(Post Orton Era)
Tim Tebow has clearly looked like an NFL caliber Quarterback during the his inaugural preseason.
The many experts who chimed in are split somewhere on whether he will become good.
Clearly the knock most experts hit him with coming out of college was not a big factor thus far.
His motion had caused a problem, but after watching Matt Schaub use the exact same wind up a week earlier and also get a fumble from it, I knew Tebow would be able to use his throwing motion with no problem.
Tebow's flaw has been the short game. Misses on open receivers crossing the field have hurt his percentages. Other than that, this kid can make the needed throws.
So begins part 1.
Lets begin at Home. The Denver Broncos face an evolving AFC West. The San Diego Chargers still set the standard. They were 1-3 this preseason just like the Denver Broncos.
However, that means nothing as, of course, the Indianapolis Colts are consistently a bottom feeder in preseason.
Tebow will face San Diego, Oakland, and Kansas City twice a year.
San Diego last year sported the 11th-ranked passing defense. By the time Tebow takes the reins, San Diego will probably be back in the top 10 as they have the young talent to go for a while.
Tim Tebow even in his rookie preseason shows a very quick read with the ball. He goes from pulling up to gone really quickly. That will only improve as he continues to read NFL Defenses.
San Diego has a QB of their own who does this extremely well.
By the way, he was on the "supports Tebow" list ironically.
The battle between these two teams will thus become defensive in coming years. As San Diego has dominated offensively over the last 3/4 decade.
The same cannot be said about Oakland. Jason Campbell looks all right. Once again, I say Oakland drafts a QB next year and has its own little QB competition next year.
The Oakland Raiders defense will more than likely crack the top 5 in a couple years. They have made moves that no one can argue with.
They will need to compliment Awesome wah (Come to Denver bad boy we would love to have you) he cant be the only CB doing work in the secondary. Seymore is dirty. Probably a good thing in the NFL.
However, until they do put depth at CB, Tebow will eat them alive. The kid not only has the knack to find the open guy, he can use his feet to cause the defense to have to cover man to man, thus allowing him to drop those pretty down fielders he throws.
Kansas City is working on it. Eric Berry may be the best in the backfield but they have some youngsters starting to step it up. Not much.
But besides that, they have the most need to invest in defense. Tebow will defeat KC for years if they dont add quality depth at defense in all positions.
Except safety. They have two young guns that are pretty good.
The Broncos, however, have been able to put together some impressive games under the rookie Tebow.
In fact, one would say he could continue to be the scoring mad house he was in college. All the debate about Tebow is nothing but fuel at this point.
From third string to second string, and almost as good as the starter in one preseason. Yeah, he's got talent.
Orton has all the accuracy, but when the wall breaks down, so does Orton. When the wall breaks down on Tebow, get your popcorn ready.
Tim Tebow has shown he indeed belongs in the NFL. He can perform in the NFL. He is poised to begin his ascent to an elite quarterback in the NFL.
Josh McDaniels did not bring the Patriot way to Denver like so many have stated. He is clearly going NFL rogue and building something new. Fresh. Exciting.