There might not have been a player in the National Football League I disliked more than Tim Tebow in 2011. He was overrated, only won games on 60 yard field goals and was as accurate as a sober dart player. Oh and a bottom feeder Bills team destroyed him in the middle of their playoff hunt.
But then, the Denver Broncos miraculously signed Peyton Manning. This instantaneously ended the Tim Tebow era in the mile high city. They are dealing from a point of weakness and know they can not go into next season with #15.
Thus, there might be some real good value for the Buffalo Bills if they acquire Tebow. Even if that means he never plays for the Bills (whether he isn't good enough or we flip him down the line) Plus Peter King thinks Buffalo should do it. Just think about what you would be getting with just a fourth round pick.
A player that still has upside, is clearly a good "football player" and has a legion of fans. Yeah, he wouldn't come into Buffalo as the starter in 2012 but does anyone want to guarantee Ryan Fitz-noodle-arm Fitzpatrick (Fitzy) the starting job in 2013? Didn't think so.
Yes of course there are some down sides to trading for the messiah. One not being the borderline useless fourth round pick. The media hype and attention to the team would be a huge burden. TT could negatively effect team morale and the cohesion (wait can a team with 10 combined wins the last two seasons have cohesion) of the team.
Furthermore, it could maybe mess too much with Fitzpatrick's head causing him to constantly being answering questions about Tebow and looking over his shoulder. Ya know, a distraction.
Maybe Tebow is just a good football player but a terribly inaccurate quarterback who will never be a starting caliber QB in the National Football League. But if it only costs a fourth round pick and with Chan Gailey as the puppet master pulling the strings shouldn't we as Bills fans be at least intrigued at the prospect of swinging a deal?
Maybe a decade++ sans playoffs is making me more desperate and senile than I thought..