I was at work yesterday and The Football Genius and I were talking and we were discussing who we would make our QB if it was our franchise and our careers or even franchise depended on it. Would we take Tim Tebow or would we take Tony Romo? It made for an interesting conversation and made us think about it as we weighed out the pros and cons of having one or the other. A rookie quarterback or a veteran? It seems that most teams have trended to going to a rookie. Not all of them have worked out to this point, but the success rate has been incredibly high. Scam Newton, Blaine Gabbert, Colt McCoy, Matthew Stafford, Sam Bradford, and Christian Ponder have all had pretty good first and some even good second years. Even though there is such a high risk with starting a rookie quarterback, it is the trend, the talent has been their, and guess what, the talent is still coming.
In one hand you have Tim Tebow. A young quarterback who works very hard, is clean cut, sets an example, has no outside distraction, but has a throwing issue. He was never taught the proper throwing mechanics that is needed to be successful in the NFL. He is a leader and not only motivates his team mates, he also motivates the Bronco fans. Let’s be honest, they have not had much to be excited about in a few years, so he is helping in every aspect of the game and organization. He has pulled off two fourth quarter comebacks already. He also came in late to the game the week before and almost pulled off a miracle comeback. Tebow is 17-37 45.9%, 201 yards, 3 passing TDs, 1 rushing TD, 0 INTs, 0 fumbles, and has converted 1 two point conversion for the season. His career stats going into this season was 41-82 50.0%, 654 yards, 5 passing TDs, 6 rushing TDs, 3 INTs, and 1 fumble. He brings energy to the stadium and even non Bronco fans, Gator haters, and all forms of life are pulling for this guy. Except his coach, still don’t understand coach Fox, he had no problem with the worthless Jake Delhome, nut has an issue with Tim Tebow. Guess that is why he was fired from his first gig and if he keeps it up he will be fired from his second.
Then you have Tony Romo. He is still pretty young into his career. Romo is the opposite of Tebow. He is not the hard working and dedicated type. He lets his personal garbage rear its ugly head into his professional career. His on and off relationship with Jessica Simpson got old fast and interfered with his professional career. He has been known to be out playing golf or other meaningless activities instead of working on his game like he should. He is also more known for blowing the lead in the fourth quarter then any other quarterback. He is also the exact opposite of Tebow when it comes to motivation. He doesn’t motivate the team or the fans. Most fans would rather Jerry Jones go out and get a new quarterback rather then keep watching Romo blow a lead. Speaking of blowing, for some reason Jerry Jones is a big fan of Romo and no matter how times he blows the lead and the game, he defends Romo and makes excuses. He has blown atleast two games already this season. Romo is 140-217 64.5%, 1756 yards, 10 passing touchdowns, 6 INTs, and 3 fumbles. Which those numbers are alright, but not great and that is turning the ball over alot. Then his career stats are not any better!! Coming into this year he was 1,466-2287 64.1%, 118 passing TDs, 3 rushing TDs, 62 INTs, and 25 fumbles. If my math is correct, which it usually is, that is to include this season 131 total TDs and 96 INTs and fumbles. To be honest, I see why the Dallas Cowboys fans get pissed and would rather see Tony Romo traded off.
The Football Genius and myself both came to the same conclusion, even though it might be a rough first few weeks, with some really high highs and some really low lows, that Tim Tebow would be the better quarterback and the quarterback that I would want at crunch time. So we both agreed, in a quarteback duel between Tim Tebow and Tony Romo, Tim Tebow is the choice.