So, this morning I was writing a post following up on all the Tim Tebow talk I heard at the Combine. Coupled with my question to McCarthy about the Wildcat, and McCarthy’s response that they didn’t yet have the ‘right personnel’, I figured it was at least an intriguing idea to wonder about the Packers taking him, letting him learn for a bit and developing him.
Then Kevin Seifert posted about the possibility of Tebow coming to the Packers, ESPN did a mock-up of Tebow in a Packers uni, and then all hell broke loose in my inbox and on my Twitter feed.
Look, do I think Tim Tebow is a viable NFL quarterback coming out of college? Hell no. Do I find myself interested in what McCarthy might be able to make of the young man? Hell yes.
This is all probably a moot point because, as someone pointed out on Twitter, I just don’t think there’s any way Thompson spends anything higher than a 4th round pick on the guy and he’ll most likely be gone before the 3rd. But to dismiss the kid out of hand is a mistake. Who’s to say McCarthy couldn’t devise some kind of innovative offensive package?
I don’t think he’s an NFL quarterback. I do think he’s an incredibly intriguing football player.