NFL Football 2011: Broncos’ Tim Tebow Debate

Posted: August 23, 2011 by Dan Condie in NCAA Football
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Tim Tebow approching the tunnel to the locker ...

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When Tim Tebow being unofficially deemed 3rd string quarterback for the Denver Broncos becomes one of the biggest topics in the sports debate world, it’s time the season start already.

It’s no wonder the story has gained so much following, Tebow being one of college football’s most likable and popular stars in recent memory. It can be hard to accept the tale’s hero failing in his quest.

In Tebow’s case, that quest was a role as starting quarterback in the NFL.

Since Tim left the Florida Gators, a two-time national champion (2006 & 2008), talk has been back and forth regarding his future as an NFL quarterback.

It’s no secret that Tebow has an unconventional style of playing the QB position. He is big, strong, and has a run first, throw second mentality. With a slower than average release throwing motion and struggles with accuracy, Tebow doubters had reason for concern. On the other hand, his in-game play was impressive at times and he showed glimpses of magic he displayed in college.

A big contributor to the Tebow situation is the split between the fans. There are some who don’t believe Tebow is the answer, future-wise, but some who believe he should be given a chance to prove himself before pulling the plug.

Because Tebow jersey sales set records for an NFL quarterback draftee, clearly, there are many at least curious as to how Tebow will fare.

The Broncos have not openly shared a lack of confidence in Tebow, but allowing Brady Quinn the majority of the back-up snaps, they sure aren’t showing any confidence through actions.

Team reps have confirmed the Broncos will continue to develop Tebow as a quarterback, further extending the life of this Tebow saga.

A minority of analysts believe the best thing for Tebow would be to try a new position, such as fullback or tight end.

I’m of the opinion that Tebow’s best chance is in a system that values a mobile quarterback. Those teams are few and far between.

Miami comes to mind and maybe even Cincinnati.

  1. Zach Barney says:

    he deserves a chance. He would absolutely thrive in Miami for several reasons.

    • Dan Condie says:

      The conspiracy theorist in me says Elway is trying to tap the competitor nerve. You don’t sit that much money on the bench. Given Tebow or Orton, I take Tebow because you already know what youre getting with Orton.

  2. Chris Ross says:

    Nice article and some good points for sure. This whole Tim Tebow saga has really made the preseason quite fascinating. Considering where Orton and Tebow were going into the preseason and where they are now it’s going to be interesting to see how this all plays out as the year(s) go along. Being outplayed by Orton, Quinn and possibly Weber doesn’t bode well for Tebow and all the scrutiny he faces but in the end he is going to have to deal with it because it is unavoidable for him. He’s a winner with great instincts but will that translate to the NFL game. A lot of people have varying opinions and I think I’m swaying towards the won’t category but really, who knows. Also, you think you could take a look at my blog cuz I’d love to hear what you have to say

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