DENVER (CBS4) – The Denver Broncos had an incredible run behind the play of quarterback Tim Tebow. But is he the future of the franchise? CBS4’s Vic Lombardi and Gary Miller mulled that question after the Broncos 45-10 loss to the New England Patriots in the AFC Divisional Playoff game.
“We saw some great things out of Tebow,” Miller said. “Does Tebow have the potential to do the sort of thing that we saw Tom Brady do here tonight?”
It might not be fair to compare Tebow to Brady at this point in his career, but it’s something the Broncos need to think about for the future of the team.
“Believe me, the Broncos want a pocket passer going to the future,” Miller said. “As we head into the offseason, that’s the question we’re going to keep asking … I’m not sure we’re going to get an answer until training camp at the start of next year.”
“Tim Tebow has only started 16 games in this league, so to compare him to Tom Brady is almost unfair,” Lombardi said.
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Lombardi said Tebow will have the whole offseason to prepare, but it’s still something the Broncos will have to deal with before next season.
“I’ll make this prediction. I think Tim Tebow will be the starting quarterback on this team. I think he’s done enough to earn at least that. He will have competition,” Lombardi said.
“At his good moments, he was very good. But when you think about it, you analyze every game, there were really more bad moments than good moments ultimately, and this is what they will look at — over the film — all year long and they will decide whether or not Tim Tebow is the guy that they can go to the future the with.”
Miller said it will be a fascinating offseason story because fans just can’t keep their eyes off Tebow when he’s playing.
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