Originally Posted by kastofsna
not a very sound argument against Tebow, considering most NFL quarterbacks played for big schools that had very talented receivers
bottom line for QB's is that you want a guy who's smart and learns quickly and has all the physical tools. Tebow has all of that. he's poised. he's very athletic. Vince Young just had the physical tools, none of the mental capabilities, and clearly no maturity. Troy Smith was never really considered to be much of a prospect, which is why he went in the later rounds.
i think the two best comparisons with Tebow is Alex Smith and Steve McNair. we'll see whose career he more closely resembles
No the common bonds between the three Young, Troy Smith and Tebow is all three were in college offenses which featured very athletic receivers which didn't require any of them to be highly accurate. Now what I know for a fact is that for two of them it hasn't worked yet. They have not made the transition to passing, not throwing or hurling the ball, but passing the ball in the NFL. Now, you may argue that Tebow may some how be different. Tebow may be different and be able to transition. But the analogy is not only apt. It is spot on.
There are old QBs and Bold QBs in the NFL. But there are no old bold QBs in the NFL. The common theme with all young running QBs in the NFL is they either become better passers or they get obsoleted. They all quit running after a while. Even Lord Farve. And the same will be true wth Tebow.
One thing to hit a guy running free in a zone. Quite another sticking a pass in a three inch square NFL window with two guys hanging all over your receiver on a fifteen yard out or a ten yard hitch. Makes a difference.