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Peyton Manning's recent decision to join the Denver Broncos has caused some to question where Tim Tebow, the incumbent starting QB, will end up next season.
Tebow, who is known more for his Christian faith and miraculous late-game drives than passing skills, is less experienced than the coveted Manning. Many have already begun predicting Tebow's next destination.
Although the Jacksonville Jaguars recently signed former Dolphins QB Chad Henne, some believe that Tebow may have a chance to join the team.
"Time for the Jacksonville Jaguars to step up and do the right thing for business," a Jaguars fan tweeted. "Go out and get Tim Tebow."
Still, others feel that Miami may be the better city in Florida for Tebow to make his next home. However, the Dolphins may already have a capable quarterback in their hands.
Although Tebow recently led his Broncos to a successful season, his statistics were not as strong as Miami Dolphins starting QB, Matt Moore. While Tebow completed 46.5 percent of his passes for 1,729 yards with 12 touchdowns and six interceptions, Moore completed 60.5 percent of his passes for 2,497 yards with 16 touchdowns and nine interceptions.
Despite his numbers, Tebow's Internet meme and popularity have caused some Dolphins fans to remain hopeful and predict that the QB will join Miami next season.
"If Tim Tebow comes to the Miami Dolphins, it'll be easier for them to honor him and the Florida Gators during halftime at every home game," a fan tweeted.
However, some believe that the Christian quarterback is more likely to end up in a place like New England. Josh McDaniels, the New England Patriots' offensive coordinator, who was once the head coach of the Denver Broncos, was the reason that Tebow was drafted to the team in the first round.
Tebow spoke about his respect for McDaniels after he was fired.
"Coach McDaniels is a great coach and he'll do a good job," Tebow said after McDaniels rejoined the Patriots.
Bill Belichick, Patriots' head coach, spoke about being impressed with Tebow after meeting with the budding QB before he was drafted to the Broncos.
"He's an impressive young man. He had great success in college, I think all his attributes are pretty well documented," Belichick said, according to the Boston Globe. "He's a strong guy, smart, works hard, a great leader, great football character.''
Still, some believe that Tebow will stay in Denver, as a second string quarterback. Before Manning began talks with the Broncos, NFL Hall-of-Famer John Madden publicly stated that he would change Tebow's position before letting him go.
"There's no way that I would not find a place for [Tebow] on my team. If I had Tim Tebow, I would never get rid of him," Madden said. "I may not play him at quarterback, but with all this hybrid football now where you have multiple receivers, multiple tight ends, you don't know the difference between a tight end, wide receiver and fullback - they're all the same guy - he could be that guy."
Still, controversial sports commentator Skip Bayless tweeted, "Free Tebow," and asked others to join the movement that would send the QB to another team.
"Bet you Peyton had assurance from Elway that Tebow will be traded," Bayless tweeted. "Great as he is, even Peyton wouldn't want Tebow in wings if he had bad game. Please join the movement. Please re-tweet #FreeTebow."