The thought of Tim Tebow on the New York Giants is likely a laughable notion for many people on the surface. However, given Big Blue's love of project quarterbacks, their recent decision to carry three QBs on their 53-man roster the fact that Curtis Painter would be the only real competition for a roster spot, it may not be as far-fetched as it seems.
Yes, the Giants have needs that far exceed that of a second or third string quarterback, but that doesn't necessarily mean they won't add some competition there. And yes, the hope is that Ryan Nassib continues to develop and takes over that No. 2 spot. But, with absolutely no NFL experience to speak of, the Giants may again be inclined to carry a veteran quarterback at either the No. 2 or No. 3 spot.
A year ago, the Giants had David Carr, Curtis Painter and Ryan Nassib battle it out for two spots. In 2011 and 2012, they had Ryan Perrilloux in the mix, battling with Carr for the back-up spot. And here in 2014, they'll likely add another training camp/preseason quarterback for competition — so why not give Tim Tebow a chance?
After coming under fire for his delivery and a number of other fundamental issues, Tebow is said to have really turned a corner in his development and is allegedly throwing the ball better than he ever has. Plus, he also has a very important man in his corner: Giants co-owner Steve Tisch.
“I do feel bad for him. I hope he plays football,” Tisch said last year. “I think he’s got talent, I think he’s probably a decent guy and not a bad quarterback. So I wish him all the best. I sincerely wish him all the best.”
The reality is, even if Tebow were to join the Giants, he'd not see the field during the regular season. Even if he managed to make the team, he'd play third fiddle behind Eli Manning and Ryan Nassib. But at a minimum salary, coupled with the positive press it'd bring the Giants, a training camp tryout seems like a potential win/win.
And, unlike the New York Jets, the Giants have already proven their ability to handle a player like Tim Tebow — cornerback Prince Amukamara, an admitted Christian virgin, has been dubbed "The Black Tim Tebow." So why not give the real deal a chance? The worst that could happen is he brings a ton of positive press to Big Blue and hits the road following the conclusion of the preseason.
Note: No, we don't actually think the Giants would ever sign or seriously consider Tebow. But it's a lazy Sunday morning, so have fun with an unlikely hypothedical.
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