Tim Tebow gets his shot.
When Tebow takes the field on Sunday, October 23 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, we’ll all start to get an idea of how good he might be, or might not be.
There are plenty of people who think Tebow will shine and that he has simply been an opportunity away from greatness.
Others think he will never be a great NFL quarterback.
I have no idea how all of this will turn out, either on the 23rd or over the long haul. I really don’t. And I don’t feel any need to offer a prediction.
On the one hand, if anyone has the makeup to be great, Tebow seems to be that person. His character, work ethic, leadership ability, desire and heart are all qualities which not every player has. In a sport like football, all of these characteristics can undoubtedly make a difference in any given game.
On the other hand, people who know football much better than I do have dissected seemingly every aspect of Tebow’s mechanics, acumen and performances to this point in his career. And many have come to the conclusion that Tebow will not amount to a great quarterback.
The debate has raged on.
I can understand the frustration of those who have wanted to see Tebow play sooner. I can understand the points made to support that position.
I can also understand those who are skeptical about the possibilities for Tebow to have long-term success. After all, the NFL is not college football. Success at the college level certainly doesn’t guarantee success in the NFL.
I find it much harder to understand why many of Tebow’s passionate believers have felt it necessary to label others who don’t share the belief that Tebow will definitely be great that they are somehow rooting against him to be so.
I hope Tim Tebow becomes a great NFL quarterback. It wouldn’t surprise me in the least if he does.
I have no idea if he will but I am really interested to find out.
At least now it is time for the talk to give way to play.
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