Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 3/29/12

We’ve heard the main knocks on Tim Tebow. He can’t pass. He’s not a quarterback. He’s a gimmick. He’s only a ticket-seller. But former Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer has just given us something we didn’t see coming.

Plummer, who previously said he’d like Tebow better if he cut down on the Jesus talk, spoke with KKFN radio in Denver on Tuesday and praised the quarterback for his charitable causes off the field but also cautioned that philanthropy doesn’t win football games.

“I respect the kid after the way the season went down and paying attention to what he does for other people in their lives,” Plummer said. “He puts a lot of things ahead of the game and in his position I think it’s pretty impressive that a kid his age can understand what is really important. … The kid has a big heart, he’s a humanitarian, but to back up what (John) Elway did, you don’t win Super Bowls with a humanitarian at a quarterback. You win Super Bowls with a genius quarterback who knows what is going on and that is Peyton Manning.”

Plummer’s thesis is pretty much the expanded version of the “good guys never win” adage. It’s almost as if Tebow can’t do anything right in anybody’s eyes. But, come on, how much more worse can a humanitarian be than a male model?

H/T Off the Bench
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