Tebow’s College Numbers Do Not Guarantee NFL Success

March 31, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Numbers Never Lie – Except When They Do  
A rebuttal to http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/kerry_byrne/03/22/tim.tebow/index.html
In an article posted on SI.com by Kerry Byrne the argument appears to be that passing numbers in college prove that Tim Tebow will be the best quarterback in NFL history and should be selected first overall in the draft. 
The author bases his conclusions on comparing Tebow’s college numbers with those of the five SEC quarterbacks who have been picked first overall in the draft.  To refresh readers’ memories, those players were Peyton and Eli Manning, Tim Couch, JaMarcus Russell, and Matt Stafford. 
Mr. Byrne demonstrates that Tebow in college had a better completion percentage, yards per attempt, touchdown to interception ratio, and NFL style passer rating than any of the SEC quarterback selected first overall.  Other arguments he makes in Tebow&rsqu...

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