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Tim Tebow: All Talk or All-American?

Nathan NickellCorrespondent INovember 7, 2016

IconTwo weeks into Tim Tebow's career as a starting quarterback, there's an obvious question to ask:

Is he really the player Gator Nation says he is? Or has he yet to prove himself at the college level?

After two solid performances against mediocre schools, Tebow has at the very least given Gator fans a preview of great things to come.

In Week One, Tebow completed 13 of 17 passes for 300 yards. Western Kentucky isn't exactly LSU, but any quarterback who throws for 300 yards on fewer than 15 completions has to be doing something right.

And by the way: Three of those completions resulted in touchdowns, and none of his passes were picked off.

In Week Two, the Florida offense performed like clockwork in a 59-31 victory over the Troy Trojans. Tebow led the Gators to scores on all seven of their first-half drives, and finished 18 of 25 for 236 yards, three touchdowns, and no picks.

He also ran for 93 yards and two scores, just for good measure.

Through two games, Tebow has thrown for six touchdowns and 536 yards while completing 74 percent of his passes. Many fans around the nation weren't sold on Tebow's passing ability in the preseason, but he's clearly put those concerns to rest.

The real test, however, will come this weekend, when Tebow makes his first start against the hated Tennessee Volunteers.

Look for Tebow to come out throwing as he gets a feel for a big game atmosphere. He's been on a high-profile stage before, but never as a starter.

I for one expect Tebow to filet a shaky UT secondary all night long. Corneilius Ingram and Percy Harvin will be key targets for Tebow, especially given the possibility of Andre Caldwell being on the sideline.

With or without Caldwell, Tebow will come ready to play, ready to win, and ready to continue silencing his critics.

Expect great things from this kid in the coming weeks and seasons.

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