Ex-NFL WR David Anderson: Tebow was worst QB I played with

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Ex-NFL WR David Anderson: Tim Tebow was worst QB I played with
Wednesday August 24th, 2016

Former NFL receiver David Anderson, who was a member of the Denver Broncos practice squad in 2011, told Fox Sports Radio that Tim Tebow was the worst quarterback he played with during his NFL career.

Anderson spent only 35 days as Tebow’s teammate, but quickly realized the flaws in the Heisman winner’s game.

“His mechanics really throw you off as a receiver because you're not really sure when the ball is coming,” Anderson said.

Anderson then talked about how that affected him as a slot receiver.

“If you’re playing in the middle of the field, you need to know when the ball’s coming and you need to know quickly because there’s a lot of traffic in there,” Anderson said. “He’d look like he was staring you down, which can’t happen, and then he'd throw the ball late, which can’t happen.”

Anderson said the other issue that came with having Tebow at quarterback was the need to simplify the playbook.

“You couldn’t switch up the personnel with Tim Tebow,“ Anderson said. “It was a two-tight, two receiver football game with him and he wasn’t able to throw the ball downfield and he wasn’t able to throw the football in the middle of the field, and he was really limited in creating plays with his feet, because you can’t do that as much as you can in college. You just can’t, you’re going to get sacked and you’re going to lose. You can’t overcome third-and-7’s and third-and-8’s as often as you can in college.”

Anderson played in 67 games over his seven-season career, recording 88 receptions for 965 yards and four touchdowns. 

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