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Neither of the coaches who drafted these players are still employed with their respective teams. Rodgers lost Mike Sherman and gained Mike McCarthy as a coach, while Tim Tebow lost Josh McDaniels and gained John Fox.
This may be where the most stark difference exists in the chances of Tebow sharing a similar career path to Aaron Rodgers.
When Tebow lost McDaniels, he lost the man who was singularly responsible for bringing him here with the intent to play him someday. In McDaniels place Tebow received rugged veteran coach John Fox, who is more interested in righting the sinking ship in Denver than grooming a new quarterback.
Compare that to Aaron Rodgers who, while waiting for Favre to retire, was able to practice every day with his new head coach Mike McCarthy. The same Mike McCarthy who is now regarded as one of the best offensive minds in the NFL.
The effect of McCarthy becoming the coach of the Packers is immeasurable. Surely, it was the confidence that Packers GM Ted Thompson had in McCarthy's ability that allowed them to make the decision to not allow Favre to return in favor of what McCarthy knew he could do with Rodgers.
When, or IF, John Fox decides to turn to Tim Tebow remains to be seen.
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