The other day I heard Chris Simms mocking Tim Tebow’s brief NFL career. Chris Simms? Really? I had to laugh.
Here’s a comparison of their careers:
Interception-prone, alternated between starter and backup, appeared in two bowl games for Texas, set records for most interceptions in Holiday Bowl (4) and longest interception return against, in the Senior Bowl (99 yards) .
Two national championships for Florida, Heisman Trophy winner, dual threat as runner and passer, leadership skills off the charts, widely considered one of greatest college football players ever. In Sugar Bowl accounted for a record 533 yards and 4 touchdowns.
One year a starter, otherwise a backup, threw 12 TDs and 18 interceptions in career, career record 7-9, no playoffs.
Led Denver to improbable string of come-from-behind wins and the team’s first playoff win in years, beating the Pittsburgh Steelers 29-23 on an 80-yard TD pass in overtime. Tebow threw 17 touchdowns versus nine interceptions and set NFL records for longest TD run by a QB in his first start (40 yards) and most yards per completion in a playoff game (31.6).
Tebow made a Double A baseball all-star team and is playing Triple A ball in the New York Mets’ farm system. Also organizes a yearly national Night to Shine prom night for young people with various challenges.
Simms is a witless pundit on a sports talk show.