The Tebow Effect: Will He Continue His Dominance In The NFL?

Torrey LaffoonCorrespondent IDecember 2, 2009

GAINESVILLE, FL - NOVEMBER 28:  Tim Tebow #15 of the Florida Gators smiles after a defensive stop during the game against the Florida State Seminoles at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on November 28, 2009 in Gainesville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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Tim Tebow has a winner’s mentality. His now famous “Promise” that he delivered after losing 31-30 at home to Mississippi last season illustrates this point well. I know you have probably all heard it, or at least seen an excerpt or two from it, but the one key phrase that shows what this kid is made of came when he emotionally stated that we would not see anyone in the country work as hard as he was going to work, and push others like he would push his teammates the rest of that season.

 Well… we know what happened. They did it. And they are on the cusp of doing it again.

 Although Tebow’s Heisman hopes this season aren’t as high or as promising as they have been the past two seasons, the Gators are still #1. Last weekend, Tebow played his last game in the swamp and then handed over the keys to the place to his back-up John Brantley (who threw two nice passes for 13 yards to finish the game). Brantley, who the announcers noted may be one of the best QBs in the SEC and was playing back-up, will surely keep the Gators in good hands.

 Despite all his accomplishments in his career at Florida, some analysts aren’t convinced he will be able to produce in the same ways he has in college once he advances to the next level. And rightly so; after all the college and professional games are very different in many ways. Something tells me that the fake-keeper-jump-and-pass play just wont work against the big boys.

 But Tim Tebow has a winner’s mentality. There are questions as to if he will even start at a quarterback position at all; although I really can’t see Tim Tebow playing anywhere else on the field.

 Tebow will find his niche. He has the heart and the determination – not to mention the leadership – that will be enough to benefit some team and make them great.