If you think about it, it really isn’t that profound an idea. It makes even more sense when you take into consideration the recent moves the organization has made. A week ago if I made this statement, you would have thought me insane, but much has changed in that time span so here it goes…
The Philadelphia Eagles will pick Tim Tebow in the 2010 NFL Draft.
Prior to Easter Sunday, the Eagles had a glut of “starting” quarterbacks with Donovan McNabb, Michael Vick and Philly’s great white hope, Kevin Kolb. Sunday evening the entire picture changed as McNabb was shockingly traded within the division to the Washington Redskins. That left Kolb and Vick as the only QBs on the roster… a completely unproven high draft pick with three years invested in the league (on the bench) and an ex-con out of the sport entirely for two years who still couldn’t shake off the rust after limited play in 13 games.
How would you feel if that was your team’s QB situation and what happens if one of them gets hurt?
Obviously the Eagles were going to acquire a quarterback to round out their roster, but in this case a journeyman looking for a job just won’t do. They have so much stock in Kevin Kolb now, it will be catastrophic if he does not pan out. What they need is an immediate backup plan if Kolb wets the bed in the first few months of the 2010 season. There is no time to waste grooming another QB with all of the “young guns” they appear to have on the team right now. They need to switch tracks right away should Kolb not be the guy.
That backup plan is Tim Tebow. If you look at all the facts, the only way it won’t happen is if another team snatches him up first.
The Eagles front office LOVES to make shocking moves in attempts to show everyone how smart they are. They overreach for high draft picks, constantly experiment by changing players’ positions, and often force players into a system that doesn’t benefit their skill sets. Hell, everyone was scratching their heads when they picked Kolb, not only because they already had McNabb, but because no other teams had him high in the second round on their draft boards. Nobody is expecting the Eagles to pick Tebow, which is precisely the reason why they will do it.
Tim Tebow’s skill set is eerily similar to Donovan McNabb’s. Great mobility, an exciting player, the ability to brush off a rushing defender, but also some pretty big flaws in their throwing mechanics. It is Andy Reid’s recurring dream… the guy loves to take raw QBs and let them loose. Tim Tebow would be another round peg Andy Reid could force into the square hole in his West Coast offense.
Andy Reid LOVES players with a strong moral compass. Reid is a Mormon and swears by bringing players of strong character into his nest. You can’t get any more “character” than Tim Tebow. The guy is a living, breathing, admitted-virgin, second coming of Jesus Christ. I can tell already that Andy is in love with the kid.
Reid had too much fun tinkering with the wildcat formation. We saw it last season with Michael Vick and it won’t be going away anytime soon. How great would it be with Kolb AND Tebow in the same formation. That way the Eagles could trade the non-character guy Vick to the first team suffering an injury to their starting QB. Tebow is big enough to swing out to some other positions as well after setting up under center. Oh, the games Reid could play.
Eagles fans, this is a done deal. Accept it. If the Eagles don’t trade the 37th overall pick they acquired in the McNabb trade, you’ll be hearing Roger Goodell saying the name “Tim Tebow” in that slot. Still, don’t be shocked if the Eagles use their first round selection on him either… or even trade up to get him.
Then look for the Eagles to ad a “1” to all of the banners around the stadium with the #5.
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