Originally posted by PopeyeJonesing:
Nah, it has nothing to do with people hating him. He's not nearly good enough to be a starting QB, and he's even worse as a backup QB because he can only be moderately successful if you build your whole offensive philosophy around him like the Broncos did two years ago.
If your starter goes down you need a backup who can step into your offense and your scheme, and Tebow can't do that. It's why the Jets had McElroy step in for Sanchez and not Tebow.
Heck, in Tebow's best season he had the third lowest completion % (46.5%) of any QB with over 250 passes in the last 20 years. He can't be a starter, and he can't be a backup. If you want him to be your third QB for gimmick plays (as the Jets wanted), it has to be worth the media circus, and it just isn't.
A. The Broncos did not build an entire offense/scheme around Tebow. They installed a few plays to make him a bit more comfy but they did not roll out the red carpet the way the Panthers did for Cam or how the Redskins did for RG3. So lets not act like they built an entire offense around the guy. If anything they gave Tebow enough rope to hang himself and it back fired against Elway and Fox.
B. Tebow was throwing to Brandon "Butterfingers" Lloyd, DT was only about 80%, and I think Decker was injured. Not to mention the Broncos best offensive linman (clady) was injured and they had a few rookies starting on the offensive line.
C. You had players in his own locker room hating on him despite the fact that they were winning games as a team. Those are the punks I would want gone, not Tebow.
All in all I think Tebow has proven he is far from what most people would call a "stud" QB, but he did more against all odds than Matt Ryan, Matt Schaub, Tony Romo, Sanchez, Weeden, and Blain Gabbert have in their careers. He was the reason his team performed ABOVE expectations and not below them.