While many are celebrating Tebowmania and struggling to control their Tebowners following Denver's Wild Card win over Pittsburgh, its worth noting Tim Tebow still isn't good. He's quite frankly, kind of awful. Tebow has been part of a wild rage over a player who sadly isn't even mediocre. While he is a likable guy to many, he is not a good QB.
Its worth noting, that in training camp Tim Tebow was worse than undrafted Minnesota QB Adam Weber. As someone who watched a fair amount of Weber's college career, this is pretty sad. Its reasonable to deduce that had Tebow not have had a 1st round contract, he would've been cut. Being a worse quarterback than Brady Quinn and Adam Weber is not a ticket to NFL success.
While its never been explicitly stated, Tebow was only given an opportunity in Denver to prove he couldn't play and for Denver to move on. While Tebow has done that, Denver has won games due to their defense. Its clear John Elway wanted to give Tebow a chance to prove to his diehard fans that he wasn't an NFL QB, lose a bunch of games, and get a real NFL QB as part of a rebuilding process. Unfortunately for Elway, the front office and John Fox improved the Bronco defense too quickly and they won too many games.
Its also logical to assume that Tebow could improve as time goes on, as many young players do. Tebow only once this year completed more than 50% of his passes, which might be impressive sixty years ago but is flat out atrocious today. In his final three regular season games, he completed only 30 of 73 passes for 1 touchdown and 4 interceptions. Pretty. Damn. Bad. He averaged 6.38 yards per attempt, which was even worse than soon-to-be-jobless Mark Sanchez and sudden draft flop Josh Freeman. It was also significantly worse than quarterbacking legends Tavaris Jackson and Rex Grossman. He also led the Broncos to the 31st passing offense in the entire league.
Tebow did have a few big plays against Pittsburgh. While many continue to tout that Pittsburgh passing defense as #1 in the league, they were down three different starters right away. This was not the #1 passing defense in the league. For anyone actually watching the game, the Steelers played eight in the box on every play except for obvious passing downs. On those downs, Tebow struggled mightily.
You know what kind of quarterbacks don't struggle that poorly in passing downs? Decent ones. Quarterbacks not named Tim Tebow.