Tim Tebow: Beleaguered QB Must Pursue Position Change to Continue NFL Career

Alex Kay@AlexPKayCorrespondent IFebruary 22, 2013

ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 30:  Tim Tebow #15 of the New York Jets takes his only snap against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium on December 30, 2012 in Orchard Park, New York. Buffalo won 28-9.  (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
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Tim Tebow’s NFL career is currently in a state of free-fall, as the New York Jets continue to seek out a suitor for the controversial quarterback via a trade this offseason.

As of now, it doesn’t seem likely that anyone is willing to take the former Florida Gators star off Gang Green’s hands, not as a quarterback at least.

With Tebow set to earn $2.5 million for the 2013 campaign, the Jets will probably cut him rather than keep the media circus in town for another year. If that winds up being the case, it’s going to be tough for the signal-caller to find a new home in the NFL.

What would make things interesting is if the 6’3”, 236-pound player elects to switch his position, as there’s a chance that it will pique the interest of a number of organizations around the league.

The Jets meekly attempted to use Tebow’s unique running ability in “Wildcat” packages, but his effectiveness was limited as opponents were able to sniff out the play practically every time he touched the field. He finished 2012 with just 32 rushes for 102 yards, while completing six of eight pass attempts for 32 yards.

However, as an H-back, Tebow could be extremely dangerous and add a new dynamic to an offense. This fullback/tight end hybrid position would suit Tebow’s bruising running style perfectly, and he would possibly be able garner plenty of touches out of the backfield.

Considering Tebow’s willingness to participate in all facets of the game, including special teams, it wouldn’t be a stretch to see him develop into an excellent blocker, great pass catcher and prolific runner.

The No. 25 pick in the 2010 draft possesses above average athleticism, great size and a style of play that suits a prototypical H-back. If Tebow puts the dedication into embracing this role, the sky is the limit and his career could be completely reinvented.

While his days as a quarterback may be numbered, there is a chance Tebow carves out a long and prolific tenure in the National Football League.