So I bet you’re like 90% of America and don’t think that Tim Tebow will be an effective NFL quarterback. I bet you think that he’s simply a running quarterback and can’t throw the football like you need to at the next level. You might even say he’s a system QB who won’t be able to run a pro style offense. I’m sure you’re also aware that no quarterback, or player for that matter, that has come out of the University of Florida and been productive in the NFL, minus Emmitt Smith of course. History is never wrong, right?
I mean Rex Grossman and Danny Wuerffel weren’t nearly as good in the NFL as they were in college. So what makes Tim Tebow any different? Well, that’s just it. Neither of the two are Tim Tebow.
Neither of the two are considered to be the greatest college football player of all time. Neither have had the chance to win multiple Heisman trophies like Tebow, and neither have won multiple national championships like Tebow. So, does history lie? It will, I promise.
Tim Tebow can’t pass? Now I’m not going to include his freshman year because there was only one game where he threw more than ten passes. In his 27 games as the true starting quarterback, he’s had only one game where he completed fewer than 50% of his passes, and that was in a loss at LSU in 2007. Eleven of those games he’s completed over 70% of his passes. There was only one game where he didn’t throw for a TD, and that was this past Saturday against Tennessee. In his entire career at UF Tebow has thrown 72 TDs and 11 INTs. How can you people say he is not a good passer?
He’s putting these numbers up in the SEC, too! Not the MAC or the WAC, the SEC. The best conference in football. I’ve heard people compare him to Michael Vick: great runner, bad passer. The only difference between them is two shiny rings, a 25 pound trophy, about 10% on their completion percentage, and about 20 rushing TDs. Vick may have the stronger arm, but Tebow is much more accurate and will have much more success in the NFL, no doubt.
Tebow’s great running ability overshadows how good of a passer he really is. When his college career is over, Tim Tebow will have 9,000+ passing yards with 90+ passing touchdowns. He could have three national championships and two Heisman Trophies. What other Florida quarterback can say that? What other player can say that?
Tim Tebow is not like any other Florida quarterback. Tim Tebow is not like any other player who has ever played college football. He is arguably the greatest to ever play the game, and when this season is over there might not be a debate. He will be an NFL first round draft pick. He will be an NFL quarterback, and he will be very successful. Do you want to be the person to tell Tim Tebow that he can’t do something? Didn’t think so.