Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow has had a tumultuous offseason with so much talk revolving around whether or not he can be a starting quarterback for a championship team. If you like good throws in the preseason and you think that proves this is the start of something, then Tebow will probably win an MVP award this year.
The Chosen One looked very good against the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday night. He completed six passes on seven attempts for 91 yards, including this 43-yard completion to Matt Willis.
All the Tebow lovers are in their glory today and want to tell Merril Hoge a nice warm place way down south that he can go, but let's try and keep this in perspective.
It was the first preseason game, Tebow was in there against second- and third-string players, the Cowboys secondary is not very good and one throw in the preseason does not make or break a career.
Was it a good-looking throw? Absolutely. Does it inspire hope that maybe one day he can become a great NFL quarterback? Yes.
Does the throw really mean anything? No.
All the Tebow fans want to believe that he will be the best quarterback of all time—and no one will work harder than Tebow to make sure that he lives up to that—but he has not proven anything to anyone.
What he did in college has no bearing on what happens in the NFL.
If he fails in the NFL, and I am not saying that he will, it will not take away from what he did in college. If he succeeds in the NFL, then he can tell all of his doubters once and for all to shut their mouths.
But one 43-yard pass in the first preseason game against a very weak Dallas secondary that has no depth means about as much as a baseball player hitting three home runs in a spring training game.
Tebow will play some this season—as he should, because at some point, the Broncos have to get something out of him since he was a first-round draft pick—but he will not start for this team until they are either eliminated from playoff contention or Kyle Orton gets hurt.
But that is all down the road. For now, just sit back, relax and enjoy Tebow's best pass as an NFL quarterback.