Tim Tebow: Unfair to Label New York Jets Backup QB 'Most Overrated Player'

There are 20 comments on the BleacherReport story from Oct 29, 2012, titled Tim Tebow: Unfair to Label New York Jets Backup QB 'Most Overrated Player'. In it, BleacherReport reports that:

New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow is not the NFL 's most overrated player but instead the league's most In a recent Sports Illustrated poll of 180 NFL players, Tim Tebow was found to be the most overrated player, according to 34 percent of the voters.

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Sunshine State FB Fan

Inverness, FL

#22 Oct 31, 2012
_Jusayin_ wrote:
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So true. As unorthodox as Rex Ryan is you'd think he'd have already utilized TT if he actually saw something he could utilize. It's been said already but Elway and Fox shipped TT off(for laughably nothing) for obvious reason and now Rex isn't using him so how can one still believe TT is actually capable on the professional level? Those great players and coaches are obviously seeing something that tells them this guy just doesn't have what it takes.
The reason Tebow was traded is that Denver could not afford two high price QBs. As I stated before, Manning took up a lot up the salary cap space and keeping Tebow's large salary would have left no room to deal with other needs with the salary constraints that would have resulted. The Jets were not the only team interested in Tebow.
Laughing Bear Fan

Littleton, CO

#23 Oct 31, 2012
Sunshine State FB Fan wrote:
<quoted text>The Jets were not the only team interested in Tebow.
Clearly evidenced by the 4th round pick Denver had to beg for to unload him
Sunshine State FB Fan

Inverness, FL

#24 Oct 31, 2012
Laughing Bear Fan wrote:
<quoted text>The Bears underachieved their way to the superbowl with the imortal Rectal Grossman as QB, and guess what? They lost to the Colts.
It is fair to say All Florida QB's carry on the proud Florida tradition of SUCKING
That was 6 years ago and Grossman was the first Bear QB in 21 years to even get the Bears into the Super Bowl and had been underachievers ever since then except for this season which is not over yet. Grossman was another QB with ordinary ability who came up big in 2006 leading the Bears to a 13-3 record in his only full season as a starter.
Sunshine State FB Fan

Inverness, FL

#25 Oct 31, 2012
Laughed at Bear Fan wrote:
<quoted text>Clearly evidenced by the 4th round pick Denver had to beg for to unload him
His large salary made it hard to trade him.
Tebusted

Miami, FL

#26 Oct 31, 2012
Sunshine State FB Fan wrote:
<quoted text>His large salary made it hard to trade him.
No, his inability to be a quality starter made it hard to trade him. If he was starter material then plenty of teams would've been able to find the cash.
Spitemyface

Villa Park, IL

#27 Oct 31, 2012
Tebaggers wrote:
Such a role model that his peers voted him most overrated....
As a player trying to start as a QB in the NFL, not as a "role model". Say what you will about Tebow's QB play, I'd probably agree (although I think he has a place on any team looking to run the Wildcat or Option, the kid has proven to be a beast on the goal line or short yardage situations) but, he IS a good kid. Didn't he help fund a hospital to be built in Africa or somewhere? In my OBJECTIVE opinion, Tebow won't be a true starting NFL QB until he gets some accuracy on his throws, Tebow also strikes me as a good kid with the athletic talent to serve a purpose on any team willing or looking for a running option at QB. I digress, being a "role model" or a "good NFL QB" are two entirely different things.
Spitemyface

Villa Park, IL

#28 Oct 31, 2012
Sunshine State FB Fan wrote:
<quoted text>That was 6 years ago and Grossman was the first Bear QB in 21 years to even get the Bears into the Super Bowl and had been underachievers ever since then except for this season which is not over yet. Grossman was another QB with ordinary ability who came up big in 2006 leading the Bears to a 13-3 record in his only full season as a starter.
Lifelong Bears fan here, Grossman did NOT lead the Bears to the 2006 season although, he came out blazing hot the 1st 5 games of that season. It was the defense and special teams that took the 2006 Bears to the Super Bowl.
Spitemyface

Villa Park, IL

#29 Oct 31, 2012
Tebozos Unite wrote:
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Says the guy posting from his mom's spare bedroom, smoking pot and listening to Pink Floyd all day.
Like that? ASSumptions suck, don't they?
You say that as though smoking pot and listening to Pink Floyd all day is something bad......
Laughing Bear Fan

Littleton, CO

#30 Oct 31, 2012
Spitemyface wrote:
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Lifelong Bears fan here, Grossman did NOT lead the Bears to the 2006 season although, he came out blazing hot the 1st 5 games of that season. It was the defense and special teams that took the 2006 Bears to the Super Bowl.
Bingo
Spitemyface

Villa Park, IL

#31 Oct 31, 2012
Tebozos Unite wrote:
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This young man is a crappy backup QB on a crappy NFL team. Period. He is not a role model or a savior.
Well, he is a pretty decent role model. You may have legitimate arguments w/ the other stuff but, I doubt you'll find him shooting up strip clubs, running a cocaine distribution network, or fighting dogs.
Tebusted

Miami, FL

#32 Oct 31, 2012
Spitemyface wrote:
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Well, he is a pretty decent role model. You may have legitimate arguments w/ the other stuff but, I doubt you'll find him shooting up strip clubs, running a cocaine distribution network, or fighting dogs.
The only use athletes are as role models is for athletic achievements. The life stuff is for learning for the parents.
Laughing Bear Fan

Littleton, CO

#33 Oct 31, 2012
Tebusted wrote:
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The only use athletes are as role models is for athletic achievements. The life stuff is for learning for the parents.
Everybody knows role models come from the NFL. See:
Orenthall James Simpson
Rae Carruth
Ray Lewis
Art Sclichter
Junior Seau

“Timshel”

Since: Jan 12

Tulsa, OK

#34 Oct 31, 2012
Sunshine State FB Fan wrote:
Most people are not calling him a great QB to begin with. How does that make him overrated. He did win some games and led a struggling Denver team to the playoffs. He certainly has potential and seems to be a determined player who doesn't quit. Just because he is not the most gifted QB around does not mean he is incapable of being an effective NFL QB. Some of the more effective QBs in NFL history were not the most gifted ones and some of the most gifted ones were notorious flame-outs.
Fair enough but what most true football fans have taken major issue with is that TT as you say is not a great QB and his stats show he's not even that good of a QB YET he's been given chances many before him never received because TT has used his faith first and foremost and people's beliefs to get him these extraordinary chances.

Now if TT had the skills to back up all the hype or he actually showed some promise that he really could be a threat under center with his arm I'd be the first to say give the guy a legitimate shot and most true football fans would too because they could see he's capable but when we see one of the worst QB ratings in football last year that TT possessed and the fact that the offense had to be revamped just to cater to TT and that the defense and the O-Line which carried the team got 0 credit while TT was given it all and the fact that Tebow-ites will say all he does is win yet he loses his last three MUST WIN games and backs into the playoffs, it's rubbed true, pure football fans totally the wrong way. We feel his hype doesn't reflect his skill and TT knows that and in knowing that is using God and people's faith for personal, financial gain.

“Timshel”

Since: Jan 12

Tulsa, OK

#35 Oct 31, 2012
Sunshine State FB Fan wrote:
<quoted text>The reason Tebow was traded is that Denver could not afford two high price QBs. As I stated before, Manning took up a lot up the salary cap space and keeping Tebow's large salary would have left no room to deal with other needs with the salary constraints that would have resulted. The Jets were not the only team interested in Tebow.
Who was the other high priced QB besides Manning? TT? Really? The reason he was shipped off for nothing is because it got to be too much as many of the current Bronco's have publicly stated and because TT is just not capable when your ultimate goal is winning a superbowl.

No the Jets weren't the only team interested, the ONLY other was JAX and it could be where TT is headed before the trade deasdline as it looks as if Rexy is done with the TT project already.
Tebaggers

United States

#36 Oct 31, 2012
I too support the noodle arm bench warmer....
Spitemyface

Villa Park, IL

#37 Nov 1, 2012
_Jusayin_ wrote:
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Fair enough but what most true football fans have taken major issue with is that TT as you say is not a great QB and his stats show he's not even that good of a QB YET he's been given chances many before him never received because TT has used his faith first and foremost and people's beliefs to get him these extraordinary chances.
Now if TT had the skills to back up all the hype or he actually showed some promise that he really could be a threat under center with his arm I'd be the first to say give the guy a legitimate shot and most true football fans would too because they could see he's capable but when we see one of the worst QB ratings in football last year that TT possessed and the fact that the offense had to be revamped just to cater to TT and that the defense and the O-Line which carried the team got 0 credit while TT was given it all and the fact that Tebow-ites will say all he does is win yet he loses his last three MUST WIN games and backs into the playoffs, it's rubbed true, pure football fans totally the wrong way. We feel his hype doesn't reflect his skill and TT knows that and in knowing that is using God and people's faith for personal, financial gain.
Well, he did win the Heisman and is an athletic speciman. He is overexposed and discussed in the media but, I really don't see him personally vying for the attention or doing anything I would consider untoward with it. Some people do give him too much pro-football credit because of his faith, and some people refuse to give him any whatsoever because of it. Like I've stated before, I believe he has a place in pro football but, at least at this point, he's not the guy you want to start with the ball on every, or even most plays. He's big, and fast, and can pass better than any tailback so I consider him an excellent goal line/ short yardage/ Wildcat or option QB.
Tefail

United States

#38 Nov 1, 2012
I dont have enough fingers and toes to count how "Heisman winners" sucked in the NFL...can I borrow yours for count as well....
Eric Crouch

Littleton, CO

#39 Nov 1, 2012
I had a satisfying seven week career in the NFL, retired, and pursued my second dream career in religion.... I cut the lawn at the church each Saturday morning
Matt Leinart

United States

#40 Nov 1, 2012
Eric Crouch wrote:
I had a satisfying seven week career in the NFL, retired, and pursued my second dream career in religion.... I cut the lawn at the church each Saturday morning
I get to hang out with my fellow USC buddy/Heisman winner Carson...making early plans to WATCH the post season on TV already...since we suck...
Vince Young

Littleton, CO

#41 Nov 1, 2012
Matt Leinart wrote:
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I get to hang out with my fellow USC buddy/Heisman winner Carson...making early plans to WATCH the post season on TV already...since we suck...
I'm going to retake the Wunderlich and try to score a 6.
Screw it. I'm gonna score some coke

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