Posted October 21, 2013

Rams may be interested in Tim Tebow, according to NFL Network

St. Louis Rams
Tim Tebow has reportedly resisted calls for him to try other positions on the field.

Tim Tebow has reportedly resisted calls for him to try other positions on the field. (David Welker/Getty Images)

The St. Louis Rams “have discussed signing Tim Tebow,” Mike Silver of the NFL Network reported. That news comes on the heels of starting St. Louis QB Sam Bradford suffering a serious knee injury.

But before everyone goes nuts on the Tebow-as-St. Louis savior storyline, Silver himself tempered the rumor: “I believe it’s unlikely they’ll actually sign him,” he later tweeted.

A long-term injury to Bradford would force St. Louis to look elsewhere for help, though. Kellen Clemens replaced Bradford on Sunday in a 30-15 loss to Carolina; he finished 2-of-4 for 19 yards. The Rams do not have another quarterback, either on their current roster or their practice squad, so at the very least they would need to add some protection for Clemens. Tebow does appear to be a longshot, however. On Monday morning, St. Louis Post-Dispatch  writer Jim Thomas also shot down the possibility that the Rams could bring in Tebow.

The Rams will host the Seahawks next Monday night, and they do not have a bye until Week 11.

Tebow last saw regular-season game action in Week 16 last season as a member of the Jets. Weeks prior, he completed 3-of-3 passes (for eight yards) against the Seahawks. He was released by New York in April, then signed with the Patriots later in the offseason. He failed to latch on there, thanks in no small part to a subpar preseason, and was part of the Patriots’ final cuts.

103 comments
73rbowman
73rbowman

In my opinion what is the big difference between, RGIII, Russel Wilson, Colin Kapernick and Tim Tebow?  RGIII, relies on his legs and a decent arm to throw, but mainly a runner, Russel Wilson, a good arm in the pocket, but a mobile threat, Colin Kapernick, mobile, throwing quarterback, and lets not forget Michael Vick.  All are mobile quarterbacks who have a different focus on the game, they all run as an option, which protects the ball but makes yards.  I think Tebow would be a good quarterback given the chance.  Look in Denver, he led them to the playoffs, and lost.  Regardless of the points scored, he was the quarterback and the team leader.  Peyton led the Broncos to the playoffs the next year, and he lost, so is he a bad quarterback?  Methods of being a quarterback may be different but the outcome the same, give the man a chance, and you might find out that hes not a fluke but a true contender in the game.

HelenL.Hronec
HelenL.Hronec

He deserves a chance, in my very humble opinion, to prove he can either make it or not in the NFL, at least one more time.

mlbksims
mlbksims

No Tebow fan, but the guy has only thrown 361 NFL passes in his career. That's less than the average starting QB throws in 1 season. Most of those passes where thrown in 2011. Does he need work? Yes! With limited experience, he is a proven winner. The guys the Rams just signed have not won jack. Clemens has a 51% reception record over his career, Quinn 53%, the other new guy - no playing time,  and Tebow 47.9%. The major difference is Tebow has actually led a team to the playoffs. 

Seems to me Tebow should have at least been worked out? Maybe not signed, but worked out anyway. I mean, come on, they called a nearly 50 year old man, but not Tebow? Maybe they did call and Tebow demanded some crazy amount of money, or said god told him to stay home...who knows. 


HaroldBalsley
HaroldBalsley

Because nobody wants to deal with the baggage that goes with him.


Centennial
Centennial

I still can't understand the Tebow hate. Indeed, he may not be a starter but he is, without doubt, a perfectly acceptable backup QB. In a league where both are in constant short supply I cannot understand why he isn't on a roster somewhere in the NFL.

turbulator20
turbulator20

Silver must not be getting enough attention lately.  Trying to bring Tebow back into conversations about NFL quarterback play would be laughable if it weren't so tired.  Great kid who CANNOT consistently throw the ball in the NFL.  Try another tact Silver, and put this worn out story to rest. PLEASE.

TomHalleck
TomHalleck

Freeman in last nite's game sucked big time, so do MANY other QB's who have NOT won as much as a SINGLE playoff game, as Timbo has. AND, just so ya know, on Saturday, Georgia QB Aaron Murray set SEC Record of Total Offense formerly held by Tim Tebow. He sucks so bad don't he? sarc/off

ZigWilson
ZigWilson

Now that Nick Foles is out along with Mike Vick, Eagles will start Matt Barkley with Tebow coming in as emergency backup to Barkley

CarlaJones
CarlaJones

Pat White would be an excellent choice.

matt37
matt37

The only reason Tebow was in a position to pull off so many "miracles" was because he put his team in a hole repeatedly.  When you stink for 56 minutes, you get limited credit for hitting a big pass here and there. That is not a long term strategy for success.  The defense, special teams, running game, etc. gave Tebow ALL the opportunity to win those games. 

matt37
matt37

By TebowManiac logic (oxymoron, I know) Mark Sanchez is the best QB in generations.  After all, he "led" his team to the AFC Championship game in his first two seasons in the NFL.

Back in the real world, after 3 full seasons on an NFL roster, 32 head coaches and 32 general managers have decided that Tim Tebow, class-A human being, doesn't have the skills to play QB at the NFL level.

RAUDET
RAUDET

the rams should give tim tebow a chance he has heart .

reggiehazz
reggiehazz

The Rams??!!  The Eagles should be looking at him as well!!!

Victor_Newman
Victor_Newman

Silver himself tempered the rumor: “I believe it’s unlikely they’ll actually sign him,” he later tweeted.

thanks for that. moron.

Cool
Cool

I am going to put my money on them taking a chance on Vince Young before going with Tebow.

JonDowns
JonDowns

It's just amazing how any QB in the NFL can throw a couple of bad arrant passes but Tebow gets crusafied for it? When has a first or second year rookie taken a team to the playoffs, win and the get thrown in the trash? When? It's mind boggling what has happen to this proven winning champion. Bring Tebow to the Rams!! Win!!! His so called innacurracys are overcome with his running, his ability to unite and bring the best out of his teammates!! Bring Tebow to the Rams and kick the crap out of the Broncos and Jets!!! Love to see it.....

TJack
TJack

The fact is Tebow has done nothing but Win when given the chance. Florida to the Championships, Broncos from a losing team to a Playoff team. Not saying he can do it by himself but "Just Sayin"

LeeMorrell
LeeMorrell

The St. Louis Rams have discussed signing Tim Tebow.  Discussion went something like this:

What if we sign Tebow?

No!

No!

No!

No!

Ok, discussion over.

joe6647
joe6647

The St. Louis Rams “have discussed signing Tim Tebow,” Mike Silver of the NFL Networkreported. That news comes on the heels of starting St. Louis QB Sam Bradford suffering a serious knee injury.

But before everyone goes nuts on the Tebow-as-St. Louis savior storyline, Silver himself tempered the rumor: “I believe it’s unlikely they’ll actually sign him,” he later tweeted.


SI just looking for hits to its website just like ESPN used to do with Tebow storylines

dabrazznut
dabrazznut

Hmmm??? Could be interesting. Would enjoy seeing him play again.

PaulEThomas
PaulEThomas

"The last game he played in" who cares what game the Jets misused him in...how about the last game he started...oh yeah, It was a playoff game in which he was hurt and lost to the Pats in 2011.  That is the last game he started.  If the Rams get him, they will succeed by next year.

matt37
matt37

@mlbksims And why do you think he threw so few passes?  Because they realize HE CAN"T THROW and designed a game-plan around him NOT THROWING.

DanaBunner
DanaBunner

@mlbksims He's not a "proven winner."  Most of the wins the Broncos got with him as QB were when they scored 18 or less points.  The defense won those games.

oldgolfer270
oldgolfer270

@Centennial Probably you should call the people with the Bronco's, Jet's and Patriot's.   They all gave him a chance and then dumped him.   If Bill B can't make a pro level QB out of him, I think no-one else can either.

Victor_Newman
Victor_Newman

@Centennial he would be a horrible backup QB. and not just because of his appalling lack of passing ability. he would be an instant distraction for any team that signs him. whenever the starter fumbled the ball, his fans would call wildly for "tebow, tebow, tebow...". an instant quarterback controversy for any team that signs him, he would prove the rule that when you have two quarterbacks, you have no quarterbacks.

matt37
matt37

@Centennial There are those that "hate" Tim Tebow.  I don't get that either.  He is a good person, a great teammate and one of the few athletes I wouldn't mind holding up as a role model for my (future) kids.  However, there are those of us  who "hate" hearing about Tim Tebow.  The man is just not an NFL level QB, not at any level.  The AWFUL game that Freeman had for the Vikings last night?  That was similar to 4 of the last 5 games of Tebow's time in Denver.  Great human being, but his 15 minutes of NFL fame are over.

matt37
matt37

@TomHalleck Glad you mentioned Freeman's AWFUL night last night.  Unfortunately, 4 out of Tebow's last 5 starts were similarly awful.  When the best case FOR Tebow is "well there are other QB's who also suck", you know Tebow's not a viable option. 

WharrieMan
WharrieMan

@matt37 haha clever. 

I really think Tebow has a set time to develop into a decent and consistent backup quarterback... However, he isn't getting better since he can't practice and isn't playing.

matt37
matt37

@RAUDET It takes a heck of a lot more than "heart".

matt37
matt37

@JonDowns What is a "second year rookie"? 

In the meantime, you have to be kidding right?  The man everyone thinks Tebow should have replaced took the Jets to the AFC Championship game in his first two professional seasons.

PS:  I like how everyone conveniently forgets that Tebow lost the last 4 out of 5 games he started in Denver.  Including the "great" game vs Pittsburgh, he completed 41% of his passes over the last 5 games.  This includes such gems as 9-26 and 6 for 22. 

Victor_Newman
Victor_Newman

@JonDowns instead of his so-called inacuracies, i think you are referring to his so-called passing game.

MichaelBrown
MichaelBrown

@JonDowns Yeah! you're right !  The only time he was ever aloud to lead a first team, All he did was take a losing team to the playoffs WIN and pass for over 300 yds against a very good Steeler  defense!!!!

DonAaronSowell
DonAaronSowell

@TJack 

TJack, in no rational universe can we say that a 9-7 quarterback "has done nothing but Win". A rational thought process sees a 9-7 quarterback and recognizes that at best he's slightly above average when it comes to winning NFL games.

Slightly above average gets a team into the playoffs and escorted out of the tournament in short order. That's exactly what happened to Tim Tebow, save that he was personally brutalized by the Patriots and should be humiliated by his pathetic performance against them.

matt37
matt37

@TJack Do you actually watch football?  He ended the season with 4 of the worst games a QB has ever played.  That seems to be enough for every NFL team to realize that he's not NFL QB material.

pete gambled
pete gambled

@LeeMorrell Tebow's 2010 and 2011 numbers are just as good or better than Bradford's.  That's not taking his running into account. 

matt37
matt37

@dabrazznut You enjoyed watching 6 out of 10 passes hit the dirt?  You enjoyed watching games such as 6-22 with zero touchdowns and 9-26 with zero touchdowns?  Man, you and I like different types of football.

matt37
matt37

@PaulEThomas How about the 6-22 gem or the 13-29 gem at the end of the regular season?

jdane
jdane

@PaulEThomas Praise the Lord!   (Please go on about how the NFL has an anti-Christian conspiracy to keep this Man of God out of the league.)

matt37
matt37

@MichaelBrown @JonDowns Had nothing to do with the running game, special teams,kicking game or defense huh?  The Broncos scored almost a full touchdown less per game with Tebow at the helm.  When that happens and you win, there are a lot of other factors contributing to the victory.

matt37
matt37

@pete gambled @LeeMorrell All you have to do is look at the last 5 starts of Tebow's career.  HISTORICALLY bad, including the "heroic" win vs Pittsburgh in the playoffs. His horrible play saw Denver limp into the playoffs. 

In the meantime, Bradford has 14 tds and 4 ints on the season.  That ain't even Tebow's universe.

oldgolfer270
oldgolfer270

@pete gambled @LeeMorrell Pete, the best coaches on three football teams have practiced with him and evaluated him carefully.     Sadly, Tebow is not NFL quarterback material.     Big step from college to pro.

WharrieMan
WharrieMan

@matt37 @WharrieMan 

 Lol! I never stated that he should get a 4th chance. It's a fact that if you aren't practicing, you aren't getting better.

  If it is true that the Patriots offered him opportunities at a different position and he didn't want to take it... then it's his own fault. 


If he had a true love for Football he would be playing in the CFL or NFL right now and continuing to work on his skills. 

but... he isn't. Where am I arguing for a 4th chance? 


(sorry for being late)