary contract.

  16. longtimepackersfanin Texas

    As I was trying to say before this is an interesting feed that Monty has established…no way this happens…but…it wouldn’t be the worse thing either. I understand that his whole persona can be somewhat overbearing but then I think of others who have been worse through the years…say Deion for one. Any way, he does have one thing going for him that many of the QB’s in the league do not and that is he has been proven a winner with the right coach in college and in the NFL…not great stats but a great work ethic. The coach needs someone to mentor and it is not Herrell…any way Tebow could easily be a blue-collar type of long term backup like a Charlie Batch at Pissburg. Been watching the Pack since 1960…that is as far back as I can remember..so I am just saying we could do worse.

  17. longtimepackersfanin Texas

    Oh and one more thing…I am a christian and I don’t mind being called a nutjob. At least i am noticed for something that makes people talk…just saying!!

  18. Richardthepackersfan

    You called Tebow a “Christian nutjob”. If that’s how you feel about Christians (that we’re nutjobs) then I’m done with your stupid Website. I’ll get my Packers news elsewhere.

  19. Bradtheboldguy

    How foolish is God’s Kingdom to the the World.. You can’t understand it because Tebow has God’s gift of a new spirit. Tebow is just being bold in his faith in God.

  20. Bradtheboldguy

    When the Packers won the Super Bowl with Favre and Reggie.. many players were also Christians… not much too say now

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