Face-Off: Embrace the Tebow time.

Phat Nguyen, Sports Editor

Tim Tebow is being too harshly criticized for things out of his control. Tebow is starter for a terrible Denver Broncos team.
I think you can all agree with the fact that all new quarterbacks should be mobile and should have elite accuracy.
When Aaron Rodgers came into the league, what kind of team did he inherit? Ryan Grant, a pro-bowler and 1,200-yard rusher and two all-Pro wide receivers with over a thousand yards receiving in Greg Jennings and Donald Driver.
What did Tebow get? A running back committee featuring Knowshon Moreno, a 700-yard rusher and a goodbye to leading wideout Brandon Lloyd.
Rodgers had a team and a formula that was set up for him to succeed with a team that went 13-3 the year before with Brett Farve leading them close to a shot at the Super Bowl.
Tebow was drafted into a system by a coach who lost his job after losing control of his poorly managed team. Mind you that Rodgers when 6-10 in his first season, but he has a nice Super Bowl ring today.
I’m not saying that every quarterback needs to be perfectly groomed as Rodgers was. Too often rookie quarterbacks are thrown to the lions by desperate teams who pray for anything to change the outlook of the season.
If you do another comparison to other quarterbacks that had a slow start to the season, you might see where I’m coming from. Eli Manning and Tim Tebow have similar numbers.
In their first five starts, the numbers seem equally subpar. Manning had a record of 0-5 with a 3-7 TD to interception ratio, a completion percentage of 44.4 and a passer rating of 44.8. Tebow has a record of 2-3 with a 7-4 TD to interception ratio, a completion percentage of 48.3 and a passer rating of 74.8.
An average quarterback has around a 60 percent completion percentage and around 75 passer rating.
Manning won a Super Bowl ring four years after that horrible five-game skid.
I want to leave you with a cut from his last year in Florida where he made a bold speech to the entire country.
“I promise you one thing, a lot of good will come out of this. You will never see any player in the entire country play as hard as I will play the rest of the season. You will never see someone push the rest of the team as hard as I will push everybody the rest of the season. You will never see a team play harder than we will the rest of the season. God Bless.” – Tim Tebow

His Florida Gators squad went on to beat Oklahoma 24-14 and win the program’s second national title in three years. Give the guy a chance already people.