I’m watching Florida/Georgia today. As a UF alum, I have a vested interest in the game (Go Gators! UGA=gator bait!)
My question concerns UF quarterback Tim Tebow’s chances of making it at the next level. Last year, he won the Heisman, largely due to his skill as both a runner and a passer. But while he’s demonstrated his competence as a passer, he’s mainly a running back with a strong throwing arm.
That’s good for the Gator’s offense, which likes to utilize the single wing (err, I mean, “spread” offense) to great effect. At the NFL level, though, I don’t see that type of offense playing well; the defense players are too big and fast for a qb to survive running in short yardage situations without succumbing to major injury. And I don’t think Tebow has the pure passing ability to ever be a standard drop back passer; his delivery is too slow, and he isn’t as accurate as he needs to be.
What do you think? I wouldn’t be surprised if Tebow was drafted and then converted to another position (i.e. like the Jacksonville Jaguard did with former Arkansas qb, and current wide receiver, Matt Jones). But I just don’t think he has the chops to end up under center in the pros.