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Blog: Tim Tebow should get one last shot

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Alabama fans mainly have two memories of Tim Tebow. The first is Tebow willing his team past the Tide in the fourth quarter of the 2008 SEC Championship. Alabama led that game 20-17 in the 4th quarter, before Tebow led the Gators down the field to take a 24-20 lead. Tebow wasn't done as he would once again lead his Gators down the field throwing a touchdown pass to Riley Cooper with just under five minutes to play. The prefect season was over for the Tide as Florida would go on to win the National Championship.

The second memory Alabama fans have of Tim Tebow is probably the one that is talked about the most. No one will ever forget Tim Tebow sitting on a knee crying his heart out as Alabama got its revenge in the 2009 SEC Championship hammering Tebow and the Gators 32-13. Tebow was crying his heart out, but you have to put a lot of heart into something in order to cry your heart out, and that is something to note.

Auburn fans your memory of Tebow is simple, beating him in the swamp 20-17 back in 2007.

SEC fans most likely remember Tebow for his classic speech after the Ole Miss loss. It was that speech that propelled the Gators to the 2008 BCS Title. It's also worth noting because it was a prime example of Tebow's leadership.

Okay so what does this all mean? Tebow should be a running back? No. Tebow should be an H-back or tight end? No. It means Tebow has the talent, heart and leadership of a quarterback that deserves at least one descent shot in the NFL.

I know that little case study was from his days at Florida, and his NFL career doesn't compare, but how can it? Tebow has never been giving a solid chance to lead an NFL team. The one time he was put in control he lead his team to the second round of the NFL playoffs (something a lot of quarterbacks have never done), but was traded away after the season.

I know Tebow doesn't look like a quarterback, he doesn't throw like a quarterback and this season with the JETS has been an epic failure. He's overhyped and this year he was over paid, but should this really be the real end of Tebowing? There are a lot of cons that comes with Tebow, but it makes sense to me for the Jacksonville Jaguars to pick him up. First off no offense to Blaine Gabbert, but is he really a better option than Tim Tebow? Secondly the Jaguars have lost the interest of the fans; Tebow to Jacksonville would instantly increase season ticket demand.

Maybe Tebow is a complete NFL bust; maybe he is the most overhyped player to ever suite-up. I'm just saying I think he deserves a REAL chance at leading a team.

Alabama Tonight Blogger – Patrick Pierce @Patrickp13

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