The Miami Dolphins are in trouble.
The playoff contending team just lost their starting quarterback, Ryan Tannehill, and they signed former Bears QB Jay Cutler to a one year $10 million deal.
But it was who they didn’t sign that really raised eyebrows across America.
Yeah, of course, the Miami Dolphins reportedly considered Kaepernick.
But it’s possible their “consideration” was really artificial because they didn’t want blowback for not considering him.
Johnny Manziel and Kyle Orton were also considered.
But you might be surprised that Tim Tebow was also on the shortlist.
“On Sunday, the Miami Dolphins announced that they had signed former Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, in order to add depth at the quarterback position.
Interestingly though, according to a report, the Dolphins considered signing Tim Tebow before eventually signing Cutler.
Tebow, who is currently turning heads and surprising liberal sports reporters in professional Single-A baseball, hasn’t thrown a football professionally for nearly five years.
However, according to the Miami Herald, Tebow was one of several out of work NFL quarterbacks who was thrown into the mix as the team looked for a possible replacement injured starter Ryan Tannehill.
Among QB names Dolphins considered before discarding for multiple reasons in favor of Cutler: Kaepernick, Tebow, Orton.
— Armando Salguero (@ArmandoSalguero) August 6, 2017
With Tebow trying his hand at baseball as a member of the Mets Class A team, the Columbia Fireflies, its questionable whether he would have agreed to rejoin the NFL for Miami.
Though, the fact that the Dolphins even considered him, especially after not having played for so long, is of interest.
Still, its not surprising that Dolphins Head Coach Adam Gase threw Tebow’s name in the mix.
After all, Gase was the Broncos’ quarterback coach in 2011 when the Broncos earned a division title with a win over the Steelers.
The Dolphins also considered Colin Kaepernick and Kyle Orton for the job.
Orton’s last NFL job was a contentious stint with the Buffalo Bills, before announcing his retirement from the NFL in 2014.
According to the New York Daily News, “Tebow, 29, has a career quarterback rating of 75.3.
He completed 47.9 percent of his passes for 17 touchdowns and nine interceptions in his brief three-year career with the Broncos and Jets.”
But it’s curious as to whether Tebow would’ve accepted the job had it been offered to him.
After all, he’s made tremendous progress as a baseball player in his first year.
Everyone thought that Tim Tebow was a circus act. But he’s proved everyone wrong and is showing he’s a real prospect whom the Mets will have to seriously consider soon.
The New York Post reports:
“Tim Tebow, it turns out, can play a little. This probably comes as a surprise to you, because it almost certainly comes as a surprise to the Mets.
The only people this doesn’t surprise, in truth, are those Tebow acolytes willing to believe he’s capable of just about anything.
It was 12 days ago that Sandy Alderson tried to throw cold water on the notion the Mets were pondering Tebow as a call-up after Sept. 1, when rosters can expand from 25 to 40.
What if Tebow really is what these last 28 games and 92 at-bats have hinted at? In the Florida State League, the most advanced level of Class-A ball, he’s hitting .315 after going 3-for-5 against Bradenton Wednesday night, with an eye-raising OPS of .922.
To find a higher number than that on the St. Lucie Mets’ roster, you stop at names like Michael Conforto and Wilmer Flores and Juan Lagares and Lucas Duda, members of the varsity Mets who made brief rehab appearances at Port St. Lucie.”
So the real question here is whether he would choose his first love of being a quarterback or the sport he continues to get better at.
We’ll just have to see if another starting quarterback gets injured to find out.