Posted by moranis on 9/10/2013 2:30:00 PM (view original):
Jackson's career sack % is nearly 2.5% better than Tebow. Jackson fumbles every 54.2 touches (pass attempts + rushes + sacks / fumbles). Tebow fumbles every 39.9 touches. Tebow's main year his completion % was 46.5% well below his average because as he had more opportunities to throw he had a lot more misses. That is the point. The more Tebow throws the worse he is. Tarvaris on the otherhand was over 60% in his most prolific passing season. Hell Tebow had a game where he was 2 for 8 for 69 yards in the entire game and Denver won that game. He followed that up with a 9 for 20, 104 yards, another victory and yet another victory where he went 9 for 18 and 143. So in a 3 game stretch Tebow went 20 for 46 for 316 yards with 2 TD's and was 3-0. He had another game where he was 6 of 22 for 60 yards, a 4 point loss. The reality is Denver won those games in spite of Tebow, not because of him. He is a solid runner without question and adds a nice element there, but you have to be able to throw the ball when you aren't running. That is why a guy like Terrelle Pryor is starting for Oakland and not Tebow. Pryor at least can hit the open man and is every bit the runner Tebow is.
Once every 25 plays, Tebow hands it to the other team. Once every 22 plays, Jackson says "Here, you take it."
Which is better?