The fact that you think Ryan Fitzpatrick, Joe Flacco, Andy Dalton, Matt Schaub, Matt Hasselbach, Micheal Vick, Cam Newton, Josh Freeman, and Alex Smith are better bothers me...
I suppose it depends on how one evaluates the position... Because I disagree on those 9 names...
And I'm not sure if it should bother me more that you would not have Jay Cutler or Tony Romo on that list(not that they're better than Tebow, per se... But they are certainly better than the above names* )...
Wait... Did you just go through the list of teams with .500 or better records and pull the names of those Q Bs
I just picked quarterbacks/teams at random. Keep in mind that Vick and Newton are playing for sub-500 teams and I still picked them.
The above list that I made was on a whim. If you want me to include Romo or Cassel or Cutler in that, I will. In fact, it would probably be easier for me to list the Q Bs
I would put Tebow above right now:
- John Beck
- Blaine Gabbert (maybe)
- Christian Ponder (iffy)
- Kevin Colb
- Curtis Painter
...And that's pretty much it. I'm pretty sure I'm missing someone.
Anyways, yes, all of the Q Bs
you mentioned above in your quote I consider better than Tebow right now. You may not like that, but that's my opinion. You are more than welcome to disagree with that.
Look, it's not all Tebow's fault. He has no offensive line, so he can't even make plays if he doesn't have more than .2 seconds to drop back. His defense isn't playing well, so he's always playing catch-up.
Most of all, they don't have an offensive plan that suits his style. Run a bootleg, do a shotgun screen, do something
that's not a "drop back, sit in the pocket for way too long and get sacked" play.
But Tebow is not a good professional quarterback right now, and the Broncos-Lions game did nothing
to dissuade me from that.
edited 31st Oct '11 3:04:19 PM by Arctimon