Others will offer a more analytical view, and tell you that, quite frankly, he's just not that good.
Broncos team president John Elway has been straddling the fence all year, waffling back and forth on whether or not Tebow is the QB of the future in Denver or not.
He's done flip flopping, though.
Elway needs to be careful, however, about how much he commits to Tebow. His style of play isn't the only thing that makes him unlike any other quarterback. The way you treat him must be different as well.
Running quarterbacks tend to get hurt more often than traditional, pass-first QBs. This is why the Eagles signed Vince Young to be Michael Vick's backup in Philadelphia. He was the most similar QB to Vick that they could find to back him up. That way, in the event that Vick got hurt (and he did), they wouldn't have to drastically change the entire playbook for Young.
The only way the Broncos can have a comparable backup for Tebow is if they draft (or sign) a spread-option QB. Generally, like Tebow, these quarterbacks have little to no experience in a pro-style offense.
Additionally, the Broncos have to adapt their entire offensive playbook to fit Tebow's skills and weaknesses. They can't run the same thing that other teams run, because Tim Tebow can't run the same offense as everyone else in the league. Get ready for a lot of option plays, QB draws and handoffs.
Once they adapt their entire offense to fit Tebow, it will be time to see if a gimmick offense can even be effective on a long term basis. Based on what we saw against the Patriots, the only decent team with 2 cracks at stopping Tebow... let's just say I don't think his "success" is going to last.
If the Broncos stick with this and actually commit 100% to Tim Tebow as their starter, it will set the franchise back 3-5 years, as I stated in the title. Sure, they got to the playoffs this year, but anyone who thinks it was anything but a freak set of circumstances is only fooling himself.
- The Broncos backed into the playoffs with an 8-8 record, and losses in their last 3 games.
- Tebow was rendered absolutely ineffective against the Patriots, who had one of the worst defenses in the entire NFL
- The didn't beat a single winning team in the regular season. Their "best" wins were against the Jets, Raiders, Bears and Chargers, who were all 8-8 in the regular season.
- Even their playoff win, against the Steelers, was against a bad team. Yes, a bad team. With as many injuries as the Steelers had, they were a shell of their normal self. And it showed. Not to mention the horrible game plan.
- Tebow finished the season with a 46.5% completion percentage. That's 4.3% worse than Blaine Gabbert, who had the 2nd lowest percentage in the league.
- Out of the Broncos' 13 games with Tebow at the helm, they scored 18 points or less 9 times.
- They finished 25th in scoring offense, averaging only 19.3 points per game. And that's after averaging 20.2 points per game in the first 5 games with Kyle Orton, so Tebow brought the average down.
By sticking with Tebow, they're prolonging the inevitable. They need a legitimate NFL QB, and they're not going to go anywhere until they get one. It's that simple. Tebow isn't the answer, no matter how bad the fans want him to be.
If John Elway actually follows through with this, the only thing saving his job will be the fact that he's John Elway, the greatest player in Denver history. Because on the field, the team will be a mess until he makes the right call and gets a quarterback. Take that to the bank.