QB or Not QB? That is a Dumb Question

We’re still more than a year away from the 2010 NFL draft, but steel yourself for the inevitable deluge of pointless media bloviating about Tim Tebow’s future at the next level.

Take this one from the Orlando Sentinel, which surveys a mishmash of pro players past and present regarding Tebow’s prospects as an NFL quarterback. Honestly, what actually makes LaMarr Woodley and Donnie Edwards qualified to assess a quarterback’s skill set, especially when the list of QB flameouts is so long and distinguished?
The answer to the question of what position Tebow will play–if he plays at all–in the NFL is simple: we’ll know when we know. It’s an entirely academic exercise at this point. Yet, for some reason, most Gator fans Homerism has encountered treat the very suggestion that their hero can’t cut it as a QB in the League as an affront to common decency.
If you’re looking for a little unsolicited advice from someone without a dog in the fight, Florida fan, here it is: live in the now. The NFL is a completely different animal from the game being played on the field at the Swamp. You will have one of the greatest college quarterbacks in history leading your team for the fourth straight season. What he is or isn’t when 2010 NFL training camps open means squat now. Even if Tebow chucks it all and heads to the Philippines to preach the word for the rest of his life once his college career is over, it won’t change a thing about the brilliance of his time in Gainesville.
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