Monday, January 2, 2012

Tebometer Monday: The end of the road.

On a day when the Green Bay Packers backup QB completed 31 of 44 passes for 480 yards and 6 touchdowns, Tim Tebow had easily his worst game of the season.  In fact, it was one of the worst games played by any NFL quarterback in recent memory.  Tebow went just 6 of 22 for 60 yards with a fumble and an interception, dropping his career completion rate down to 47.3%.  Even though the 8-8 Broncos managed to back into the playoffs despite the loss, postseason stats don't count towards a player's career numbers; so the Tebometer will not move again until next season.

When I first created it 9 weeks ago, the number stood at 48.1%.  At this point I think there is a definite possibility that Tebow will never get to 50%.  The improbable run of fluky victories has already allowed him to keep his job much longer than he should have.  If other teams have 2nd string QB's capable of putting up numbers like the Packer's Matt Flynn did, it makes no sense for someone as inaccurate as Tebow to be given the opportunity to keep starting.  Unless something astounding happens vs the Steelers next week, it's looking more and more like we've already seen the best of what Tebow has to offer as an NFL quarterback.

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