Dec 30, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow (15) passes the ball before the game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Tim Tebow to Saints Picking Up Steam in the Media

December 9, 2012; Jacksonville, FL, USA; New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow (15) warms up before the game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the New York Jets at EverBank Field. The Jets defeated the Jaguars 17-10. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

When the New York Jets released Tim Tebow after the 2013 NFL draft, every fan in the world knew their favorite team would be caught up in rumors and speculation about the possibility of Tebow signing on to play quarterback.

Not many thought the New Orleans Saints would be caught up in Tebowmania, but they are.

Tebow is still on the job hunt, and the Saints continue to pop up. This time it’s Yahoo’s Jason Cole, who says the Saints might have exactly what Tebow is looking for:



Now, before you go over to Twitter and tell Jason how much you hate his life, what he is saying isn’t the most illogical notion in the world.

After all, the Saints do have a great quarterback Tebow can learn from in Drew Brees. There’s a great head coach in Sean Payton. Taken at face value, Jason is correct.

That doesn’t mean it will happen.

First of all, Tebow may be unable to fix. Several coaching staffs have tried to get him to change his throwing motion. He hasn’t. Several have attempted to teach him how to effectively progress through reads rather than tucking the ball in and running as an alternative to throwing. He hasn’t.

The point is, even Brees and Payton may not be able to fix Tebow. He’s already 25-years-old. By the time Brees hangs up the cleats, Tebow is going to be getting up there in age anyway.

Secondly, Payton and Co. are smarter than that. They have two veterans in Seneca Wallace and Luke McCown and an undrafted rookie named Ryan Griffin who already has a decent grasp on the Saints’ offense thanks to his collegiate offense.

The last thing the Saints coaching staff wants if for Brees to get hurt and have to resort to Tebow playing quarterback. Keeping two quarterbacks on the roster is the norm these days, to Tebow would be the guy if Brees got hurt. The problem is, Tebow doesn’t fit the offense in New Orleans because it relies on quick reads and getting the ball out fast — two things he can’t do.

You shouldn’t be surprised that the Saints keep popping up as a place Tebow could land. However, you should be shocked if he actually does come to New Orleans. It doesn’t look likely for the reasons mentioned above, but crazier things have happened.


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  • 911willie

    Not the Veteran to back up Drew and come in if he were to go down; Not the Rookie to Come in and learn and one day succeed Drew; Therefore NOT worth the roster spot.

    • Chris Roling

      Thanks for reading!

  • Rodney Guidry

    NEVER WILL HAPPEN! Sean Payton knows a good QB and Tebow is not. Saints would not waste their time with Tebow. Bottom Line, he will not be a New Orleans Saint. He needs to seriously consider the TE position.

    • Jackson Furst

      I disagree, I think Sean Payton is the kind of coach who would see the value in Tim Tebow.

      • J. Vincent

        He Can Not throw!

    • Chris Roling

      Would you sign him if he wanted to play TE?

      • J. Vincent

        Why?… This is not a H.S. program where coaches can shape and teach. This is the NFL!…You receive opportunities based on your performances in College; when and where did Mr. Tebow ever play TE?

  • octavia a henry

    I agree with the both of you.

  • octavia a henry

    We simply don’t wont him.

  • Jackson Furst

    Love this idea. Tim Tebow a Saint. I can just see the headlines: “Tim Tebow A Saint”….”Tebow Gets Sainted”…”Saint Tebow”. Regardless, Tim learning from Drew Brees makes all kinds of sense.

    • J. Vincent


  • J. Vincent

    No!………………….Absolutely not!…………………….NO!

  • Tangela Johnson

    rather have Bush back then this guy hell 2 teams didn’t want him why should we

    • Barry Soetoro

      “tangela” it figures.

    • Chris Roling

      Hey Tangela, thanks for reading! Bush coming back would have been an interesting time!

  • Barry Soetoro

    Attention Idiots: Tim Tebow Most influential athlete in USA—BWAAAAAAA HAAAA-HAAAA

    • Chris Roling

      Hey Barry, thanks for reading. So that means you don’t want him on the Saints, right? Hah!

  • Cajun

    Keep this trash far away from the Saints… All he is is a big distraction to the team.. The mediawants him there so they can waste there time talking about this want-to-be never will be QB. HE SUCKS THAT IS WHY TEAMS GET RID OF HIM.