When it comes to Tim Tebow’s pro potential, there are sure enough opinions to go around.
The take from here is that Tebow can stand some seasoning. His skill set was great for the college game and Urban Meyer’s spread offense at Florida. It takes a different set of skills to be a productive NFL quarterback. So what if Tebow doesn’t start or play much this year? He could use the time to learn the game at that level. There are a good number of QBs in the Pro Football Hall of Fame who didn’t start or play well early in their careers.
And there is no shame in sitting behind and learning from a veteran for a year or two. It worked for Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers among others.
What the so-called experts on television, radio or newspapers say won’t change anything. It’s just an opinion. What ESPN’s Merril Hoge said of Tebow on Wednesday is just that, an opinion. He is paid to stir the pot, to get people talking.
That’s just one side. Another comes from NBA great LeBron James, who went on Twitter with this:
“Tim Tebow will succeed in the NFL. He’s a hard worker, a student of the game, a natural born leader and most of all a WINNER! It takes time and he’ll be nice.
“Listened to Merril Hoge today on SC and he was just blasting Tebow. The man hasn’t even play a full season and its only his 2nd year in,” James wrote. “Guys get on that TV and act like they was all WORLD when they played. How bout encouraging him and wishing him the best instead of hating!!”
The Broncos camp has been saying the same thing about their quarterback situation since last season ended. A starter has not been named.
“My story’s been the same regardless of what you hear,” Broncos coach John Fox said. “And I’m in those meetings every day and know what’s said to everybody. Nothing’s changed. We’ve been singing the same song as seven months ago.”
So, don’t get all worked up about the opinions on Tebow’s NFL future, one way or the other. It’s still early. Let it play out on the field.