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For Tim Tebow, faith overcomes logic

Can we all safely assume that if Bill Belichick can't figure out a use for Tim Tebow, no one will?

For Tim Tebow, faith overcomes logic

Can we all safely assume that if Bill Belichick can't figure out a use for Tim Tebow, no one will? After all, we're talking about the guy who put both Troy Brown and Julian Edelman in at cornerback, and penned 10 touchdown plays to linebacker Mike Vrabel.

It's time for Tebow to make a choice. At 26, he needs to let go of his dream of being an NFL quarterback. John Elway knew he didn't have what it took to be a quarterback in this league two years ago. Now Belichick has confirmed it.

Unfortunately for Tebow, he no longer has the speed to play a skill position, so any talk of him becoming a tight end or an h-back is senseless. And you can forget Canada. According to Warren Moon, the CFL isn't a viable option for Tebow, where a larger field and just three downs force quarterbacks to throw more.

"That's his biggest problem, just being able to complete passes, be an accurate passer," Moon said in an interview with KILT-AM in Houston back in May. "I think he's a really good athlete playing the position, but I don't think that's enough sometimes."

About the only option I can see is if an Arena league team wants to use Tebow on their small indoor field as a prop to sell tickets and advertise the league. Jaws already offered Tebow a job with the Soul... maybe it's time for him to seriously consider it.

Unfortunately, there's no sign Tebow is set to give up trying to be a quarterback in the NFL. He tweeted on Saturday, "I will remain in relentless pursuit of continuing my lifelong dream of being an NFL quarterback."

That's the problem with faith... sometimes it can overcome logic. The only team that I could see possibly taking a flyer on Tebow would be Buffalo. Due to injuries, they may be forced to start undrafted free agent Jeff Tuel at quarterback in week 1 against the Patriots, so maybe Tebow can give him some inside information the way Lawyer Milloy did when he signed with the Bills back in 2003.

But the Bills just drafted Florida State quarterback EJ Manuel in the first round, and I'm sure the new coaching staff don't want to have to deal with rabid fans who still proudly sport Doug Flutie jerseys demanding to give Tebow a chance.

Jacksonville could sign him. He'd still be a terrible quarterback, but hey... at least they'd sell tickets.

One interesting sidenote in Tebow's release is that of the last seven Heisman-winning quarterbacks (not including Manziel), only three remain in the league: Robert Griffin III, Cam Newton and Sam Bradford.

The previous four Heisman winners were Tebow, Troy Smith, Matt Leinart (just cut by the Bills) and Jason White (who was only the third Heisman trophy winner not to be drafted).

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