Seahawks G.M. on possible Tebow interest: “Uh, no.”

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The Seattle Seahawks have a mobile starting quarterback who runs the read-option offense.  So they could use a backup who does the same thing, right?

Not so, according to G.M. John Schneider.  Asked by 710 ESPN in Seattle whether the team would be interested in adding Tebow to the quarterback depth chart, Schneider was unequivocal.

Uh, no,” Schneider said, via Brady Henderson of 710Sports.com.

The Seahawks are one of several teams who already have made clear their lack of interest in the former Heisman winner.  Still, all it takes is one NFL team to want him.

If he’s willing to abandon the quarterback position, his best bet could be the Patriots.

91 responses to “Seahawks G.M. on possible Tebow interest: “Uh, no.”

  1. Nobody wants Tebow… Can we please not have 32 posts that each team individually doesn’t want him?

  2. Is Russell Wilson half the player RGIII is? Uh, no.

    Are the Seattle Seahawks ever going to win a Superbowl? Uh, no.

    Are the Washington Redskins the superior team in the NFL? Uh, yes.

  3. 26 more team reports before we’re done with this nonsense. tebow is not an nfl caliber qb. get over it people.

    we get it, you’re into jesus. the fact that timmy is too doesn’t mean he can play at this level.

    just stop, seriously.

  4. I think Tebow can be a solid backup QB in my opinion. He’s already proven that he can win games no matter how bad your stats are. But I don’t view him as a starter just because he doesn’t have the ability to keep up with high scoring teams…

  5. That’s kind of surprising. If they are going to run a read option offense, then having a read-option backup allows you to continue to run the same offense. Plus with Percy, all he would have to do is hand him the ball or give him short shuttle passes like the Vikes did.

    Tebow, despite his poor passing, has shown he can win games and can run the read-option as good as anyone. Except for the fact he can’t throw the ball very well down field where Wilson can.

    So maybe that, in combination with wanting to stay away from the Tebow frenzy that will follow him wherever he signs, is why they don’t have interest.

    Right off the bat though, of all the rumored potential landing spots SEA made the most sense out of any.

  6. Where are all the Tebow fanboys that kept telling everyone a year ago what a great QB Tebow is?? Yet all these GM’s don’t want to touch him unless he is open to switching positions. Can’t one assume that NFL front offices do NOT think he’s an NFL QB?
    Why you Tebow fans are insistent that he is a QB is just becomes more and more funny to listen to.

  7. I think Seattle in the back of my mind was one of the places that made most sense until this article. Everyone is high on Wilson, so there would be little controversy. Pete Caroll seems like the coach who would welcome him. If he for some reason had to come in for wilson, they have the defense to keep him in games, and the offense would change little in scheme. Throw in the fact that Seattle apparently likes having running depth and this seemed plausible. A Percy-Tebow reunion would have been intriguing too. Oh well.

  8. Again, Tebow needs to spend a year in the Arena League to work on his QB skills. That’s what Kurt Warner did and he said when he came back that the NFL was like slow motion.

  9. Are there going to be 31 of these stories? If there are, that may very well be the reason nobody wants to bring Tebow in, well, besides the fact that he wants to be a QB and can’t throw.

  10. Everyone says that if only he would change positions, etc, etc…….

    Its not that easy people. Switching to running back or tight end, is a huge undertaking for a player that has played QB his entire life. Given
    time, I’m sure he could make that switch, but if you’re an NFL team, why would you take up a roster spot on a player who needs a few years to develope, when you can either draft or sign a free agent who already knows how to play the posision?

  11. Instead of posting 8 stories a day about where Tebow isn’t going to play, how about you just post one story on the day that he signs with a team.

  12. If he was SO team oriented, he would be playing TE.

    He can’t even get a gig in the minor league north of the border.

    THAT is a waste of talent.

    If you love football, then play the game. We all can’t be the QB…

  13. Instead of 31 of these articles with the same answer, how about checking with the CFL GM’s? He would have a real opportunity to play QB in Canada.

  14. Let him just disappear from the media. i can hear the “fat lady” singing in the distance!

  15. If he can do his “tebow kneel” while holding a drink tray, Irsay might have an interest in him.

  16. Personally I think Tebow should go to the CFL and get better at being a pure passer. He has been wasting his time with the NFL – and needs to get some playing experience.

    I think he could be a great QB if he had more experience or could have learned in the wing like A.Rodgers did in GB.

    The zoo and being thrown into the mix too early has hurt him. He needs to recenter and approach the game from a different angle to get playing time he needs to develop. At this point being a starter in CFL is better than backup in NFL for him.

  17. “Its not that easy people. Switching to running back or tight end, is a huge undertaking for a player that has played QB his entire life. Given
    time, I’m sure he could make that switch, but if you’re an NFL team, why would you take up a roster spot on a player who needs a few years to develope, when you can either draft or sign a free agent who already knows how to play the posision?”

    Do you have any idea how many NFL wide receivers and running backs used to be college football QBs??? A ton… even some DB’s and kick returners were college QB’s.

  18. I am shocked that there isn’t a line of teams waiting to sign Tebow of Nazareth. If you overlook the fact that he can’t read a defense or throw a football, brings a circus to whatever team he joins and immediately splits a locker room he will be an outstanding addition to any team.

  19. Without the media frenzy, Tim Tebow the athlete, the competitor, the leader, the teammate and consummate good person, would have plenty of suitors regarding a supporting role.

    Unfortunately, you guys have all but ruined his career.

  20. “Is Russell Wilson half the player RGIII is? Uh, no.

    Are the Seattle Seahawks ever going to win a Superbowl? Uh, no.

    Are the Washington Redskins the superior team in the NFL? Uh, yes.”

    For someone with the name “logical voice”, you are the furthest thing from logical. Let me help you with this:

    Did the Redskins beat the Seahaws in the playoffs after the 2005 season? Uh, no.

    Did the Redskins beat the Seahawks in the playoffs after the 2007 season? Uh, no.

    Did the Redskins beat the Seahawks in the playoffs after the 2012 season? Uh, no.

    FACTS. Seahawks have made the the Redskins our favorite “W”. Deal with the reality.

    FYI, one of the rookie QB’s tied Manning’s rookie record for TD passes in a season…even in an offense that ran the ball more than any other team in the league. That QB was not named Griffin or Luck. Do the math, smart guy.

    I understand the hate towards the Hawks coming from the Redskins fanbase…we’ve punched your lights out of the playoffs 3 straight times lol.

    P.S. Save your “But RGIII got hurt” crying for someone who cares. Maybe your idiot owner can fix your crappy field and keep him healthy.

  21. Note to all the people that continue to compare Tebow of Nazareth to Kurt Wariner or even Doug Flutie. All the minor league football leagues require passing from the QB position, lots of it. He may be qualified to say grace before the meal but not to take snaps from center.

  22. Yes. Keep it coming. I want to see 32 articles about how Tebow sux and nobody wants him. Go to Canada, loser. TebowChristSuperstar is worthless and done. Good riddance.

  23. bobby2478 says:
    Apr 29, 2013 2:29 PM
    That’s kind of surprising. If they are going to run a read option offense, then having a read-option backup allows you to continue to run the same offense. Plus with Percy, all he would have to do is hand him the ball or give him short shuttle passes like the Vikes did.

    Tebow, despite his poor passing, has shown he can win games and can run the read-option as good as anyone. Except for the fact he can’t throw the ball very well down field where Wilson can.

    So maybe that, in combination with wanting to stay away from the Tebow frenzy that will follow him wherever he signs, is why they don’t have interest.

    Right off the bat though, of all the rumored potential landing spots SEA made the most sense out of any.
    ————-

    Actually this is not surprising at all. Everyone of the new age read option quarterbacks have shown the ability to read a defense and make NFL throws. Kaepernick, Wilson, RGIII, Newton….you watch a game and you see vast difference s in what the can do throwing and what Tebow is capable of. When the new norm for NFL completion percentage is right around 58-60% and Tebow has shown he can only hit on 48-50% of his passes no NFL coach is going to be comfortable with him as a starter or backup.

  24. Tebow says he wants to play QB, then why is he such a consistently poor practice player? Either he is unwilling or unable to modify his game to NFL standards.

  25. logicalvoicesays says: Apr 29, 2013 2:26 PM

    Is Russell Wilson half the player RGIII is? Uh, no.

    Are the Seattle Seahawks ever going to win a Superbowl? Uh, no.

    Are the Washington Redskins the superior team in the NFL? Uh, yes.

    I am and always will be a Redskins fan,but you are giving the rest of us a bad name.Can you please tone down your post.

  26. If they are going to run a read option offense, then having a read-option backup allows you to continue to run the same offense.

    Don’t you people read anything, Seattle ran the true read option only 6% of the time last year, less than Redskins, Panthers and Niners.

    He’d make more sense as a backup for any of those teams. Of course I wouldn’t recommend him at all even to spite the 9ers.

  27. logicalvoicesays says:Apr 29, 2013 2:26 PM

    Are the Washington Redskins the superior team in the NFL? Uh, yes
    ==================================

    Whats funny about this the last few times the skins made the playoffs the Seahawks were the ones to knock them out.

    Are the Washington Redskins the superior team in the NFL? Uh, NO

  28. It’s the media who killed Tebow’s career. They will continue to crucify him (pun intended) and now no one wants that kind of cancer.

    At the least,he is worth minimum salary. Plus, he’s still better than Sanchez.

  29. inyofaceagain says:
    Apr 29, 2013 2:36 PM
    If he had played for the Vikings they would take him.

    ———————————————————————————————

    And if he played for green bay the biqueens would have taken him.

  30. funny.. all the people saying he needs more time to develop are the same that were screaming in our face how good he was a year ago.Jets thought there would be potential of him developing into a passer, he didnt show progress on that front so they wouldn’t start him. He has a skill set to be in the NFL, just not as a QB, if he would accept that he would find a home. I have to think the only thing stopping tebow, is his own ego.

  31. The state of our society is at its best once again. Tim Tebow has done nothing but be a good teammate, leader, and citizen. But all of the “Tebow haters” call him every vile name there is. Why is that? What has he done to get your intense hatred? I fail to see why such venom is there against this guy. Is he a great NFL quarterback? No. But he has won everywhere he has been and that just seems to rub people the wrong way. The Jets screwed his career in incredible fashion. They used him for marketing purposes. Sold his jerseys, sold tickets because of him, brought in espn and just derailed his career. I am a Jets fan and season ticket holder and can’t be more disappointed in their handling of the situation.

    Therefore, the only reason I can see is that he is a devout Christian. Hating a man for his religion is just as bad as hating a man for his skin color. If there was this intense hatred about RGIII, Russell Wilson, or Cam Newton the liberal media would lose it. The religious right would be crucified? Racists, Bigots would be the buzz words. But when it is a white Christian we as a society have ruled it ok. There have been much bigger failures in the history of the NFL and none have been handled so incredulously.

  32. I’m sure Mr. Tebow believes his career as an NFL QB “ain’t over ’til the fat lady sings”, but it sure looks like she’s warming up her voice.

  33. Tebow is nice guy but he is the worst starting QB i have ever seen. the fact he won a.y games was amazing, i watched those games and the broncos D was unreal. it was a fluke in the tebow just happened to be on the field and lucked out. the guy is horrible and not starting caliber at any other position. he should do gods work and be pastor or a missionary if hw
    e wants to be somebody. Hes a bigger bust than Ryan Leaf .At least leaf could throw the ball. tebow go away please.

  34. Seahawks fan…. are y’all really still clinging to that win against a one legged QB ?? They had y’all beat until he went down. 49ers won the division. Not the Seahawks. Y’all lost to the Falcons when you should have beat them.

  35. Hey, why stop at the current 32 teams? PFT should start a new series entitled “Would Historical NFL Teams Have Tim Tebow on Their Roster?” Imagine the possibilities?!?!! How about the 72 Dolphins? Would Don Shula have wanted the distraction on the way to perfection? Could Tim have replaced an ailing Bob Griese? And what about the 68 Colts? Would adding Tim have changed the outcome of SB III? And as for the 85 Bears…would Tim be willing to do the SB Shuffle??? What would Iron Mike say? This could on forever….

  36. andrewsteindione says: Apr 29, 2013 2:54 PM

    “Without the media frenzy, Tim Tebow the athlete, the competitor, the leader, the teammate and consummate good person, would have plenty of suitors regarding a supporting role.”

    Um… no. He can’t play the position period. No one is knocking down his door and this has nothing to do with the media.

    It’s simply the fact that he was a college star and won’t make it in the NFL. It’s time for him to focus on the next step in his life away from football.

  37. I’m a fan of Tebow and no I’m not big on religion at all. The kid can run the read option as good as anybody. He actually has a good deep ball for all those on here who say different. He can throw the screen pass too. its the medium throws he struggles with. I can name a few teams where he could start.
    Jags
    Browns
    Cards
    Vikings

  38. Tebow wouldn’t fit for a couple reasons. First, he brings a circus. Second, the Hawks don’t run the read-option all the time. Maybe 30% of their plays are from the read-option. The rest of the time they run a pseudo west coast style of play. Tebow could run the read-option sure, but what would they do the other 70% of the time? He would struggle.

  39. What’s funny is the peeps in this thing actually think they are doing real reporting.
    Its all from some other reporter, they don’t get the facts, that’s why its proven consistently wrong.
    Biased and judgmental postings make them reach the hits rating though, so why change a thing.

  40. @jprcox says: Apr 29, 2013 2:49 PM

    I think he could be a great QB if he had more experience or could have learned in the wing like A.Rodgers did in GB.

    The zoo and being thrown into the mix too early has hurt him. He needs to recenter and approach the game from a different angle to get playing time he needs to develop. At this point being a starter in CFL is better than backup in NFL for him.
    ——————————–
    He didn’t get “thrown into the mix too early”. He sat almost his entire rookie year. Then he sat the first part of the next season. Guess you’re forgetting that.

    And sorry this guy will never be great, good or even a decent NFL QB. He can’t throw PERIOD. 47% completion percentage doesn’t lie.

  41. I feel bad for Tebow, he deserves to have another chance. A chance to prove to these NFL teams that he can run an Offense and knows how to win. He proved it in Denver and he can do it again, I’m a believer in Tebow. I don’t care what anyone says about him, I think he is a one of a kind type QB that we will never see a copy of in our lifetime. He has an awkward style, but has shown he can win that way. Give him a chance San Francisco, Seattle, Tampa or Jacksonville! You all could use him for a backup.

  42. SEA GM Schneider is good but not great. To be GREAT, making the SUPERBOWL is required. Yes, he had a few good drafts ….but the sign of a great organization from top to bottom is the end result.

    SEA GM is right to say no to Tebow. Its too bad the owner Khan who could make the most of Tebow mania (Jacksonville), is an idiot. I mean for the jersey $$$ alone it would be worth it…its not like they are in the running for a title. Nah lets go with Gabbard with a limp noodle arm? What a dunce from both marketing and pro sports perspective.

  43. They are just playing hard to get. My wife said the same thing to me the first time I asked her out…

  44. Not a Tebow football fan, but this guy has a good attitude and strong work ethic. He will be successful with or without football. Which is something you can’t say about 95% of the league.

  45. What about Tebow to the Lions? If Stafford goes down they need someone to back him up. Or what about the Saints? If their starter is hurt he will need a backup. Or what about the Vikings? If their starter is hurt they need a backup. Or what about the Chargers? If their QB gets hurt they need a backup. Or what about the Dolphins?

    It pisses me off that one of the most compelling stories in sports, Tebow, is barely even covered when there are SO many questions to answer.

  46. So I suppose the next few dozen posts will consist of a collective rundown of those teams not interested in Tebow…. Now this is sports journalism at its finest…. Keep up the good work…

  47. I think he should try D.C. After all he has plenty of experience being the backup to a drama queen. He also has experience with a self-oriented HC, so he’d fit perfectly with the Redskins.

    Oh, you say that RGIII isn’t a drama queen? Then you tell me what that act at the draft was all about.

  48. “Not a Tebow football fan, but this guy has a good attitude and strong work ethic. He will be successful with or without football. Which is something you can’t say about 95% of the league.”

    Or 99.9% of the losers bashing him here and elsewhere.

  49. Seattle already has four QB’s and you think we need another one? We aren’t the Jets or the Eagles in case you hadn’t noticed.

  50. There has been a change of power in nfl football. Some of you have been sleeping, while the old rust bucket teams in the nfl go down in flames; like the deadskins, girls, iggles, the circus, the cheaters, aints, squealers, and a few more. Get out your crying towels!

    The new power teams are the 9ers, seahawks, chiefs, buckaroos, and in a few years maybe even the raiders. All from the west. Get your popcorn ready!

  51. Considering the Seahawks are NOT run by a band of incompetent half-wits like a certain New York team who wears green, this is no surprise at all.

    As a football player, Tebow is close to useless.

  52. Tim was set up for failure once Josh McIdiot traded up to pick him in the 1st round, do you hear that? Traded up to get him? Tells you all you need to know about baby hoodie. TEBOW might have had a 10 year decent back up career had he been picked in the 4th round. BTW, how ever will the Jets plug that gaping hole on punt protection?

  53. Tebow should come out of closet, so Florio will become a loved Champion instead of critic full of hatred.

  54. One question I have about Tebow is his ability to move without the football. As a qb, he was snapped the ball and ran the option well. Can he catch the ball on the run? Can he block a linebacker, cb, and a safety? In short, does he have the requisite skills to play a position other than quarterback.

    The other question I have is can Tebow take a backseat and be a team player that passes on interviews and the media spotlight.

    I trust Belichick, after talking with Tebow and working him out can effectively answer those questions.

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