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

Are the Oakland Raiders an Option for Tim Tebow?


There is no surprise that the word circus is associated with current free-agent Tim Tebow. The controversial quarterback, who is hated by some and loved by many, is making his rounds around the NFL rumor mill. The latest and craziest news surrounding Tebow comes out of Jacksonville, where a guy by the name of John Morgan sent the following tweet:

I will pay $25/seat & take down the tarp so all kids who can’t afford it see an @nfl game. #Jaguars#Tebow

— John Morgan (@JohnMorganESQ) May 10, 2013

This is the type of media attention Tebow garners, whether he likes it or not. No NFL team in their right mind, will want this type of distraction, which is a big reason why he is still on the unemployment list. The media debate surrounding Tebow is that he wins, but wins ugly. Some NFL analysts suggest he is not a prototypical quarterback, but rather just a solid football player, able to run the wild-cat, as NFL analyst Eric Davis, said:

“I honestly think the Redskins would be a good fit for him. If there is a spot for Tebow to do what he does – be that Wildcat-type quarterback – the Redskins are a place where you have a coach in Mike Shanahan who’s in charge, that can say, ‘This is what’s going on,’ where he’s not really worried about what is happening.”

So with all this unwanted attention, should the Oakland Raiders take a chance on the controversial quarterback? The answer is simply no.

The Raiders already have Matt Flynn as the starter, and if he goes down, that would immediately stir up the controversy between QB Terrelle Pryor and QB Tim Tebow. Let’s face it, no matter who’s under center, if Tebow is on the roster, the Tebow talk will follow. If the Raiders do take a risk on Tebow, they will be in for some unwanted media attention, and we all know that new GM Reggie McKenzie does not want that.

So with Tebow on the free-agent market, do not be surprised if the Raiders, like so many other NFL teams have already done, pass up on the former Heisman Trophy winner.

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