San Francisco 49ers Linked to Tim Tebow - NBC Bay Area

San Francisco 49ers Linked to Tim Tebow

ESPN reports that 49ers are one of three teams to watch if QB hits the trade block.



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    Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow kneels in the end zone before an NFL divisional playoff football game against the New England Patriots Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Now that the San Francisco 49ers have lost out on the prize of free agency, the team may not be done dealing with the Peyton Manning hangover.

    49ers Head Coach Jim Harbaugh and Alex Smith met for an hour on Monday to patch up their differences. But Smith is still unsigned.

    If things continue as a stalemate between the two sides, the 49ers may be forced to look for another option than Smith.

    With the Denver Broncos reportedly preparing to introduce Manning at a news conference on Tuesday afternoon, the reports that another quarterback from the Mile High club may be soon available via the trade block and the 49ers' name is being rumored as a possible destination place.

    ESPN's Adam Schefter, who was part of the original duo who reported the 49ers were interested in Manning, tweeted that San Francisco may be a team interested in exploring a trade for Tim Tebow.

    "Three teams to monitor as trade talks for Tim Tebow pick up: Jacksonville, Green Bay, San Francisco," he tweeted Tuesday morning.

    Tebow of course has some similarities to Smith. Both were coached in college by Urban Meyer and both one their first playoff game last season.