Did you actually watch Tebow play or just watch the highlights. The dude can't throw a football. He can't run a pro style offense, it HAS to be the spread. HE is horrid. He is the worst QB in the NFL when it comes to throwing the ball and there isn't even a close 2nd.
T. Tebow 9/26 136 5.2 0 0 52.7
T. Tebow 11/22 194 8.8 0 0 80.5
T. Tebow 13/29 185 6.4 1 3 37.9
T. Tebow 6/22 60 2.7 0 1 20.6
T. Tebow 21/40 236 5.9 1 1 68.3
T. Tebow 10/21 316 15.0 2 0 125.6 -> Pittsburgh game, best game of his career and he still below 50% passing.
T. Tebow 10/15 202 13.5 2 0 149.3
T. Tebow 9/18 143 7.9 1 0 95.4
T. Tebow 9/20 104 5.2 0 0 61.2
T. Tebow 2/8 69 8.6 1 0 102.6 -> This is for an entire game, he was the only QB.
T. Tebow 10/21 124 5.9 2 0 98.1
T. Tebow 18/39 172 4.4 1 1 56.8
T. Tebow 13/27 161 6.0 2 0 91.7
T. Tebow 4/10 79 7.9 1 0 101.7
Full yr line:
Comp Att % Yds Avg/Att TD Int Fumbles Rating
126 271 46.5 1,729 6.38 12 6 7 72.9
So exactly why again do you this this guy is any good? only 4 times did he hit the 50% mark or better and of those 4 half were exactly 50% and a third was 52.5%. The numbers get you cut. I know he runs the ball well but he can't throw. Pull up the game tape dude. He can't throw the ball. I have no faith that he can improve in this area. He also lost 4 of his last 5 games. Teams were figuring out this whole spread schtick. He isn't good. If he proves he can throw the ball consistently in the 58 percentile or better I will change my tune.
You want over 50% completion percentage? Colt McCoy has a career 58.4% completion rate. He's also 6-15. He's won less games in his career than Tebow did last season.
You know who else runs a spread? Peyton Manning. Tom Brady. Aaron Rodgers. Drew Brees. All of those offenses are hybrid Erhardt-Perkins/ Spread offenses. But I guess NFL defenses with figure out their whole "spread" schtick too. And before you get all high on your horse, I am not comparing Tebow to any of those QB's. I'm simply listing QB's who are known for operating in a spread-style offense.
so tebow single-handedly took the broncos to the playoffs? oh thats not what you said? well...thats what you implied.
so he just wins....got it. its perfectly fair to assume he's gonna keep on going, and that NFL defenses wont figure out the gimmick offense that he forces on his OC due to his inability to play the position properly.
so look at it from this angle. when colt struggled to pick up the offense, did our system change to play to his strengths? do you think that guys who are clearly system first guys will throw out all their years of running and refining the WCO out the window to install a special offense required by this pseudo-QB to succeed? oh, he's left handed you say....awesome....we'd have the best strongside tackle in the game! oh yeah....we're gonna have a rookie on the right, or cousins.
but it was still a good idea because he just wins!
You tell me. They were 1-4 under Orton, with the same defense and same personnel. He obviously did something, whether or not you'd like to admit it.
At no point did I ever claim Tebow to be a franchise QB. But he wins games. You cannot deny that. He makes those around him play better.
I also never said anything about him being left handed, that's just you trying to pick something out of thin air to argue about, like a woman. I suppose this is all because I forgot to take out the trash last week, right?
The point is, he's a big name guy who has a winning record in the NFL, who the media loves and the fans love. He would have been great for a "new Cleveland" angle and would have put fans in the stands. Which, in turn, would have peaked interest from FA's and would have made it easier to negotiate. Then all of you whiny bitches would have less to complain about in the offseason, because more people want to play with Tebow than want to play with Colt McCoy. He is the complete antithesis of a locker room cancer; New York only got him to improve their locker room image. He would have brought media attention to Cleveland for reasons other than us sucking ass year in and out. To top it all off, he was dirt cheap. How this move doesn't make sense is beyond me.