I’m not going to bore you with the numbers, but I read an excellent piece about Tim Tebow and his Real Passer Rating (which includes rush attempts, rushing scores, etc.) So, it accounts for everything he does. It also accounts for the fact that he protects the ball well. Tebow has consistently outperformed his opponent quarterbacks in the Broncos’ wins in this Real Passer Rating.
So, there is SOME kind of statistical evidence that he is not a completely worthless quarterback who just happens to win. Now, the question is: Do the numbers matter?
Well, on some level they have to. I mean, the boy is 5-1. He is winning. If the win is close at hand–he can get it. He just can. It may sound like using very complicated statistical analysis to back it up sounds like excuse-making just so we can say that he actually isn’t that bad.
No, not at all. You see, he IS that bad as a thrower. I watched some passes that were so bad I couldn’t watch them. However, as a leader, the boy is fantastic.
Now, there is no statistic to measure what a great leader he is. There just isn’t. You have to just assume that he is a good leader if he is marching his team down the field and scoring OVER AND OVER when it COUNTS.
Now, some of you are probably going to say, “This won’t work long term.” I get it. I don’t know if it will work long term or not either. But, here’s the difference.
Tebow is not the Wildcat. Tebow is a man. He is a person who can continually motivate, inspire, and lead his team. If he continues to do that and the offense evolves (unlike the Wildcat) we might have something here.
I’m just sayin’.