Felger: Tebow could be factor if Brady goes down

Felger: Tebow could be factor if Brady goes down
August 7, 2013, 11:30 pm

As the offseason starts to heat up, one big name at quarterback will be under the scrutiny of every set of eyes in New England. 

And no, it's not Tom Brady. 

The never-ending fascination with Tim Tebow has not hit the skids in 2013, with fans flocking to catch a glimpse of his every pass in Patriots training camp. Following a highly successful and worthwhile year in New York for the former Heisman winner from Florida (seriously he couldn't grab the starter's job from this guy, or this guy), Tebow has taken his talents to a place where his propensity for winning fits in well. 

His magical stint in 2011 aside, many are still skeptical that Tebow can be a viable starting NFL quarterback. Neither Gary Tanguay nor Michael Felger argued in favor of that proposition.

Yet, Felger feels Tebow isn't more than one injury away from starting on this team, even if his comment was a bit tongue-in-cheek.

"I do think he will make the team, I do not think he will make a meaningful contribution unless Tom Brady gets hurt, which no wants and no one expects," Felger said. "But if that should happen, I think Bill Belichick would go to him as the backup quarterback because I think Bill sees things in him that mere mortals don't see in him."

Tebow-mania has already reached a high pitch even in August. In the unfortunate case that Brady goes down, matters could become highly, highly interesting.