The Tim Tebow saga has run full circle back to main issue of his post-college NFL workouts. The topic of the day: Tebow's throwing motion is too long and slow. By fixing it, he hopes to speed up his release and become a legitimate starter.
The reality, however, is that the only angle worth changing is that of our perspective on Tebow as a legitimate NFL starter.
Changing his delivery isn't the magic pill. Nor are his throwing mechanics necessarily that big of a deal. The player reading the defense, deciding where to throw, and finishing the throw -- that is where Tim Tebow must improve.
Give Tebow credit. He's a phenomenal human being by all accounts. He's an inspirational piece to any team he belongs to, and he's been associated with winning more times than not. Plus, it's hard to fault a guy for doing anything -- regardless of how monumental or miniscule it may be -- to improve one's ability.
But please do us all a favor and keep him in perspective. Yes, Tebow is working with Tom House who has tutored the likes of Alex Smith, Drew Brees, and Tom Brady. But to in no way did House make these quarterbacks who they are. Once at this level a few tweaks are possible, but for the most part you are who you are.
Tim Tebow is becoming the aw-shucks good ol' boy we root for to be more than his abilities. But we need not look any farther than his past to see who he is and that he's likely never going to be a good NFL quarterback.
Tebow has been groomed as a spread option quarterback nearly his entire playing career. His jump to the NFL and the pro-style offenses are the equivalent of learning a new game. It's a whole new way of playing and -- more importantly -- a new way of thinking.
You see, it's not his arm that is holding Tim Tebow back. It's his mind, his muscle memory. He's trained for the 100-meter dash for eight years and now is being commissioned to run the mile. But how often does the mile-runner work on his block starts?
While not impossible, the likelihood is that it's not probable for Tebow to be a successful drop-back quarterback in the NFL. It's the reason the New York Jets are looking to get him on the field in wildcat situations. They understand exactly what they're getting.
In the meantime, Tebow will keep on working his mechanics and his release. He hopes it makes a difference; that somehow the change will lead to his dream of being a legitimate NFL starter.
Will Tim Tebow ever be a legitimate NFL quarterback?
Justin Mikels is a staff writer for Operation Sports. Follow him on Twitter @long_snapper.