Grading a football player is a huge task, and while I continue to pick away at all he has to offer, I’ve decided to put up some early impressions and definitively grade his skills. Read on to find out what the first week with Tim Tebow has been like.
Tim Tebow had a rough debut at the New York Jets’ first OTA practice on Thursday after throwing two interceptions to teammates Bart Scott and Yeremiah Bell respectively. By an unofficial count, Sanchez took 17 snaps in 11-on-11s, 7-for-14 with a TD. Tebow took 9 snaps, 6-for-10.
All scores based on a scale of 1-10
He’s doing bad things and looking bad doing them but this shouldn’t come as a shocker to anyone who’s watched him play over the last two years.
There are moments when Tim Tebow looks drop-dead-gorgeous but his beautiful face and inguinal crease are offset by the hideous contrast to a green-and-white Jets uniform, which clashes tremendously with his complexion.
His voice isn’t the worst we’ve seen in American Football but it’s not how he’s saying things, it’s what he’s saying. Tebow’s going to have to tone down his vocal faith this season and stick to strictly “pigskin speak” until he proves himself on this team.
While Tebow has demonstrated great success on his feet in the past, the Jets’ minicamps have so far been concentrated on position specific activities, meaning Tebow has to show us what he can do with his arms. Two picks in two minutes is not a great start.
Lasting Appeal: 2
At this point there should be no question in anyone’s mind that Mark Sanchez is still this team’s franchise QB and Tim is… an impressive athlete who might find more long-term success in special teams or politics.
Not good but face it- despite what he thinks or wants to think, Tim wasn’t brought to New York to be a quarterback. He’s here to fill a void that’s been burning ever since the Jets released Brad Smith. It’s quite possible Tebow will always be a terrible QB but his tremendous skill as an athlete in general could be just the missing piece the New York Jets need this season.
Tim Tebow: 3 out of 10 (Blegh)