Could Tim Tebow Fit with the Oakland Raiders?

No, this isn't a joke.

With highly controversial quarterback Tim Tebow getting cut from the New York Jets on Monday (via ESPN), it's worth pondering whether the Raiders would be a good fit for his services.

The arguments are there.  Here are a couple that stand out:


Oakland's uncertainty at quarterback

 Despite the addition of free agent Matt Flynn and rookie Tyler Wilson, the Raiders are still seeking to identify a franchise signal-caller.

General manager Reggie McKenzie told reporters after the NFL draft ( that he prefers to have four quarterbacks compete this summer for a starting role that could well extend into future seasons.

Recently signed undrafted free agent Kyle Padron may be that fourth option, joining Flynn, Wilson and Terrelle Pryor. 

However, if the Raiders are looking to add a veteran, they could do worse than a recent playoff winner and member of a division rival.  

The team also has placed a premium under McKenzie on adding hungry, team-first athletes who love football and who demonstrate spiritual faith, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

That profile perfectly fits Tebow, who has demonstrated nearly unparalleled character on, and off, the field since his time at the University of Florida.

His varied skill set also could appeal to a team eager for playmakers during a rebuilding effort, as's Marc Sessler also suggests.  


An intriguing current roster

 If Oakland were to add Tebow, it would have the personnel to explore some unique offensive sets.

Running back Darren McFadden is still on hand in case the team were to commit to using Tebow in the Wildcat formation. 

Notably, new offensive line coach Tony...

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