As head coach John Fox and offensive coordinator Mike McCoy are busy conjuring up their perfect formula for the Tebow-led spread option, they will be depending on Mr. Elway and Mr. Xanders to find them an additional piece to plug into this monster.
As Brian Billick said yesterday, this offense can put your QB at risk of injury. You need a backup plan. Whether you agree with him or not, it does raise some interesting questions regarding next year's draft for the Broncos.
While everybody is drooling all over Stanford's Andrew Luck (Elway included) as well as Landry Jones, the Broncos could be presented with the ideal opportunity to sneak in and snatch Robert Griffin III in the steal of the 2012 NFL draft.
Griffin has the tools to step right in and provide a seamless replacement to Tebow in this new offense. So far this season, he has completed 202 of 273 passes for 2,781 yards for a whopping 74 percent completion ratio. That includes 26 touchdowns to only four interceptions. That's the best touchdown/interception ratio among starting Football Bowl Subdivision quarterbacks.
He also has rushed for 386 yards on 106 attempts for four touchdowns.
At 6' 2" and 220 pounds, he has the size and the athleticism to plug-and-play with Tebow at the spread option quarterback position.
In fact, he possesses a better arm than Tebow. RGIII could be the "passing arm" of this dynamic duo, which would allow TT to focus on the running game.
He graduated seventh in his class in high school, has his degree in Political Science from Baylor and wants to go to law school. He clearly has the brains to go along with his athletic skills, which shows in his decision-making. I repeat, he has thrown only four interceptions this season.
This might be the best investment EFX could make to guarantee the success of their new experiment.
I would love to see this happen and encourage the Broncos to make it so. Mr. Elway, forget Palo Alto and get yourself to Waco, now!
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