I am not a Football fan. I have not watched a game in decades. Yet I could not avoid hearing about the Tebow hype. I investigated his record and this is what I found.
We should remember that Tebow is 7 and 2, but only one of those seven wins came against a team with a winning record. He beat the Jets (8-6) 17-13. The other six wins came against three teams that are 7-7 and three teams with losing records (Miami (5-9), Kansas City (6-8), Minnesota (2-12).. In the other two games against teams with winning records, Detroit (9-5) and New England (11-3), Tebow lost 45-10 and 41-23.
Conclusion , against average and losing teams, the Denver Broncos are able to win by a slight margin, because they are slightly better than average. When faced with actually good teams, they show that they are only very slightly better than average.
Tim Tebow has started in 9 games. The defense of those 9 teams he faced are ranked 5, 11, 14, 19, 21, 22, 23, 29 and 32. The average ranking on defense is 19.5 out of 32 teams. Thus he was facing defenses slightly worse than average.
Those nine teams averaged giving up 23.2 points per game this season. In the nine games he played against them, Tebow and the Broncos averaged 20.7 points. In other words he scored about 10% less than the average scored against them.
Conclusion, against less than average defensive teams, he scored a less than average number of points.
Grand conclusion: Tim Tebow’s prowess as a quarterback is hype. The Broncos are a slightly better than average team with a slightly worse than average quarterback.