Tim Tebow suddenly has become the de rigueur answer for every troubled sports franchise.
Though the 29-year-old Tebow has been surprisingly OK in the Mets’ minor league system this year, the Dolphins reportedly considered him as a possible quarterback solution before landing on Jay Cutler after Ryan Tannehill went down last week.
The Dolphins also considered and discarded Kyle Orton and the embattled Colin Kaepernick before agreeing to terms with Cutler, according to the Miami Herald.
Plucking Bears castoff Cutler from the Fox broadcast booth for one year and $10 million is one thing. Getting Tebow to give up his burgeoning baseball career now that he actually seems to have found his swing would have been another.
The Heisman Trophy winner and two-time BCS national champion caught on with the Mets last fall and earned — or was given — a promotion to High-A ball, where he is hitting .268 with five home runs and 23 RBIs in 38 games with St. Lucie.