Tim Tebow Believer or Non-Believer? [NoeBrainer]
After Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos shocked the Steelers, are you a believer or non-believer in Tebow's chances to be a long-term franchise quarterback?
Tim Tebow made some enormous plays in a 29-23 overtime win by the Denver Broncos over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Tebow passed for 316 yards while throwing for two touchdowns and rushing for another. He completed 10 passes in the Broncos' shocking playoff win. We can all agree that it was an impressive performance by Tim Tebow against the NFL's #1 ranked defense.
Sure, the Steelers suffered multiple injuries during the game, were without the services of Pro-Bowl safety Ryan Clark, and utilized defensive looks as if Betty White was behind center. However, Tim Tebow did what most thought he was incapable of doing. I would've bet the farm that he wouldn't have thrown for 300 yards against the Steelers. He did. He deserves credit for that.
I don't see long-term success in Tebow's future as an elite NFL quarterback though. There was a reason that Brady Quinn was rumored to replace Tebow against the Steelers; Tim Tebow didn't enjoy a great regular season. His completion percentage was 46.5% this season. That's brutal. Tebow isn't consistently accurate. He simply isn't a great passer. He's not even good. I don't see that changing and I don't see Tebow becoming an elite quarterback in the years to come. Hopefully, I'm wrong, but I doubt it.
Brian Noe is the Program Director at 104.5 The Team, ESPN Radio in Albany, NY. Brian also hosts "The Noe Show" weekdays from 1-3pm ET on WTMM.