As it turns out, the tire-kicking was an exercise in due diligence to gauge Tebow's willingness to play a different position.
League sources told the New York Post on Monday that the few teams interested in Tebow would only consider a trade if he was open to playing tight end as his primary position. According to the Post, Tebow isn't ready to entertain the possibility of a switch.
Tebow can't be blamed for the Jets' circus last season, but another potential high-profile quarterback controversy has teams leery of bringing him in at the position.
"I have to think he's radioactive to everybody as a [quarterback]," an NFC general manager opined to the Post. "Even if you were thinking about grooming him as a backup, the Jets thing showed he is this huge distraction. There isn't enough talent there [as a passer] to put up with all that."
Perhaps Tebow would be amendable to a tight end/fullback/read-option specialist role with a team of his choosing. We continue to believe the New England Patriots are a logical landing spot. Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels is Tebow's biggest booster in the NFL, having traded up in the 2010 draft to pick him in the first round.