Skip Bayless Says Tim Tebow Is The Next Brett Favre

Skip Bayless Loses Any Credibility He Had Left, Says Tebow Will Be The Next Brett Favre

1/16/09 in NCAAF   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

Skip Bayless used to be a very good columnist at the Mercury News here in the Bay Area, and a few other locations before that, but since he's gone to ESPN, he's pretty much lost his damn mind. So much so that he actually made Stephen A. Smith look good the other day, which I thought was impossible. How did he do this?

Well, on First and 10 they were arguing about who would be the best pick between McCoy, Braford and Tebow when they all come out next year. SAS choose Bradford, and Skip chose Tebow, prompting SAS to quip that Tebow would make a nice tight end. So Skip went nuts, and said that Tim Tebow would be the next Brett Favre. As in, better than a guy who already has his ticket punched for the Hall of Fame and has more touchdown passes than anyone else in NFL history. Take it away Skip.



You'll notice at the end, Skip suddenly realizes how bad his decision was, and throws in the "in idolatry" line.

No you don't, big guy. You clearly said he'd be the next Brett Favre, with no additional details, which is maybe the craziest thing I've ever heard. Favre isn't exactly the prototypical pocket passer, but he's not a runner - like Tebow is - by any means. Favre also has a cannon in comparison to Tebow, and is able to get past his first read. Maybe Skip meant Tebow will have the same tendency as Favre to throw mind boggling interceptions.

Plus, even if we are talking about idolatry, how much do you think a fan base is going to love a bench riding QB who ultimately gets converted into a tight end? My guess would be not that many people.

Skip Bayless said Tim Tebow "is the next Brett Favre" [NESW Sports]
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1/22/09   |   adrisoto86   |   117 respect

Pat wrote:
For every Heisman winning QB who found success in the NFL, I can name you 20 guys who never sniffed a Heisman, but were much better.

Who would you rather have?

Heisman QB's in the last 20 years:
Andre Ware
Ty Detmer
Gino Toretta
Charlie Ward
Danny Wuerffel
Chris Weinke
Eric Crouch
Carson Palmer
Jason White
Matt Leinart
Troy Smith

I see as many successful NBA careers on that list as I do NFL ones.

ok obviously this question is miss read.  skip said Tebow would be the next Favre and then they were comparing who would be the best NFL QB when it comes to the 3 Heisman Trophy candidates.  I'm not saying that just because you are a Heisman Trophy candidate it automatically makes you a star in the NFL.  I'm stating my opinion from what they were comparing. 

1/22/09   |   Pat   |   5134 respect

adrisoto86 wrote:
I agree about Stafford and the SEC but we're comparing the 3 Heisman Trophy candidates and Stafford was not included in those 3.

For every Heisman winning QB who found success in the NFL, I can name you 20 guys who never sniffed a Heisman, but were much better.

Who would you rather have?

Heisman QB's in the last 20 years:
Andre Ware
Ty Detmer
Gino Toretta
Charlie Ward
Danny Wuerffel
Chris Weinke
Eric Crouch
Carson Palmer
Jason White
Matt Leinart
Troy Smith

I see as many successful NBA careers on that list as I do NFL ones.

1/22/09   |   dumpsterdave6   |   1 respect

I'm pretty sure it was Tim Tebow who pulled the plane out of the Hudson River and saved all the people. He was wearing his full uniform with pads and his John 3:16 eye stickers. Also, everybody's life was better because they got to  meet him.

1/20/09   |   adrisoto86   |   117 respect

ert wrote:
Ummm , I think that little quaterback from the SEC down in Georgia may be a pretty good one too. Stafford has played against way better defense than any of the Big 12. I don't want to here your Big 12 bs the SEC rules... better teams ... better defense.

I agree about Stafford and the SEC but we're comparing the 3 Heisman Trophy candidates and Stafford was not included in those 3.

1/20/09   |   ert   |   9 respect

adrisoto86 wrote:
Does Stephen A. really have to act like that on National TV?  Ok so Skip said Tebow will be the next Favre that doesn't mean you have to be a horse's ass.  And by the way they're both wrong.  Colt McCoy will be the best of the 3 in the NFL.  Tebow won't be able to rush, Bradford won't be able to keep looking at the sidelines waiting for someone to tell him what play to run.  Hook Em'!! 

Ummm , I think that little quaterback from the SEC down in Georgia may be a pretty good one too. Stafford has played against way better defense than any of the Big 12. I don't want to here your Big 12 bs the SEC rules... better teams ... better defense.

1/17/09   |   C130FE

ert wrote:
I never realized Skip Bayless ever had any credibility

exactly what I was thinking...

1/16/09   |   elevenbravo138again   |   1155 respect

 Ditto on McCoy being the best pro prospect, Bradford has a long way to go, Tebow is a total project, but so was Rich Gannon.  Skip has been driven mad by a combination of Botox and tanning pills, he was once a real sportswriter and Paris Hilton was once a virgin, but things change.  

1/16/09   |   adrisoto86   |   117 respect

(Edited by adrisoto86)

Does Stephen A. really have to act like that on National TV?  Ok so Skip said Tebow will be the next Favre that doesn't mean you have to be a horse's ass.  And by the way they're both wrong.  Colt McCoy will be the best of the 3 in the NFL.  Tebow won't be able to rush, Bradford won't be able to keep looking at the sidelines waiting for someone to tell him what play to run.  Hook Em'!! 

1/16/09   |   Pat   |   5134 respect

Well... at least SAS didn't overreact or anything.

1/16/09   |   chicachericola   |   2 respect

Yeah, because Tebow is a versatile quarterback. Oh wait, not he's not.

1/16/09   |   kantwistaye   |   4201 respect

See the funny thing about Favre is that he can throw the ball really hard, on a line, and in a tight space.  Tebow can't.  Slight difference.

1/16/09   |   ert   |   9 respect

I never realized Skip Bayless ever had any credibility

1/16/09   |   Boski93   |   375 respect

Hey Tebow could follow in Brett's footsteps and never leave or retire from college football.

1/16/09   |   brianmc0331   |   10 respect

He means that Tebow will throw just as many int's as tds

1/16/09   |   Keeter   |   92 respect

Hey......he may be right.........he could be drafted by the Falcons & sit on their bench !!

(which is what happened to Farve before he was traded & got lucky when Majikowski got hurt....against the Bengals..........which really shouldn't even count !)