Tim Tebow: Bringing Tebowmania to St. Louis?

By: Ann Casano - October 21, 2013

Raise the roof and get your hands up in the air. It’s time for Tebowmania Speculation to begin once again. It seems like every time a starting QB goes down in the NFL, word spreads like wildfire that Tim Tebow could once again make a bid to start throwing passes in a professional uniform. On Sunday, St. Louis Rams Quarterback Sam Bradford suffered a torn ACL in a loss to the Carolina Panthers. Bradford will be out of commission for the rest of reason. Could Tim Tebow be in line for the job?

Maybe. Michael Silver of NFL.com is reporting that at the very least, the Rams are considering Tebow as an option. At this point, it does seem unlikely that the team will sign Tebow. It would mean having to deal with the ensuing Tebowmania, and the plain fact that Tebow failed in his second QB gig with the New York Jets last season and was cut by the New England Patriots at the beginning of this season.

The Rams have had a decent run thus far, their record currently stands at 3-4, and prior to yesterday’s loss they had won two games in a row. So there was room for hope, at the very least, an outside shot to make the postseason. But with their QB #1 out for the season, their hopes may be all but gone. The Rams are probably not comfortable with starting backup Quarterback Kellen Clemens, the only current option on the team, because he has thrown seven touchdowns and 13 interceptions in his brief NFL career.

Ian Rapoport, NFL Media Insider, is reporting that the Rams will workout some Plan B options at practice on Monday. The Rams have expressed interest in Tebow in the past, when the former Heisman winner was with the Denver Broncos. However, Tebow’s recent lack of success, outside of his playoff run with the Broncos, makes him an unlikely replacement candidate for Bradford. On the flip side, Tebow can run the ball, and he has a history of finding ways to win. So, despite his lack of arm strength, he will always be a possibility for a desperate team looking to be on the right side of Tebowmania.

Twitter fan reaction so far has not been in favor of Tebow:

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Ann CasanoAnn Casano is a freelance writer from the heart of Jersey. She is the proud Momma of a Corgi named Sugaree. Follow her on Twitter: @annmcasano.

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  • Reality

    I said this on the other article from today — I like second chances. I think all people need second chances at life. Everyone from the drug addict to the felon who leaves prison to the parent that may have not been a good parent at one point in life. Every single person on this planet has needed a second chance.

    Tebow’s quest is about second chances. People think that success is measured in money, accomplishments, and wins. In reality, success is measured by how you treat others and how you can keep dusting yourself after bad things happen to you.

    Life is about perseverance, trust, and faith. When you reflect on Christ’s life, you see this. Football is not that important. It never has been. I am an athlete too and trust me, sports do not matter. What matters is how you handle adversity. That is the lesson of sports. It is the journey.

  • Logic>Rhetoric

    OK… let the Tebow faithful and the Tebow haters commence their rhetoric.

    However… compare his College stats with his perceived and observed ability and there is still a “maybe” there.

    On the other hand… compare his NFL lifetime stats… and he is already better than several NFL starting QB’s already.

    NO… he is not Manning (either one), Brady, or Brees….

    BUT… he is Tebow and he can play as good as several or even better than some… it just makes sense for a team that is basically done with their QB’s out, and they do not have one to line up who has a CHANCE to win games…

    Jeff… should give him a shot… why not.

  • Desert Dude

    I don’t think Tebow is a great or even good QB but I will say this: If Tebow had the ball on the one yard line like the Rams did with two plays to score, the Rams would’ve won that game tonight.

  • http://InternetExplorer Richard Sandoval

    Give Tebow a chance, If the second chance doesn’t pan out then he should find another profession. He has alot to offer any team. He was screwed at Denver and by the Patriots. He has a different style of delivery adjust the team and give him the protection like all the rest of the NFL teams try to give their quarterbacks.


    Tim Tebow Exposed: Tebowmetrics (Tebow’s Stats) Suggest He Should Still be Starter

    November 6, 2013 5:26 pm EST by RanterX gplus
    Tim Tebow should be a starter in today’s NFL. There, I said it; and if you think differently, you need to check yourself and start having a little more faith in Football Jesus.
    First off, the number one priority in the NFL is to win games. As a starter, Tebow is 8-6 [57.1% winning percentage], with seven game-winning drives (in the fourth quarter or overtime) in those 14 games. Seven! One of which was a playoff game, nonetheless!
    Related: NFL Injury Report for Week 10
    Next, even though his sample size is relatively small, Timmy sports 17 career passing touchdowns against only nine picks. That’s good for almost a 2:1 TD/INT ratio, which is traditionally the ratio for a more-than-serviceable starting NFL quarterback. If you compare those numbers to the combined 320 TD/333 INT ratio of the top 10 QBs in the NFL and Tebow’s not too shabby.
    So at this point, you might be thinking, “Ok, those numbers may be true, but Tebow still can’t throw the ball.” Well, in this case, you are somewhat correct, but if you compare his completion percentage of 47.9% to other top 10 QBs in TD/INT ratio it’s not that big a difference:
    Brady Quinn 53.8% Kellen Clemens 51.6% Josh Freeman 57.6%
    Kevin Kolb 59.5% Bruce Gradkowski 52.9% Christian Ponder 59.3%
    Brandon Weeden 56.2% Blaine Gaebbert 53.3% Derek Anderson 52.8 %
    Chad Henne 59.3%
    Only three of those 10 quarterbacks produced a completion percentage over 10 points higher than Tebow, and those three combined for a 1:1 TD/INT ratio (Kolb 28/25, Henne 45/53, Ponder 33/30).
    Next, Tebow’s strong ability as a runner must be taken into consideration. He is 6-foot-3 and around 240 pounds pounds of hulking mass with 4.7 speed (40-yard dash). Tebow has the body of a large linebacker and would be able to take the abuse that comes with rushing 10-15 times a game. In his 11 starts for the Denver Broncos in 2011, Tebow rushed for six touchdowns at an average clip of 5.4 yards per run; that kind of production would make a lot of running backs in the league envious.
    Finally, the guy is a born leader who flourishes under the spotlight and inspires others. He won two national titles and the Heisman Trophy, he led the Broncos to the playoffs in 2011 and if the Peyton Manning sweepstakes had never happened, Tebow might still be the Broncos’ starting quarterback today.
    So there you have it. If you looked at these numbers and you still don’t think Tebow can be a viable NFL quarterback then — unlike Tim — to you, winning isn’t everything.

    Read more at http://www.rantsports.com/videos/2013/11/06/tim-tebow-exposed-tebowmetrics-tebows-stats-suggest-he-should-still-be-starter/?VVzvs7ClCI6gEQvy.99