@TimTebow can never seem to avoid criticism.
Yesterday, Johnny Manziel made a guest appearance on ESPN’s First Take with Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless. Manziel did pretty well — he talked about the NBA Finals, his experiences at Texas A&M, and how life has changed since he won the Heisman. However, he did have a major slip-up near the end of the segment, when he brazenly said, “Yeah, I mean, I hope I’m a better passer than Tim Tebow.”
Well Johnny, I’ve got a newsflash for you:
You aren’t. Not right now at least.
First of all, for the sake of argument, let’s say that the level of talent on the defenses both players competed against is a wash. I’d argue that Tebow faced better defenses during his time, but I don’t have the numbers to necessarily and definitively back that up. To be fair, I also think that Tebow’s offensive weapons (an emerging Percy Harvin and Aaron Hernandez) make up for any difference. The basic fact is that both players played against SEC defenses and perf...