Originally Posted by rcaldw
I get weary of the disrespect shown to Tebow. I also get weary of the nonsensical nature of it.
It isn't disrespect. It is just the truth. In order to win a Superbowl, which is supposed to be the goal, teams need a better QB than Tebow. Sure you can win some games and maybe even a playoff game, but ultimately you need your QB to be able to play at a consistently higher level than Tebow has shown. As you said look at what he has done. He doesn't play with a consistent high level of accuracy or passing production.
I say the same things about Mark Sanchez. When his defense was top notch and he had a strong running game his team could win some games and even win a playoff game. Once you get a drop off in that supporting cast Sanchez showed he was not able to elevate his game enough to overcome that. Tebow is no different.
Look at Denver this year. Pretty much the same pieces. With a consistent QB threat they aren't just getting by in close wins, they are playing much better. That doesn't mean they win a Superbowl this year, but I think they are in better position than if they still had Tebow.
I saw what he did. What he did worked when he faced less than stellar competition last season. That doesn't happen once you get deep in the playoffs. The further along you get, the better the competition gets. What he does just isn't good enough unless you can count on a top defense and a top running game. Not many teams have both and even then, he may not have enough to complement that.
I would also not count on Maurice Jones-Drew if Tebow goes to the Jags. He has done very little this season and will be 28 next year. He is perhaps starting that downward slide that most backs face.