SportsCenter has centered at least 75% of its programming on Tim Tebow this season, and it seemed like even more this week. The coverage is extensive, but it usually shows him in a positive light (except for the best player of all-time Merril Hoge’s comments).
Some comments that were made this week, however, were just plain stupid.
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There was an entire discussion on whether Brady Quinn should come in and replace Tim Tebow if Tebow was struggling against the Steelers.
Let’s take a quick look back at his NFL career thus far. He was drafted by the Browns in the first round, and held out for the beginning of training camp. This led to Derek Anderson leading the Browns to a record of 10-6 and Quinn getting to look on from the sidelines.
In 2008 and 2009, he actually started a few games. His stats from those seasons show a total of ten touchdowns and nine interceptions, not a good ratio, in a total of thirteen games. He was then traded to the Broncos in exchange for Peyton Hillis, which turned out to be one of the most lopsided trades, in the Browns favor, in recent NFL history.
Quinn has been either the third string or the backup his entire time in Denver, and he has yet to appear in a game. If the Broncos had such thoughts about putting him into the game, why didn’t he play in the last three Denver losses? He could have easily come into the game at Buffalo, in which Tebow threw back-to-back pick sixes.
Quinn fits the gunslinger-type quarterback that the Broncos would like to have, but he is the Barney Fife of gunslingers.
Tim Tebow has gone 7-4 this season and taken Denver to the playoffs. He came in and salvaged a season that seemed lost, as the team had a 1-4 record with Kyle Orton as quarterback. He may not have the prototypical skills of the other NFL quarterbacks, but he finds a way to win, and that is all that matters.
Tebow improves the players around him, and it is evident that his teammates believe in him. I’m sure Brady Quinn is a great guy, but he should not see the field in today’s game.
If you need a reminder on how all Tebow does is win, here is a reminder in the form of a mediocre song.