Ditka: ‘I Would Take A Chance’ On Tim Tebow

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Tim Tebow. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Tim Tebow. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

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(CBS) Tim Tebow may not have any believers among the 32 NFL general managers, but the legendary Mike Ditka certainly believes in the recently-cut quarterback.

“I really do think there’s a place for him,” Ditka told the Sun-Times. “If not at quarterback, I think he could play tight end. If I was in the league and coaching today, I would take a chance on him at quarterback.

Ditka did say any team that signs the 25-year-old quarterback may have to alter its offense to accommodate Tebow’s style.

“I think (Tebow) can play quarterback in the NFL, but whatever offense you run might have to be tweaked a bit,” Ditka told the Chicago Sun-Times. “This kid is a talent and he proved it in college. He is an outstanding leader. Now, does he have an unusual throwing motion? Yes. But there a lot of quarterbacks that didn’t have a perfect throwing motion. Some of them turned out to be great quarterbacks because they were great leaders.”

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