Tim Tebow also played much better in the last part of the game. His QB rating in 2011 for the first half of games was 65.1, but it jumped up to 78.1 in the second half. He obviously played well late, although interesting enough, for a guy that had so many late wins, Tebow’s rating was 46.8 in the last two minutes of either half. Mark Sanchez’s numbers are interesting too. His rating in the first half was 82.9, compared to a second half rating of 73.5. His rating in the last two minutes of the half believe it or not, was 81.9.
My point here? Mark Sanchez played well in the last two minutes, but clearly Tim Tebow stepped his play up late in games, and that will always excite a fan base.
Look at me Tebowmaniacs, it’s a Tim Tebow love fest.
Finally, look at Tim Tebow’s numbers in the fourth quarter. It’s the only quarter where he had a completion percentage of over 50 % (51.9). His rating also jumped up to 81.3. If the Broncos went to overtime, Tim Tebow was nothing short of spectacular, with a 145.8 passer rating. The bottom line on this is that Tim Tebow plays well when the game is on the line, and he knows how to win these games.
You don’t win as often as Tim Tebow did in 2011 if you don’t have SOMETHING going for you.
On the other hand Mark Sanchez’s completion percentage went down in the second half, putting up numbers of 64.7 and 61.4 % in the first and second quarter respectively, 47.2% in the third quarter, 54.1% in the fourth.
So, go ahead and ask me Tim Tebow fans. What’s my problem? Well, I’ll tell you.