From the very moment his college career ended, Tim Tebow has been scrutinized with regard to his ability to play QB at the NFL level. Some argued that while Tebow was a winner and an exceptional college quarterback at Florida, he was ill-suited at the position at the professional level, and would not achieve similar success. Others speculated that Tebow could potentially make it as a pro by taking up another offensive position, like full back or tight end. And, of course, there were those who had plenty of faith that Tebow would simply continue seamlessly with his spectacular level of play. During Tebow’s rookie season, he didn’t get a whole lot of chances to shine, so the jury remained out on how he would transition to the pros. Now, however, we have almost a full season of “Tebowmania” & “Tebowing” behind us, and it’s fair to say that none of the speculation was exactly right.
Following an 0-3 stretch behind Kyle Orton that left the Broncos 1-4 early in the season, Tim Tebow finally got his chance to start at QB for the Broncos. What followed was in-arguably the biggest story of this past NFL season, as the intriguing young quarterback rattled off a 7-1 stretch, complete with multiple 4th quarter comebacks and 3 overtime wins. While much of this success can be attributed to a somewhat weak schedule and inspired play from the Denver defense, there is simply no denying that Tim Tebow played a large role in turning this team around.
Toward the end of the season, the magic started to wear off a bit, as the Broncos lost their last 3 games to finish at 8-8. However, that was good enough to slip into the playoffs, where the Broncos hosted the heavily favored Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round. With one last dose of magic, Tim Tebow and the Broncos defeated the Steelers and advanced to go to New England, where their season finally came to an end at the hand of the Patriots, who went on to advance to the Super Bowl. So, now that it’s all over, what can we surmise about Tim Tebow’s professional capabilities?
Strangely enough, Tebow now stands as arguably the most overrated and underrated player in the NFL. Those who praise him as the next big thing and a remarkable quarterback are probably taking things a bit too far, while those who discount his enthralling season as luck are probably underselling him. No matter what, Tim Tebow is exciting for fans, and surely had many visiting directstartv.com to update their NFL packages just to watch him. Additionally, whether he has the sustainability and talent necessary for a long career or not, Tim Tebow is a class act and a winner – for at least a few more years, he will be well worth keeping track of, and he may yet become a star.