Why Tim Tebow Doubts Are Justified

Alex SergejevCorrespondent IJuly 31, 2010

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 01:  Alex Daniels #4 of the Cincinnati Bearcats sacks quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Florida Gators during the Allstate Sugar Bowl at the Louisana Superdome on January 1, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Two starting points for this very short article.

First, this article is based on the 2009 BCS National Championship game between Oklahoma and Florida.

This game is the focus because the full game is available on Hulu for any reader to view and form his/her own opinion and also because it the competing quarterbacks are Sam Bradford and Tim Tebow.

Second, this article is not meant to predict that Tebow will fail as a starting NFL quarterback.

In this game, two things are noteworthy.

First, Bradford passes laser beams. It is obvious, while watching this game, why Bradford was the number one pick. If you blink you will miss the pass. Bradford gets high velocity on his passes, and every pass seems to be perfectly placed.

Second, Tebow's role in the Florida offense seems to be very dissimilar to the role a pro QB plays on an NFL team.

On Tebow's behalf, when he is called on to make a passing play in this game, he throws an accurate and effective, if slightly unwieldy, pass. But there are way too many QB draws, WR running plays, and general gimmick plays to instill a whole lot of confidence that Tebow will be a great QB in the mold of the great NFL QBs.

So, time will tell, and plenty of highly successful NFL coaches have stated that Tebow will have success as an NFL QB.

But in watching this game it is clear why there are some doubts among scouts as to whether Tebow really has the necessary chops as an every down NFL QB.