Tebow Is The Way

To overtake the San Diego Chargers, the Denver Broncos have to find a quarterback who can match Philip Rivers. Mike Klis of the Denver Post believes first-round pick Tim Tebow is that guy:

"The quarterbacks rounding out the top 10 depend on whether the criteria is past production (Donovan McNabb, Eli Manning, Carson Palmer, Tony Romo) or future promise (Joe Flacco, Matt Ryan, Jay Cutler, Matt Cassel, Matthew Stafford, Mark Sanchez, Vince Young, Matt Leinart).

Kyle Orton is closer to but not quite there with the McNabb-Eli group. Brady Quinn is closer to but a bit removed from the Flacco- Sanchez group.

Either way, Rivers is way, way up there. Rivers, as much as any other factor, explains why the Broncos went for Tebow.


'When you earn respect from people, then they begin to like you, and then they believe in you, and then they begin to love you, and then you have a team that is united and cares about each other more than anything else,' Tebow said in a backroom session with The Denver Post. 'And then you go out there and you play for each other, you play for your coaches and you win championships.'

Listen to the guy. To beat Rivers, the Broncos had to come up with a different way. Tebow is the way."

I'm not as skeptical as others are about Tebow's ability to play quarterback in the National Football League. Tebow appears to have the physical talent to play the position, and the work ethic to be a success. For all of Josh McDaniels' faults, he is a good quarterbacks coach with the capacity to turn a player like Tebow into a legitimate NFL quarterback.

I just think those faults--primarily his running a Pro Bowl quarterback out of town and stocking the defense with players over 30--will cost McDaniels his job before Tebow is ready to be a full-time starting quarterback in the National Football League.

Put it this way: If Jonathan Crompton is a starting quarterback before Tim Tebow is, McDaniels should never be allowed near a draft board ever again.

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