With the recent release of QB Tim Tebow by the NY Jets, it got me wondering just how bad he really was. After taking several things into account I have decided that despite what his detractors say he was not all that bad. If you just look at the usual passing stats themselves, you will see very pedestrian numbers. He completed 173 of 361 for a 47.9 completion percentage, which is not that impressive to be sure. His 17-9 TD to INT ratio is average, as is his 75.3 QB rating. If you look beyond those stats.
However, you will see a QB with a winning record of 8-6 as a starter with 6 4th quarter comebacks and 7 game winning drives to his credit. Those last two numbers are what swayed my opinion of Mr. Tebow, as did the fact that he came in and took over a struggling Denver team in 2011 and led them on an improbable march to the playoffs. In those playoffs he defeated Pittsburgh in OT, but then bowed out to the New England Patriots, which is nothing to be ashamed of at all. So, to see Tebow's true value you have to look beyond the ordinary stats where you will find a QB with a knack for coming through in the clutch and leading his team to victory.