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Tim Tebow Lacks the Skill of Other Dual-Threat Quarterbacks
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It is easy to see why Tim Tebow has been so hyped.  He was the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner at Florida and he followed up that season by leading the Gators to a BCS championship in 2008.  He anchored the Gators 13-1 season in 2009, winning the Sugar Bowl.

Tebow has numerous individual achievements.  His 88 passing touchdowns and 55 rushing touchdowns are both SEC conference records.  He is also the conference leader in career passing completion percentage and quarterback rating.

The NFL requires a much different game then the one Tebow played at Florida.  College statistics are essentially meaningless.  Instead, it is more beneficial to look at a player's actual skill set and Tebow fails to impress in this category.

His appeal is also generated from being a scrambling quarterback, yet if Tebow is compared to other quarterbacks who relied on their legs, he does not match up with them.  The scrambling quarterbacks who have seen successes in the league all have significantly better skills then Tebow.  It takes much more then being a threat to run to be an NFL quarterback.

Here are five NFL dual threat quarterbacks that did it better than Tebow ever will. Statistics used are courtesy of Pro Football Reference

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