A Closer Look At Tim Tebow


A quarterback should be the fire behind the collective desire of a football team. Many fans in the Washington DC area feel that Jason Campbell doesn’t have the same spark to ignite a team as some quarterbacks to, such as Dre Brees and Brett Favre. If the Skins want a leader at this position, Tim Tebow could be a choice.

Walter Football does a breakdown of Tim Tebow, and he would bring to the table. Matt McGuire says:

If I could take Tim Tebow’s mind and put it into the body of some college quarterbacks, then they would be No. 1 overall picks. However, we have seen quarterbacks with outstanding intangibles bust at the next level. It will take Tebow 3-4 years to learn an NFL offense to where he could actually start a game.

Tebow’s best fit at the next level will be at fullback or H-Back because his best skills are his running abilities; there’s too much development involved to draft Tebow as a franchise quarterback, though the success of Pat White in the Wildcat offense could help his draft stock. Looks to be a second-round pick with his great intangibles and versatility.

I feel that Tebow may have a difficult time transitioning to the NFL game.  In his early days at Florida, Tebow was a back up who served as a switch up quarterback who came in for short runs/scores.  If he will be a quarterback in the NFL he has to adjust a few things, and his throwing motion is at the top of that list.

His ability to move will be a great asset, he can make plays and has a gun as well as the ability to hit the deep ball.  He does however have bad footwork and his college offense would not make any impact in the NFL.  Some say he can be a good NFL player, but not at quarterback-we shall see.  He was invited to attend the draft, we will see what the draft for him.

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  • Choco

    I think the flaw in your piece is to say that Tebow’s success was derived from his running ability.

    If that was true then you could take any player with strong running ability and they would be as good or better than Tebow. But that is not the case.. SEC coaches have said that when Tebow is gone the playing field in the SEC will be even again.

    The reason I think people underestimate Tebow is because they do one of 3 things. they either underestimate Tebow’s running or passing ability or both.

    What makes Tebow great is that he is nearly good enough to be a runner in the pros and nearly good enough to be a pure passer. HE has all the tools to be a great passer.. he is just raw. So it’s really not matter of IF Tebow will be a good to great QB but WHEN.. and his running ability likely means he can make an impact as a QB in some capacity right away.

    • Rick Rhickerson

      Good points Choco, thanks for the input! Work is still key in his development, and I will favor the side of caution when it comes to how effective he will be as a Pro. I will root for him though.

  • ChampionLady

    Let’s not forget that Tom Brady was a 6th round pick at 199. Drew Brees was considered too short and no arm strength and was a system quarterback, Brett Favre was a project…what do these guys have in common today??? They are champions. No different with Tim Tebow. He’ll develop and have no doubt that he will win a Superbowl(s). He’s too much of a champion.

    • Rick Rhickerson

      That is a very good way to look at it. The points you make are what make the draft so intriguing. I agree about him being a champion. That is the way he carries himself and a player who plays like a winner and is willing to work is better than the talent who just wants to get paid.

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    So happy to read such a interesting post that does not fall back on cheap rhetoric to get the idea covered. Thanks for an entertaining read.

  • MorrisClide

    It is suppose to be that the defense was tremendous, but there is the intangible “phenomenon Tebow”. I guess that deserves discussion about what the Broncos record would have Kyle Orton continued to play. It looked like a losing team with Orton. The D is great, but Tebow say what someone should get some credit for the 7-1. QB is usually judged by victory and defeat plain and simple. The numbers may not be there but the most important. Now this could be the Trent Dilfer argument again, but these reimbursements fourth quarter just make the discussion more interesting.anyway, for more news, we can visit http://www.tebowformvp.com/… thanx

  • MorrisClide

    It is suppose to be that the defense was tremendous, but there is the intangible “phenomenon Tebow”. I guess that deserves discussion about what the Broncos record would have Kyle Orton continued to play. It looked like a losing team with Orton. The D is great, but Tebow say what someone should get some credit for the 7-1. QB is usually judged by victory and defeat plain and simple. The numbers may not be there but the most important. Now this could be the Trent Dilfer argument again, but these reimbursements fourth quarter just make the discussion more interesting.anyway, for more news, we can visit http://www.tebowformvp.com/… thanx