My new hero, Tim Tebow, is a Jet, and my old hero, Joe Namath, doesn’t like it. Actually, I’m with Joe, but not because I want to protect Mark Sanchez’s fragile psyche. I just want to make sure that Tim gets good coaching and continues his work to become a better passer. (He’s already a great runner, a proven winner, and an outstanding leader.)
I’m afraid New York, with a clown of a coach and an offensive coordinator who loves to run the wildcat, will relegate Tim to being an offensive curiosity, and that his development as an NFL quarterback will be stunted. I do believe, however, that Tim will be able to handle the bright lights. He has always wanted a bigger platform for his faith; now, if possible, he’s got it.
And, as for the Broncos and John Elway, a few questions: (1) Where do I trade in my No. 15 jersey? (2) Will they be pleased with dumping Tebow–on whom they poured effusive praise on his way out the door–if Peyton Manning fails to get them past the second round of the playoffs–where Tebow brought them–this year? (3) Despite Manning’s greatness, how does the Denver locker room feel about this? (4) Does Elway realize that Tim has a better playoff winning percentage (1-1 record) than Manning (9-10), who has won one fewer Super Bowl than his brother, and who is one good neck shot away from retirement?