Admittedly, part of my argument hinges on the fact that Tebow is a quarterback. The fact is that in today's NFL, quarterbacks are the most determining factor in winning and losing; in today's game, quarterbacks' contributions have to be weighed more heavily in comparison to those of non-quarterbacks. That being said, when you consider Tebow's passing and scrambling skills, decision-making abilities, and intangibles, there isn't a more complete package in the league.
To start off, Tebow is arguably the best scrambler at his position. The only starting quarterback who possesses a similar power and speed combination as Tebow is Cam Newton. Newton is bigger in stature (six-five, 248 lbs. compared to Tebow’s six-three, 236) and had a faster 40-time, yet doesn’t possess the ability to shed defensive linemen and linebackers the way Tebow does. I’d say Tebow is stronger in that regard, as he is essentially a running back when decides to take off.
As a passer, there have been times during his career in which Tebow has looked awful. But in the playoff game against Pittsburgh, Tebow surprised everybody by making on-the-money throws against a good defense. He has yet to be consistent from within the pocket, but it seems the potential for growth is there. Yesterday, Eric Mangini, who has been dubious of the Tebow hype, and Andrew Brandt, a former Green Bay Packers executive, both said they believe Tebow has room to grow and, going forward, should no doubt be the starting quarterback in Denver.
Overall, I think Tebow's unparalleled playmaking ability at quarterback makes him arguably the NFL’s best athlete. What do y’all think?