What Tebowmaniacs See in Tim Tebow the Football Player

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Jan 8 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow (15) during the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the 2011 AFC wild card playoff game at Sports Authority Field. The Broncos defeated the Steelers 23-29 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE

OK, time to take away all of the rhetoric. There’s a lot of talk about the guy pictured to the right, we know that. I have made clear my opinion of this move by the Jets. Any regular to this website knows that as well. Today, I wanted to strip it all down, and take a look statistically at Tim Tebow, and say, what do his fans see? What about his performance am I missing? He must be loved for a reason. So off I went.

Some of what he did in 2011 was impressive. He did put up an interception percentage was a meager 2.2%, while Mark Sanchez put up 3.3%.

His completion percentage was also excellent on the deep ball. On passes from 21-30 yards, he went over 50% , to 52.1 to be exact. For passes over 31 yards, it went up to a whopping 63.2 %. Our incumbent QB, Mr. Sanchez, got worse as the attempts got deeper. His percentage from 21-30 yards was 52.7 %, and over 31 yards he fell under 50%, to 49.5%.

So this is clearly an element that appeals to fans. Tim Tebow is adept at completing the deep ball, and that always garners the interest of fans. There Tebow fans, I gave your guy a compliment. I know that’s rare for me, so take it in and enjoy it.

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