With Josh Freeman, a quarterback picked in round one of the 2009 draft, suddenly available, a quarterback drafted in round one of the 2010 draft suddenly falls a little farther out of sight.
But Tim Tebow has yet to fall out of mind. On Thursday, Jets receiver David Nelson, who played with Tebow at Florida, made the case for Tebow getting a job somewhere.
“I know what he can bring to a team, not just from the physical aspect of on the field but what he brings off the field — that aura and the presence he has about him,” receiver David Nelson said, via Brian Costello of the New York Post. “Guys love being around him. Guys feed off that and he makes other people better. Even if he’s not out there calling the plays, he’s helping guys, coaching guys. To have that as a backup quarterback is extremely valuable.”
Still, no one has shown any interest in Tebow since he was cut before Week One. There’s been no talk. No rumors. No interest.
It seems that most teams believe the “aura” and intangibles are outweighed by the lack of skill and the distractions that come from having him on the roster.