“Great quarterbacks win in the fourth quarter.”
“Stats aren’t important, winning games is.”
We’ve all heard these quotes many times. But when it comes to Tim Tebow, it seems like the only thing people care about are stats. Tebow is lights off in the fourth quarter, and had several comebacks last season. His stats are awful, and as a starter last season he went 8-6. Plus, he’s only been in the league for two years and has only had one training camp and full offseason experience.
Why does Tebow receive so much hate and negativity? The media puts more pressure on Tim than any other quarterback in the NFL. Everyone loves him as a person, but most don’t like him as a QB.
What are Tim Tebow’s upsides?
- Toughness- During one of his high school games, he broke his leg and was still able to finish the game and win.
- Will to win
- Ability to run
- Mobility in the pocket
- Leadership- Tebow can rally any team, and always takes the blame instead of pushing it onto someone else.
And his downsides?
- Not the typical size of NFL quarterbacks (muscle wise)
- The way he throws the ball
As to his upsides, those make his potential go through the roof. The only real probably with Tebow is his accuracy issues. Whether he is built like an ox or not shouldn’t matter. The way he throws the ball? Come on, that’s just nitpicking.
I think the Jets are a good fit for Tim. Rex Ryan and the coaching staff will use him to his abilities, and believes in him. The Jets’ players aren’t known for being accepting and friendly, but Tebow’s leadership and just his presence could change that and draw the team closer.
In the end, though, Tim Tebow will never do enough for the critics. “He won’t make it at Florida. He won’t win the National Championship. He can’t win the Heisman. He won’t get drafted in the first round. He’ll never start in the NFL. He won’t win. He won’t win consistently.”
Guess what? He’s done all those things. What’s next that he can’t do?