NFL: Can Tim Tebow Succeed in the NFL? Well, Maybe Not as a Quarterback.

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He excelled at the college level, specifically because of his style of playing. He used mixtures of the spread-option, read-option, and even the triple-option at times.

That’s a style of playing that will always stay in college. Defenses in the NFL are too fast, and too physical to rely on using forms of the option as your main offensive formations.

They’ll just stack seven or eight players in the box every time.

While Tebow may never wildly succeed as a starting quarterback, that’s not to say he can’t perform well in another position.

Couldn’t he easily make the switch to running back? In the offense he runs in the wildcat, literally everyone in the stadium knows he’s going to run. Yet, he still gains 5 yards every play. That says something about his footwork, speed, and physical ability to break tackles.

As a featured running back, those skills would allow him to make a fairly simple adjustment after some repetitions in the position.

Or a tight-end? The physical ability that he has would absolutely help him in mismatches against linebackers. The position would be a bit more difficult to adjust to, but it’s certainly an option.

Even a half-back, which is basically a combination of a running back, full back, and a tight-end.

Any of those three combinations would allow Tim Tebow to better use his skill set that he brings to the field.

If he chooses to keep these options open, who knows? He might not have to sit on the bench all game.

 

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