It seems the more negativity that some in the sports media or retired NFL players put out about Tim Tebow playing and/or starting in the NFL...all of course prefacing their scalding remarks with "I really like Tebow as a person or I'm a Christian too but..."
has brought out another Superbowl winning MVP Quarterback to inject some positivity into the discussion and stop the nonsense - Drew Brees.
He basically echoed Joe Montana's sentiments by saying he wouldn't mess with Tebow's mechanics too much at this level, noting that every guy throws the ball differently and has his own style. The best part was that Brees stated very clearly: that all Tebow needed was investment of development into the things he didn't do alot of in college...dropbacks and progression reads. Brees stated it is a matter of repetition and experience:
The more he gets of that, the better he will get at those things.
"And then obviously the guy has a ton of ability, a ton of athletic ability, leadership ability. It seems like he has all the intangibles. Now it's just a matter of him getting the reps and experience he needs to refine his game a little bit." - USA Today
Come on. You know Tebow was pumped after reading that after this week. Drew Brees trumps Boomer, Beurlein, Hoge and Cowherd any day of the week. The man said "Now it's just a matter of him getting the reps and experience he needs to refine his game a little bit." There! Somebody with a Superbowl ring an MVP trophy currently playing QB finally said it!
Brees then likened Kyle Orton's journey in the NFL to Tim Tebow's.
"Look at Kyle's situation from his Chicago Bears days ... Rex Grossman and then Kyle would start and play well, but then it was always you have to compete with Rex again (in the) offseason for the job. Kyle would do it and win the job.
"I think Kyle has been one of those guys over the course of his seven-year career right now who's had to fight for everything he's gotten. He's had to earn it all along the way. Here he is in a situation right now where maybe he's kind of going up against a younger version of himself in a little way. - USA Today
Kyle beat out Grossman back then and Tebow is a younger version of himself...or he will be with more reps and experience.
With the athleticism and intangible Brees noted in Tebow, Tebow has the potential to be even better. No wonder Drew Brees is a Saint.