Tim Tebow has his pro day this afternoon and received a lot of praise for his efforts in correcting some of his mechanic flaws. Now, it's been well documented that smileyman and myself, among others, have had debate on both sides of the spectrum on whether or not he will amount to anything in the NFL. I have probably been one of Tebow's biggest critics, but as of late, I have been forming a not so biased opinion of him the more and more I see him work diligently to reach new heights. One thing most people acknowledged before was Tim Tebow's incredible work ethic, but today he really showed just how much hard work can pay off.
However, with that being said, it would be ill advised for Tebow to start anywhere immediately. His best chances of success will be to sit back and learn behind a veteran quarterback. Some of the pundits today mentioned that he needs to get in to a place like New England or Indy where he can soak up information and then take over once Brady or Manning hang 'em up. The Patriots have four picks in the first two rounds, so they could easily afford to spend one of those picks on him if he falls to those spots (22nd pick, 44th pick, 48th pick, and the 53rd pick). While neither of these teams may not persue Tebow, someone will take a chance on him. I really am thinking his success is contingent much on what team selects him. If he goes to an organization that is failing, it may not be the best situation for him to start out in.
The one thing that I will say about Tebow, is that he sure does know how to take things with a grain of salt and turn it in to something positive. He is a smart kid and he has been proving a lot of the critics (including myself) wrong. I find myself more and more intrigued with how he will develop at the next level. If the tangibles can meet up with the intagibles somewhere along the line of progress, he can be a effective quarterback someday.
Okay, now let me have my lumps... just make sure that you're careful about it, because there is still the chance that he may not pan out to anything.
Tim Tebow throwing at his Pro Day in front of scouts and coaches March 17th, 2010.
What team do you think will persue Tim Tebow as their quarterback of the future?