Rookie watch: Tim Tebow
Tebow is an easy target. He's raw and religious, and these days he has more doubters than supporters. But the one thing fantasy owners can appreciate is Tebow's desire to succeed and his ability to close himself off from the negativity that surrounds him.
One of college football's greatest all-time players, and a member of two national title teams at the University of Florida, the 236-pound dual-threat quarterback became the first underclassman to win the Heisman Trophy in 2009. Tebow was also a strong candidate in each of the next two seasons while guiding his Gators to a 26-2 record.
Heading into the '10 NFL draft, scouts criticized every part of his passing motion, bringing into question his ability to play quarterback at the next level. Tebow worked through those mechanical concerns, however, and convinced Denver's brass he was worth the risk. It's difficult to know whether coach
Tebow is a unique fantasy prospect. He is neither a traditional quarterback nor utility player, and so finding a fair comparison is nearly impossible. Fantasy owners may wish to consider
Interesting fact that won't help you: The NCAA is considering a rule (dubbed the Tebow Rule) that will prohibit players from putting messages in their eye black. Tebow occasionally placed Bible passages in his eye black during his time at Florida.
Even in dynasty leagues, Tebow is a long shot to become a steady fantasy producer down the road.