I am slightly perturbed with myself for feeling compelled to write this, but it may be a necessary evil. Yup, I am talking about the elephant in the corner that unfortunately no one is ignoring.
The New England Patriots made a fundamental error by signing Tim Tebow, plain and simple. There should never - I mean never - be a situation in which you take Tom Brady off the field in favor of Tebow. I don't care where you are on the field or what the game scenario is.
Planning to play Tebow at quarterback says the Pats are willing to use him instead of Brady at some point in 2013, even if for a play or two. Any time Tebow comes into the game opponents will know what to look for and will have no reason to defend the pass. The bottom line is that taking Brady off the field at all is a catastrophic mistake, one I cannot stress to a greater degree.
Some reports suggest Tebow will learn the tight end position, which also is a terrible idea. He just isn't an NFL-caliber player ... at any position. He couldn't even outplay Mark Sanchez last year! Tebow is a spread-option, run-first "quarterback" in NCAA football. It may work here and there in the NFL, but you have no chance of long-term success if you cannot pass the ball effectively to keep defenses honest. Colin Kaepernick, Russell Wilson and Robert Griffin III all can beat you with their arms, hence the reason they are successful in that system. Even Josh McDaniels will struggle to get anything worthwhile out of Tebow.
Tebow has zero fantasy football value and shouldn't be considered even in the deepest of leagues. Don't make that mistake, as it would be a waste of a draft pick. Yes, you can waste even a 20th-round pick. There ... I did my part. Now do yours by avoiding Tebow like the football scourge that he is.
About Cory J. Bonini
Cory is KFFL's General Manager. In late 2002, he joined the KFFL staff as a research analyst and has been involved in fantasy sports since 1996. A member of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, as well as Fantasy Sports Writers Association, Bonini has been featured in print, on radio and on scores of websites. Bonini co-hosted Big Lead Sports on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio from 2011 to 2012.
Bonini was recognized with the 2010 Best Article in Print Award from the FSWA and was a finalist for the same award in 2011. In '11, he finished first overall in the FSWA NFL experts challenge that featured 60 of the industry's best competitors.
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