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Rumor: Washington Redskins Targeting Tim Tebow in 2nd Round

by Robert Littal | Posted on Sunday, March 21st, 2010
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As we get closer to the NFL draft I will be posting “rumors” about who may go where as I receive the “insider information”.  Of course this “insider information” means nothing, because no one tells the truth in regards to the NFL Draft, but I will try to separate the legitimate stories from he BS.

What better way to start than with Tim Tebow.

As you know I think Tebow is a 3rd round talent at best, if he willing to play multiple positions. If he wants to be strictly a quarterback he shouldn’t be drafted until very late in the draft.  Someone is going to take a chance on him much earlier than they should and the Redskins appear to be one of the teams interested in Tebow.

The Redskins who normally by this time don’t have any draft picks, but this year will be drafting high in 1st and 2nd round are targeting a franchise quarterback to start the Mike Shanahan era. 

It is said they rwant Sam Bradford, but I doubt he will be available at #4 because it is almost a given that he will be drafted by the Saint Louis Rams.

Jimmy Clausen is an option, but the Redskins are not as high on him as they are on Bradford.

The rumor that is floating around is that Shanahan thinks he can “rebuild” Tebow into a franchise quarterback and if he is available at the top of round two the Redskins are interested in taking him.

I don’t know if Washington would be the best place for Tebow to go. I think for Tebow to be successful I believe he needs to go to a smaller market where the expectations will be low. If he is in Washington the pressure will be on from day one to play him.  Also Shanahan is very demanding of his quarterbacks and his system is about being accurate which is why they are high on Bradford because of his accuracy.  Tebow seems the opposite of the type of quarterback that Shanahan would want.  With that being said there is a lot of interest in Tebow from the Redskins organization.

Jason Campbell is not pleased by this rumor.

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  1. @wmillion says:

    how do you rate Jason Campbell? I think McCoy is a much better option than Clausen

  2. Austin says:

    Question…can the sports blogs be fair and balanced when it comes to Tim Tebow? I ask because something occurred to me recently:
    Tim's throwing motion has been over criticized. Why? Not only was Tim berated for failing to change his throwing mechanics while in college – his coaches' professionalism was called into question for failing to prepare the quarterback mechanically for the next level.
    Why isn't the same criticism leveled at Sam Bradford and his coaches? Sam Bradford as a quarterback hoping to make it to the next level, failed to put on weight while in college and FAILED to learn how to fall to protect his throwing arm and his coaches failed to teach him how to fall to protect his throwing arm. Where are the hundreds of articles on how Sam Bradford killed his senior year by failing to learn to fall? Where are the dozens of articles questioning the coaching professionalism of his coaches? As it stands, NFL teams interested in Bradford must consult Dr. Andrews – Bradford's shoulder surgeon to see how well Bradford will hold up as an NFL quarterback.

  3. Austin says:

    Tim Tebow went up against Sam Bradford on a fair field of play in the National Championship – Quarterback to Quarterback. Bradford was the quarterback throwing interceptions and failing in accuracy. When it came time for the Heisman, Tim Tebow received more 1st Place votes even though Sam won out overall since Tebow already had the Heisman in his sophomore year.
    To be fair …Mark Sanchez made it all the way to the NFL without knowing how to slide to protect his knee. Where are the hundreds of articles on how Sanchez can't be a quarterback? Without your throwing shoulder or a knee YOU CAN'T PLAY.
    To be fair…Tebow's adjustments for the NFL weren't nearly as serious. Tebow dropped the ball low because he was THAT GOOD…because he was able to do a jumping jack in the pocket before he threw the ball most of the time.

  4. Austin says:

    Was it best form? No. It's similar to the same criticism Usain Bolt received for seemingly slowing down at the end of his world record runs and looking at his time as he blew away his opponents. Tebow relaxed a bit as he read defenses before throwing from the correct high position. Undoubtedly if another racer had any chance of overtaking Usain Bolt, he would adjust his stride, NOT let up and not look to the side to win the race. Tebow made his appropriate adjustment for the next level for faster defenses.
    Why all the negativity on Tebow when guys like Bradford and Sanchez actually jeopardized their chances of being a quarterback with THEIR bad mechanics?

  5. skeptical at best says:

    Wow! If you have so much to say then start your own sports blog so you can "balance out" the reporting.

  6. stoptheinsanity says:

    Check the link. Stats say it all. NO reason why Tebow isn't the first pick in the draft. Article above is absurd to say TT is not first round talent

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