Ok - two weeks ago I posted a FanPost about how I wished the Steelers would play the Broncos and Tebow. http://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com/2011/10/11/2483912/too-bad-we-dont-play-the-broncos
Well there was a lot of comments, not as many as on the Broncos SBNation site. He has now played one game as the starter against the mighty Miami Dolphins with their perfect record.
I will admit, that I did not watch the entire game, but saw some + highlights and read enough from the experts who actually played the game. So lets look at the stats.
He was 13 for 27 or 48% completion %. Add the 7 sacks he was 13/34 or 38%. Assuming that 50% of his 8 runs should have been passes he was 13/38 or 34%. That is done around the bottom of a NFL QB. He had 6 net yards passing at half time. At the half he had converted 0.0% of 3rd downs. For the game it improved to 25% (2nd half and OT was 36%).
Keep in mind, this was against one of the worst defenses in the NFL.
On Ben's worst days he is not that bad, and BB has had some real stinkers. That is up there with Rex Grossman numbers.
Tebow was out performed by Rookies without any off season, such as Cam, Gabbert, Dalton and Ponder.
This week they go against a very hungry and angry Lions team. Suh will rock his world. I do not see another win on their schedule and some of the games will be down right ugly. Week 11 they play the Jets. I wonder how many picks Revis will get.
Will Tebow be a star is still up for grabs. But in my opinion after watching football for over 40 years, not a chance.
If you love Tebow, and think that he is a lock for the HOF, I would love to do business with you someday.