2011 Fantasy Player Profile | Tim Tebow
It took Tim Tebow until Week 15 to show his stuff as a starter, and the end result after three starts and two losses were fairly mixed. It clearly remains to be proven whether or not Tebow has the makings of a consistent winner at the highest level, but as a fantasy option, there’s little doubt that the potential shoots through the roof.
In just three starts, Tebow displayed his ability as a passer with one 300+ yard passing effort, while also showing his skills as a runner, as he ran for at least one score in each of his final three games.
Now with the keys to Denver’s likely less pass-happy offense, Tebow will simply be asked to hand the ball off, make smart decisions, and move the chains when needed. In between all of that, Tebow’s athleticism and running ability will undoubtedly be utilized in the red-zone.
New head coach John Fox felt the weight of playing with inept passers for the past few years, but on the flip-side, has also never had a quarterback as athletic or talented as Tebow is.
A lot of people are raining down on Tebow because of his throwing motion, the fact that he’s not the “locked in” starter, and the possibility that defenses will key on him with complex schemes and game-plans.
However, Tebow has the arm strength, leadership, and athleticism to take the next step and shock some people. He doesn’t have the speed or explosiveness of a Michael Vick, but he’s a tougher and more effective runner than an Aaron Rodgers. If he can have the hype meet somewhere in the middle of that type of mold (of a player), Tebow could be a highly effective fantasy quarterback.
We’ll curb expectations and say he’s more of a QB2 until he for sure has the job in hand, but once he’s a starter, his dual threat ability could have him putting up nice QB1 numbers.