After a season in which Tim Tebow and Rob Gronkowski were two faces of the new generation of football players, it now seems the two faces may appear on the same coin
Yes, talk swirls now around Tebow being shipped out of Denver-and where do all forgotten Denver Broncos go? They follow the bread-crumbs left by Josh McDaniels, on the road to Foxboro. We may be moved to revise the notable e-book Tebow Versus Gronk.
With Brandon Lloyd already in hip pocket of Bill Belichick, the little birdie sitting on the Head Coach's shoulders is whispering the name of Tebow into the mighty Bill's ear.
Whatever Josh McDaniels wants, he is likely to get. The returned Prodigal Son of the Patriots was the foremost booster club member in the Tebowmania sweepstakes.
Yes, indeed, Josh McDaniels did the unthinkable when he drafted Tebow-much to the consternation of John Elway (whose revenge now seems sweeter: he has signed Peyton Manning).
But, McDaniels is hardly the sort to admit he made a bad decision that cost him his job. Rather, he is likely to justify and to rationalize his logic by convincing the Patriots that Tim Tebow is just what Tom Brady ordered.
The mind of Belichick likely is already dancing in the backfield. He likely can imagine the endless possibilities of two quarterbacks on the field at the same time. One could run, and the other could throw. Where and when might stymie the best minds of the opposing coaching staffs.
Do not think for a minute that Belichick would not take to the idea of revolutionizing the game yet again.
Two quarterbacks on the field together. Think of the possibilities. Whenever they need the QB to take a knee, send in Tebow. Whenever they need a receiver who can catch anything, have Tebow pass to Rob Gronkowski.
Though we thought Gronk and Tebow might never be on the field at the same time, we have begun to have fantasies that the future will be incongruous, two coins in the fountain wishing for the same goal.
Not since Federico Fellini had Marcello Mastorianni and Anita Ekberg wading into the Fountain of Trevi have been felt such fates coming together. Tebow and Gronk may join up enough to make the Patriots 8 and a Half point favorites.
If the Patriots trade for Tebow, the move beats 21 Jump Street for sheer audacity. We see Super Bowl XLVIII down the road.