Tim Tebow is the Obvious Choice to Backup Tom Brady in New England

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Tim Tebow is the Obvious Choice to Backup Tom Brady in New England

The New Eng­land Patri­ots shocked their fan­base today trad­ing backup quar­ter­back Jimmy Garop­polo to the win­less San Fran­cisco 49ers for a 2nd round draft pick.

This means that of the three backup quar­ter­backs the pats had at the start of the year, none are left, two have been traded and the #4 man Julian Edel­man is out for the year, mean­ing New Eng­land has two weeks (thanks to the bye) to fill that role.

Now while I sus­pect that the 2nd round pick for next year might be used to find the replace­ment for Tom Brady for the 2020 sea­son but for right now we need some­thing dif­fer­ent. Some­one is play­ing shape, who wouldn’t mind being a backup, that you can get inex­pen­sively, some­one who has expe­ri­ence start­ing in the NFL and as we are talk­ing a backup for the Pats, some­one with play­off expe­ri­ence would be a real plus and if it was some­one with at least a lit­tle bit of famil­iar­ity with the sys­tem that would be awesome.

Finally you need some­one with­out a big ego who would add to, rather than dis­rupt the chem­istry in the locker room and that you could release at the end of the year if you decided to go long on QB drafts.

That some­one? Why Tim Tebow of course.

I can hear the cries now: DaT­e­chguy you’re crazy, why on earth would you sign Tebow except to beard all the kneel­ers and their sup­port­ers, and I admit that is an appeal­ing thought but there are a bunch of log­i­cal rea­sons why Tebow is the best choice for the job.

Tebow has been a backup before and would love another chance to play in the NFL. Because of his sea­son play­ing base­ball he is in great phys­i­cal shape, dare I say play­ing shape. He has expe­ri­ence as a start both in the reg­u­lar sea­son and in the play­offs and has had suc­cess in both. Fur­ther­more he was in the Patri­ots camp a few years ago and thus has some famil­iar­ity with the sys­tem so he would be an eas­ier fit as a backup than most peo­ple out there and has a rep­u­ta­tion for hard work that would be a per­fect fit for the Patri­ots way.

Finan­cially not only would the Pats be able to sign him for peanuts (with­out trad­ing any­thing of value) but Tebow is the ulti­mate team player, a plus in the locker room, a hard worker and with so lit­tle ego that the thought of mak­ing trou­ble for Brady or any­one on the team would be the last thing on his mind. Finally if at the end of the sea­son the Patri­ots decided to go a dif­fer­ent route (which they cer­tainly would) he would, rather than com­plain, give a huge thank you to the orga­ni­za­tion for giv­ing him another chance.

Lastly if God for­bid Brady goes down, Tebow has expe­ri­ence in big game both at the col­lege and pro-​level. While not a great mechan­i­cal quar­ter­back he is a leader of men, a per­son cool under pres­sure and most impor­tant of all, he’s lucky and believe me if you lose Tom Brady in to injury dur­ing the play­offs the thing you are going to need more than any­thing else is luck.

For all of these rea­sons if I’m Bill Belichick Tim Tebow is the guy I sign to backup Tom Brady for the last 8 games of the sea­son and the play­offs in the hopes that I don’t have to use him.

Clos­ing thought, if you’re the own­ers of the NFL this is the dream sign­ing that would make the con­ver­sa­tion shift dra­mat­i­cally and stay shifted. It would have the poten­tial to actu­ally bring fans back who are upset. It’s a win win.

The New England Patriots shocked their fanbase today trading backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to the winless San Francisco 49ers for a 2nd round draft pick.

This means that of the three backup quarterbacks the pats had at the start of the year, none are left, two have been traded and the #4 man Julian Edelman is out for the year, meaning New England has two weeks (thanks to the bye) to fill that role.

Now while I suspect that the 2nd round pick for next year might be used to find the replacement for Tom Brady for the 2020 season but for right now we need something different.  Someone is playing shape, who wouldn’t mind being a backup, that you can get inexpensively, someone who has experience starting in the NFL and as we are talking a backup for the Pats, someone with playoff experience would be a real plus and if it was someone with at least a little bit of familiarity with the system that would be awesome.

Finally you need someone without a big ego who would add to,  rather than disrupt the chemistry in the locker room and that you could release at the end of the year if you decided to go long on QB drafts.

That someone?  Why Tim Tebow of course.

I can hear the cries now:  DaTechguy you’re crazy, why on earth would  you sign Tebow except to beard all the  kneelers and their supporters, and I admit that is an appealing thought but there are a bunch of logical reasons why Tebow is the best choice for the job.

Tebow has been a backup before and would love another chance to play in the NFL.  Because of his season playing baseball he is in great physical shape, dare I say playing shape.  He has experience as a start both in the regular season and in the playoffs and has had success in both.  Furthermore he was in the Patriots camp a few years ago and thus has some familiarity with the system so he would be an easier fit as a backup than most people out there and has a reputation for hard work that would be a perfect fit for the Patriots way.

Financially not only would the Pats be able to sign him for peanuts (without trading anything of value) but Tebow is the ultimate team player, a plus in the locker room, a hard worker and with so little ego that the thought of making trouble for Brady or anyone on the team would be the last thing on his mind.  Finally if at the end of the season the Patriots decided to go a different route (which they certainly would) he would,  rather than complain, give a huge thank you to the organization for giving him another chance.

Lastly if God forbid Brady goes down, Tebow has experience in big game both at the college and pro-level.  While not a great mechanical quarterback he is a leader of men, a person cool under pressure and most important of all, he’s lucky and believe me if you lose Tom Brady in to injury during the playoffs the thing you are going to need more than anything else is luck.

For all of these reasons if I’m Bill Belichick Tim Tebow is the guy I sign to backup Tom Brady for the last 8 games of the season and the playoffs in the hopes that I don’t have to use him.

Closing thought, if you’re the owners of the NFL this is the dream signing that would make the conversation shift dramatically and stay shifted.  It would have the potential to actually bring fans back who are upset.  It’s a win win.