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Tim Tebow vs. Alex Smith: Which Game-Managing Quarterback Would You Rather Have?

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 4: Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos celebrates a two point conversion against the Minnesota Vikings in the fourth quarter on December 4, 2011 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Broncos defeated the Vikings 35-32. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
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Jonathan MaurerCorrespondent IINovember 29, 2016

It has been a crazy year and we still have four games left. So far this season, I have been very irritated by the attention that Tim Tebow has been getting.  

It's crazy that he's not lighting it up at all, and yet he's the number one topic in the NFL. I bet that people who don't even watch football know that Tim Tebow's record is 6-1, yet don't even know that he plays for the Denver Broncos.    

How? Because people talk about his record so much that it sticks to your head like bad music.  

Do you know what Alex Smith's record is this season? You should, because even though it's not as talked about as much as Tim Tebow's record, it's still a pretty good record at 9-2.

If you told a Broncos fan that they would go 7-5 with Tebow starting, they would probably tell you that they hope that is true—but if you told a 49ers fan that they would go 9-2 with Smith, they would probably ask you if you were on drugs. 

That's how surprising the success of these two teams has been. 

Neither Alex Smith nor Tim Tebow have been lighting it up, but they have done what some young quarterbacks struggle to do, by managing the game.  

But which one would you rather have? It would be hard for some, and for others it's simple. I look at the stats, and it might be a little unfair for me to call Smith a game manager because he is tied 11th in the league in yards per completion with 7.4 yards per completion.  

I understand you Tebow lovers are wondering when I am going to tell you where Tebow ranks on the list, and the problem is, I don't really know because I see 32 quarterbacks on this list and none of them are Tim Tebow. The lowest yards per completion is 5.3, and Timmy T is not even on the list.  

I do not think Tebow is a good passer, I do not believe that he will be a good passer and I do not believe that the spread offense that Denver is running is sustainable—which is why I have to pick Alex Smith over Tim Tebow. 

But forget about who I think is better...Who do you think is better?

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