Tim Tebow names his favorite to win Florida’s quarterback competition Streeter Lecka/Getty Images
NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 01: Former University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow is seen on the sidelines prior to the start of the game during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

The Florida Gators quarterback battle is one one of the most intriguing in the country with the two choices being Feleipe Franks and newcomer Malik Zaire out of Notre Dame.

Current New York Met minor leaguer Tim Tebow was asked about the competition in Gainesville and didn’t run from saying who he thought would ultimately win the job.

Via CBS Sports:

“I do think Feleipe Franks has a very bright future, but you have to lean a little bit towards Malik if he’s able to compete well and show his stuff in fall camp.”

This isn’t surprising, and Tebow does go on to say he knows Zaire, which could play a role in how he sees this quarterback battle shaking out.

Tebow goes on to say about the Jim McElwain and Malik Zaire dynamic:

“Coach Mac is a very coach, especially at coaching quarterbacks, and he’s going to do a little bit of what Dan Mullen does and play to his quarterback’s strengths and I think that could give Malik a chance to have a special season.”

Zaire is the veteran, coming in as graduate transfer, and likely gives the Gators a better chance at winning the SEC East for the third straight season. Either way, putting Zaire in a similar situation to what he dealt with in South Bend with DeShone Kizer wouldn’t be a wise decision, so whichever quarterback McElwain decides to go with he should stick by that.

No matter what, the Gators head into the 2017 in a good place: having to choose between two talented quarterbacks to lead their football team.

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