Tim Tebow, 28, who currently has no job in the NFL, has a 9-7 record as a starter, including a spectacular playoff victory over the Steelers. He has thrown 17 touchdowns and only nine interceptions, completing 48 percent of his passes (all before his throwing overhaul). Tim has also rushed for nearly a thousand yards, with an average of five yards per carry. And did I mention that he has scored 12 touchdowns, and his longest run is 40 yards?
Meanwhile, Jimmy Clausen, 28, who is starting this week for the Chicago Bears because of an injury to the mediocre Jay Cutler, has a 1-10 record as a starter. Jimmy has thrown for five touchdowns and 11 interceptions, completing 53 percent of his throws. Jimmy has rushed for 61 yards during his career, averaging 2.2 yards per carry. He has run for zero touchdowns, and his longest run is 11 yards.
So why is Jimmy playing this week while Tim isn’t? There are many quarterbacks on NFL rosters–some of whom are starters–who can’t hold a candle to what Tim Tebow has accomplished, not just in college, but in the pros.
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One more point of comparison: Tim Tebow has six fourth-quarter comebacks and seven game-winning drives; Jimmy Clausen has zero and zero.