Who Has the Edge: Vince Young Or Tim Tebow?

Ross CrawfordCorrespondent IMay 10, 2009

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 07:  The Coaches' Trophy is displayed before the Ohio State Buckeyes take on the Louisiana State University Tigers in the AllState BCS National Championship on January 7, 2008 at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Who is the better college football player, Vince Young or Tim Tebow?

Statistics—Although Vince Young has some ridiculous numbers; Tebow is the first player ever with 20 passing TD's and 20 rushing TD's in the same year. Edge: Tebow

Hardware—Vince never won the Heisman Trophy, although if the Reggie Bush investigation continues, he may yet get one. He almost certainly would have one had he stayed his senior year. However, Tebow actually won it. Edge: Tebow

Championship Performance—Not even close. Young played the USC Trojans, winners of 34 straight and two straight championships. Tebow played the Oklahoma Sooners, who had lost just that season. Young threw for more yards, ran for more yards, and ran for more touchdowns. Tebow threw two interceptions compared to Young's zero. Young made quite possibly the greatest play in college football history with his 4th and 5 touchdown run to seal the championship. Sorry, Tim. Edge: Young

Regular Season Performance—Tebow lost three games in the 2007 regular season. That’s one more game than Young lost in all of his regular seasons. Edge: Young

Regular Season Crunch Time Performance—Tebow: 4th and 1, at home vs. Ole Miss. Didn't get it. Young: 4th and 18, on the road vs. Kansas. Got it. Edge: Young

Off the Field—This is barely worth discussing. Tebow spends his summers helping circumcise illiterate Filipinos, while Young spends his free time partying shirtless. Edge: Tebow

Final Call—This brings us to a dead heat, with Tebow winning three categories and Young winning three categories. However, while Tebow is a great player and a great human being, Young is simply one of the most talented college football players of all time.

He was always the best player on the field at any given time (yes, even vs. USC).

Winner: Vince Young