Warren Moon, NFL Hall of Famer, Likes Tim Tebow’s Intangiblesby Victor Rodriguez on Jan. 12, 2012, under Sports
Did anyone outside of Denver think the Broncos would be in the divisional round of the playoffs, one win away from the AFC championship game? Probably not, especially with Tim Tebow at quarterback, but here they are playing the top seed New England Patriots.
Sure, after each week whether he wins or loses Tebow is put under the microscope of things he can’t do, yet somehow he manages to win games. Winning games in the NFL is important, but sometimes that’s not enough to keep your job. Even with his struggles this season he has shown signs of improvement.
“Tim Tebow brings a lot of intangibles to the tables in terms of leadership, his work ethic, his will to win. All those different things that a quarterback needs go along with the work that he is putting in and you’re starting to see that work pay off. He’s getting better and better each and every week,” NFL Hall of Famer Warren Moon told the Victor and Matt Show on 110SportsPodcast.com.
“I said at the beginning of the year that he was really a work in progress,” Moon added. “I think his team believes in him. If the team believes in you and you can get guys to play at another level that’s what you call an MVP, Most Valuable Player. You have to have guys like that on your football team especially in leadership position to make guys play better and he’s doing that.”
No one expected Tebow to accomplish what he has this year in terms of getting his team to the playoffs. Statistics wise his numbers aren’t impressive, but again he wins games. His mechanics must improve in
order for him to be an effective quarterback in the NFL. In fairness to him he still has only started about a dozen games so to expect him to be as polished as a Tom Brady or Drew Brees is unrealistic. In the same token, he’s not in the same category as NFL busts such as JaMarcus Russell and Ryan Leaf.
Most experts feel that Denver will lose this weekend to New England not because of Tebow, but because the Patriots are just a better team. Regardless the outcome, Tebow needs to brush off the negativity that he knows he’ll receive and continue to work on his game. Will Tebow one day join Moon in the Hall of Fame? Probably not, but to say Tebow won’t be valuable to a team and help them win games is inaccurate. Tebow has always been a winner and nothing should change now.
– For the full interview with Warren Moon listen to Episode 137 on 110SportsPodcast.com.
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