Re: Ryan Mallet
posted at 6/12/2013 10:34 AM EDT
Comparing Luck to Tebow is not even funny as a joke. Luck would have walked in day one and started on the Jets, and they would have won more games than they did with Tebow, Snachez or the other guy.
What Luck did as a rookie that you so easily dismiss is go 11-5 on a blown up team that everyone was agreed was going to be the worst team in the NFL last season. He threw 627 times to Tebow's 271 attempts, and completed 54% to Tim's 47%?
Luck's offense ranked 18th in points with only a 26th ranked rushing average which means he was carrying the load. Tebow had the best rushing team, best defense with the Broncos and when he met a defense that had enough talent to force him to throw, he couldn't get a first down.
In the NFL you have to be able to pass, some QB's can run and are dangerous when they do, but they are only on a playoff team if they can pass first. This isn't a case of like or dislike of Tim Tebow, I know you're saying "give the kid a chance" Babe, but look I like the guy, I don't hate religion, but Tebow will never a starting NFL QB unless God fixes his throwing motion.
If he proves invaluable on special teams, is willing to play fullback, gives the defense good looks of opposing QBs in practice than he might make the squad, but even that I give long odds because who do you cut for his roster spot?
And Flutie was a great pro QB, he played his best ball in Canada so most of us didn't see it, but even in his later years in Buffalo he was the reason they won. Warren Moon wasted away in Canada for his prime also, but it doesn't mean they weren't great QBs.