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Could Tim Tebow wind up becoming fantasy football’s most unique stories of 2013?
At the moment, a possible Tebow conversion to tight end is an awkward subject, especially considering Aaron Hernandez was one of his favorite targets during his time at the University of Florida. And the company line from Patriots camp remains that Tebow was brought in to compete for the third-string quarterback job and perhaps pitch in with some other roles as needed.
I believe Tebow really needs to be looking at those other roles.
Since January, tight end – and the receiving corps – in general has gone from a position of strength to a glaring need, thanks to the defection of Wes Welker, the continued health woes of Rob Gronkowski, and now the Hernandez’s legal issues - which now make for better discussion on the Nancy Grace show than a sports forum.
With Hernandez’s release from the Patriots organization shortly after his arrest on Wednesday, some of the focus will return to what goes on between the lines. The issue of what to do with Tim Tebow’s career will once again be front and center.
The bottom line is this: heading into his fourth year in the National Football League, Tebow cannot spend more time wasting away having “developmental third-string quarterback” as his job description.
Tebow got his shot with the Denver Broncos two years ago, and had some spotty success including the dramatic overtime playoff win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. But for all of his leadership ability, Tebow does not have the arm to ever become a Colin Kaepernick-like talent. If he did, Tebow would have developed in that fashion already.
However, Tebow remains a tremendous physical specimen, and his talents can no longer be wasted as an inactive third-string quarterback on game day. Meanwhile H-Back, tight end and even an occasional spot as the goal-line quarterback would be much better duties for the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner.
If things were to break right, I would not dismiss the possibility of 50-plus catches along with several touchdowns in a goal-line role.
That could lead to some fascinating possibilities in fantasy football. If you were drafting today, Tebow is definitely worth rostering as a possible tight end, and could be utilized in that position.
But I would also assume Tebow would retain his quarterback-eligibility in fantasy football for 2013 in most formats. In theory, Tebow could be started on a fantasy team at quarterback, and wind up accumulating points for his rushing/receiving exploits.
Would that make Tebow more valuable than a traditional quarterback such as Tony Romo or Jay Cutler? It depends on the scoring format. In most leagues even the lower-tiered QB1’s end up accumulating a decent amount of points, perhaps more reliable than using a possible top-10 tight end who is eligible at the quarterback slot.
The possibility of Tebow at another position does add roster flexibility from a fantasy perspective. The most recent example of multiple-position eligibility was when Joe Webb started a few late-season games at quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings in 2010. Webb was drafted as a wide receiver that year, so in many leagues he was eligible as a receiver, and been able to accumulate his points earned at a quarterback for the week.
In theory, a receiver moving to quarterback (like Webb) usually would hold more promise than the other way around.
Going back to Tebow situation, it’s important to remember that the average NFL career runs about four years, a total Tebow is rapidly approaching. If he were to languish around hanging on to the quarterback dream for another two to three years, he would likely find his window of opportunity to excel at another position closed. I don’t think Tebow can afford another year holding a clipboard.
At this point, I believe it is time for Tebow to call an audible on his current career path.
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You had to know this was coming, right? After Aaron Hernandez was arrested and led out of his house while handcuffed under a white tee yesterday, ‘Hernandezing’ has officially become a thing.
Guide to proper ‘Hernandezing’:
1. Must be a white t-shirt.
2. Hands must be together in the back, as if cuffed.
3. Red shorts is always a plus.
4. Need dour expression. No smiling....
According to USA TODAY Sports, the lawyer for the man who was shot in the face by former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez down in Florida, claims that his client was left for dead.
Alexander Bradley, 30, filed a civil complaint in a U.S. District Court in South Florida in which he accused Hernandez of shooting him in the face on Feb. 13. Bradley was found alone and bleeding from...
Thoughts on what Aaron Hernandez's arrest could mean for the Patriots - Going Deep - Boston.com:...
People describe these sayings as cliches.
“Girls are attracted to bad boys.”
“Nice guys finish last.”
Maybe there is something to these cliches.
aaron hernandez can have my babies, he hella sexy tbh
— B. (@Breeyiana) June 26, 2013
I know Aaron Hernandez is involved in a murder but got damn he is sooo sexy
Aaron Hernandez is too damn sexy to be charged with anything.
People have forgotten about Alexander Bradley. He is the man who says he was shot in the face by Aaron Hernandez after a night out at the strip club.
One again, it is innocent until proven guilty, but maybe Hernandez was so sloppy with leaving evidence because he had shot people for years and got away with it. Bradley’s lawyer believes when Hernandez allegedly shot Bradley, it...
The New England Patriots wasted no time distancing themselves from Aaron Hernandez after the tight end was arrested and charged with first-degree murder on Wednesday. Less than two hours after the arrest, the Pats announced they released Hernandez. They have continued to cut ties from Hernandez as he faces serious charges. Hernandez’s jersey is no [...]
A.B. As you can see below, Aaron Hernandez’s NFL career stats are no longer listed on NFL.com.
At first glance I figured it was an error – maybe even a database or website issue with NFL.com. But after typing other random current NFL players in the search field, and their stats showing up, it seems Hernandez’s missing stats may be intentional.
Why the NFL would remove (if done...
The New England Patriots wasted no time in releasing tight end Aaron Hernandez following his Wednesday morning arrest and now they will suffer big salary cap ramifications as a result.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN on Twitter, the Patriots have forfeited all rights to recoup bonus money or salary given to Hernandez...
Shortly after Aaron Hernandez was arrested this morning, the Patriots announced that they had released the tight end, ending his three-year tenure with the club.
They ended the announcement of the release saying that they believed it was “simply the right thing to do.”
The decisive action could mean that the team also knows that this is about to get a whole lot worse.
Wesley Lowery of the Boston Globe is reporting that Aaron Hernandez accomplice Earnest Wallace has been captured in Miramar, Florida.
All three men allegedly responsible for the murder of Odin Lloyd have now been apprehended.
First there was planking. Then came Tebowing. A weak attempt to get Griffining going didn't last. Kaepernicking came close to becoming the next big thing, but I don't think it quite made it. However, we may finally have the next craze; the next thing that everyone is going to be doing.
Yes, people being--well, people--are going to poke fun at...
Two fairly small asides on a case that I really hope I don't feel compelled to discuss too often...
First, inde- pendent of the merits of the case involving ex-Patriots tight end and burgeoning murder suspect of everyone Aaron Hernandez... just how little do you have to have going on in your life to go down to a court house to protest the innocence of a celebrity?
After arresting Aaron Hernandez and another man in the Odin Lloyd
case, police now have issued a wanted release for a third man.