Senior Bowl week is in full swing and the Kansas City Chiefs have been connected with more than their fair share of prospects already. The player that will raise the most eyebrows is one of the most prolific college players of all-time: Tim Tebow. According to the Orlando Sentinel, the meeting went down yesterday.
Former Florida quarterback Tim Tebow has met at length with representatives from the Kansas City Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings and Carolina Panthers, according to members of Tebow’s camp.
The meeting with Carolina was the most formal, a sit-down session with the coaching staff. New Chiefs offensive coordinator Charlie Weis also sat down with Tebow.
All three teams could be looking for a quarterback in the 2010 NFL draft. Minnesota might be without Brett Favre, and Jake Delhomme’s time at Carolina is dwindling.
Tebow battled a 103.5-degree fever last night and has been sick with strep throat since Saturday, brother Robby said. He’s been on IV the last two days and sweated through the entire night on Monday.
His performance Tuesday wasn’t flawless, but it was an improvement over Monday’s fumble-plagued day. Tebow dropped one under-center snap compared to numerous drops the previous day.
Tebow said he’s pleased with his day and “just getting used to things a little bit more” before being whisked away by Senior Bowl officials.
As we start to really get into Draft mode, I should say up front that I have felt — and still feel — that Tebow can play at the next level as a quarterback.
With that being said, I don’t think it’s accurate for anyone to say the Chiefs are “looking” to take a quarterback in April’s draft. But I do absolutely believe Kansas City will be a landing spot for Tebow if he falls into the third round. Not because anyone is unhappy with Matt Cassel, but because Todd Haley and Scott Pioli both put a premium on intelligence, toughness and leadership.
My best guess right now is that a team at the top of the draft that doesn’t want to invest $60 million in one of the top QBs will get spooked by a better team (New England) and trade into the back of the first round to take Tebow. That means St. Louis, Washington and Cleveland will all be in the running.