Toughts on Tim Tebow when it comes to the Vikings


Vikings execs were in Florida yesterday for Tim-Tebow-Fest Forida’s pro day.  While I think that there are a number of guys that worked out yesterday (i.e. Spikes, Hernandez) that are more likely to have Minnesota as a landing spot… people want to know about Tim Tebow.

I loathe writing this article because of the unrest it is sure to cause in the comments section, but at least combining the words “Tebow” and “Vikings” in one article should increase my traffic via Google.

So, here we go.

I think Tim Tebow is a phenomenal human being that will be a very successful NFL quarterback.  I would happily see the Vikings draft him at #30 overall.  If I were a head coach (which I’m not, so I know just as much/little as the next guy) I would love to have him on my team, in my locker room, on my sideline, and leading my starting offense.

Many folks out there, however, would tend to disagree… and that is fine.

All the talking heads, hack bloggers, videos of throwing motions, workout tape, quotes from unnamed sources and scouting reports can tell you everything you want to know about this kid except for one thing… how he’ll do at the next level.  Nobody truly knows that, and nobody will for about three to seven years.

Every draft pick in the history of draft picks is a risk… and of all the risks to take I think Tebow is one worth it in the first round.  At least I know that risk is going to work his ass off to be the best he can be for my football team… and I am not sure how many other first round picks can truly have that said about them this year.  Maybe five?  Ten?  Maybe none.

I am not sure what the Vikings interest level is.  One would have to assume that reuniting Tebow with college teammate Percy Harvin is just the type of storyline Zygi Wilf seems to crave.  Childress is an outspoken opponent of hiring quarterbacks with flawed mechanics, however, and may not feel Tebow has truly changed what was a horrid throwing motion.  What  would bringing in a left-handed quarterback do to the makeup of our offensive line… would anyone want to see Loadholt the one charged with protecting the quarterback’s blind side?

Questions like these, and thousands more, are what the Vikings are asking themselves each day between now and draft day.

We’ll soon know how the Vikings brass answered those questions.

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6 Responses to “Toughts on Tim Tebow when it comes to the Vikings”

  1. douglas says:

    well said. finally someone makes the valid point that the the draft is always a best ghe choiceuess and even the best football minds miss sometimes. Tom Brady in the 6th round is the perfect example. Based on Tebow`s past record and character and athletic ability I would draft him numero uno just to have him on my team.

  2. Ant says:

    Good Points, But Tebow Will Be There Until “At Least” Fourth Round, Other Better Players Won’t. I Think If We Get Lucky, Taylor Mays Will Be A Minnesota Viking

  3. Jordan says:

    Wouldn’t mind tebow, he definitely would be a positive locker room influence, plus maybe favre can mentor him for a year. As far as loadholt i think he’ll be pretty good this year, as a rookie what more could we really have asked of him

  4. tom h says:

    Tim Tebow will be an asset to any team. Most important is that the team who drafts him should build an offense around him. That will guarantee a playoff team yearly with possible Super Bowls very likely.

  5. curtis says:

    i would like to see the vikings draft tim tebow
    i really dont know about the 1st round tho what i would do is go for taylor mays in the first round and maby trade up in the second round to get tim tebow depending on what happens in the draft maby a team will be to late on getting there pick in and maby the vikings will jump on stage lol you never know.
    but i dont see tim tebow lasting longer then the second round that kind of guy might even go in the firts round so if the vikings want him they might have to take a risk.

  6. ron says:

    If he’s available at #30 then you need to grab the guy. He’s one of the best athletes in the draft even if he doesn’t eventually play QB.

    He’s a big strong kid, smart player, has good speed and hands and doesn’t mind taking a hit. Would love to see him and Percy dabble with the Wildcat formation. It gives the vikings another dimension. I don’t think they could get him in the 2nd round and it’s unlikely he’ll still be there at #30.

    That far down on the board you have to take the best PLAYER available and he would probably be the guy.

    I’m an OU alum and despise FLA, so it pains me to admit it; not a Tebow worshipper…