I Think Tim Tebow Should Be A Starting Quarterback In The NFL
God it feels good to say that, I’ve been holding that in for a while.
When I talk football with friends, most of them think Tim Tebow is brutal. Part of me agrees. But then again, there’s a part of me that thinks, “how has everyone forgotten what he did last year?”
Some people think of Tim Tebow as the Jets waterboy. But I think of him as the guy who led a 1-4 Broncos team to a 8-8 record last year. Tebow also led them to a playoff win against the Pittsburgh Steelers, and he torched them for 316 yards and two touchdowns.
Everyone always focuses on what Tim Tebow can’t do, but no one pays attention to the things he can do. I’ll admit, Tim Tebow isn’t the most accurate passer, he doesn’t have great arm strength, and he can’t run a traditional offence. However, Tebow is a winner, he does know how to lead, and he can make plays in crunch time.
I feel like scouts and fans are far too obsessed with physical ability. Players are drafted based on size, strength, speed, and quickness. But what about heart, will, and compete level? Physical skills are only important if you have a good head on your shoulders. Ask Vince Young, JaMarcus Russell, or Ryan Leaf. You have to be mentally tough to be an NFL quarterback, and Tim Tebow is just that.
Here’s another great thing about Tim Tebow, you know exactly what you are getting. He’ll be the hardest worker on the team, he’ll never throw teammates under the bus, and he’s a model citizen. In the NFL, that’s a valuable skill set.
Tebow may not look great throwing passes in practice, but he never misses when the money is on the line. Tebow is also a guy that has been a winner on every level. He’s won a Heisman, he’s won a national championship in college, and in his only season as an NFL starter he led the Broncos to the playoffs.
Some people think Tim Tebow will end up in the CFL, and I really hope it happens. Doug Flutie and Jeff Garcia have already proved that non-traditional quarterbacks can thrive in the CFL. They’ve also proved, along with Warren Moon, that CFL quarterbacks can make the transition back to the NFL. It would be a win-win for both parties. Tebow would get a chance to develop his skills, and he’d provide the CFL with unprecedented coverage.
More importantly, I want to see Tebowing make a comeback. It’s just not the same without Samantha Saint Tebowing.