Denver Broncos Select Tim Tebow With Hope For The Future

Chris FaigCorrespondent IApril 23, 2010

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 01:  Tim Tebow #15 of the Florida Gators reacts after a touchdown against the Cincinnati Bearcats during the Allstate Sugar Bowl at the Louisana Superdome on January 1, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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Once the college football season ended, there was continuous talk around the league about Tim Tebow and how he will translate into the NFL.

Sure he has two national championships and a Heisman trophy, but for some people that is not enough.  Some of Tebow's tendencies and techniques have raised concern on his ability to be a successful professional quarterback.  Despite constant chatter about Tim changing positions, Tebow has made it clear that he wants to be a quarterback in the National Football League.

When Tebow changed his throwing form there was a lot of negativity going around.  In reality it seems like the right approach for Tim to take, since a good handful of his turnovers were caused by the old awkward form.  This change in Tebow's form doesn't just make him better on the field, but it shows potential owners and coaches that Tebow is willing to adjust, while maintaining his core skill set and values, in order to be successful.  Aside from the few changes, Tebow will still bring the same leadership and intensity from college, while recognizing he is a first year player in the National Football League.  

The numbers Tim Tebow generated in college pretty much explain how talented this young quarterback truly is.  Tebow won the Heisman trophy his Sophomore year, being the first Sophomore to do so, and as a Junior he led the Florida Gators to their third national championship.  In Tebow’s Sophomore year, he only recorded a 9-4 record, but put up the following Heisman Trophy-winning Stats :  

QB Rating- 172.47                                     

Passing Yards- 3286                                                    

Passing TD’s- 32                                                     

Completion %- 66.9

As a Senior at Florida, Tim Tebow was extremely productive going an impressive 13-1, proving that he can be a consistent contributor.  In his last season as a Florida Gator,Tebow threw for 2895 yards and 21 TD’s, with a QB rating of 164.17 and completion percentage of 67.8(a career best).

The 2010 NFL Draft began on Thursday, April 22nd at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City, and Tim Tebow was selected as the 25th pick in the first round by the Denver Broncos.  Many football fans and experts thought Tebow would not get selected until the second or third round, but Denver took a chance for the future.  Once Tebow plays a fewyears, he should have no problem adjusting to the professional style of play and transform into an elite NFL quarterback.  

With Denver already having quarterbacks Kyle Orton and Brady Quinn, Tebow will have some time to prepare for the professional level on the sidelines and in practice, attempting to master his game.  This will be very valuable for Tebow, and this is one of the best scenario's he can be put in.  Tim Tebow seems to have a relationship with his new head coach Josh McDaniels, similar of the bond between Tebow and his head coach from Florida, Urban Meyer.  

This chemistry that Tebow seems to share with McDaniel's is actually what Tim needs if he wants to be successful at the next level.  For Denver to confidently select Tebow in the first round, shows you how much this organization likes this young man.  

Tebow is sure to be the center of this franchise within the next few years, and most likely a superstar shortly after.  Tim Tebow had one of the most successful career's a quarterback can have in college, and now he plans to do the same in the National Football League.