As Tim Tebow sits on the open free market and speculation about which team will sign Skip Bayless’s favorite quarterback grows. And in an unprecedented move teams come out and deny any interest in a particular player. The Jacksonville Jaguars general manager said they were not interested in the hometown hero.
Now the Cleveland Browns are announcing their lack of interest.
“I think Tim’s a great kid, I really do,” general manager Michael Lombardi said, via The Chronicle-Telegram. “Unfortunately, Tim has to get somewhere where he can develop his skills as a passer. Because in the NFL, it’s a passing league. You’ve got to be able to throw, so Tim’s got to be able to develop that skill.
“And when you commit to Tim, like Denver did the last eight games of the season when Tim was playing, you’re committing to that whole style of play. It’s all or nothing and that becomes very difficult and that’s kind of not the vision of where we’re headed.”
The problem is that Tebow is a victim of his own media hype machine. Any team that brings him on, no matter what their intentions are, falls under the scrutiny of Tebowmania. Look at what happened with the New York Jets, it’s clear Tebow was a distraction whether they admit it or not. And that attention, which is negative, might not balance out the leadership qualities he brings to the table.