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Vick or Tebow


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Let me start by saying that I am in no way advocating the Rams getting Vick! I think it would border on ruining the franchise.

 

My point in writing this post is to compare Michael Vick to another mobile QB, Tim Tebow.  I would actually like to see Tebow in the Blue & Gold.  I'm not sure on his future in the league as a QB, but if we spent a 4th or 5th rounder on him I wouldn't mind. 

 

Now for the stats:

TEBOW

Passing

YEAR TEAM CMP ATT PCT YDS AVG TD LNG INT RAT
2006 FLA 22 33 66.7 358 10.8 5 55 1 201.73
2007 FLA 234 350 66.9 3286 9.4 32 66 6 172.47
2008 FLA 192 298 64.4 2746 9.2 30 70 4 172.37
2009 FLA 213 314 67.8 2895 9.2 21 80 5 164.17

Rushing

YEAR TEAM ATT YDS AVG LNG TD FD FUM LOST
2006 FLA 89 469 5.3 29 8 0 0 0
2007 FLA 210 895 4.3 25 23 0 0 0
2008 FLA 176 673 3.8 26 12 0 0 0
2009 FLA 217 910 4.2 55 14 0 0 0

 

VICK

 

Year Comp Att Comp % Passing TD INT Carries Rushing TD
1999 90 153 58.8 1840 12 5 110 580 8
2000 97 179 54.2 1439 9 7 113 636 9

 

 

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Year

Attempts Comp. Comp % Yards INT TD's
1994 144 89 61.8 1141 6 11
1995 380 244 64.2 2954 4 22
1996 380 243 63.9 3287 12 20
1997 477 287 60.37 3819 11 37
Total 1354 851 62.85 11201 33 90*

 

Alright, let's examine the numbers.  This may be a little difficult to do with 4yrs vs. 2yrs, but I'll give it a shot.(I'll get to the third set of stats in a minute.)  What I don't want to get into is Vick's pro numbers. I want to examine what he did in college that made him seem worthy of the first overall pick.  He had a high yds/cmp, 20.4 his first year & 20 his second.  He had a nice yds/carry, 5.2 his first year & 5.6 his second.  Now let's keep in mind that his pass attempt number is low & not that much higher than his carries count.  His completion % was never over 59%.

 

Now let's look at Tebow. He has a lower yds/completion & yds/carry than Vick.  His completion % never dropped below 64.4%. He had a lower INT count than Vick and had nearly double the attempts.  Before anybody tries to say that his numbers are inflated by playing weaker teams consider the following:

 

2009 Regular Season Game Log Passing Rushing
DATE OPP RESULT CMP ATT YDS CMP% YPA LNG TD INT SACK RAT ATT YDS AVG LNG TD

10/17 Arkansas W 23-20  17     26   255   65.4    9.81 77        1 0       6      110.3 27   69     2.6 16 0

10/31 Georgia W 41-17     15     21   164   71.4    7.81 29        2 0       2      125.9 18    85    4.7 23

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11/28 Florida State W 37-10 17 21   221   81.0   10.52 39      3 0       2       150.1 15 90      6.0 47 2

12/5 @Alabama L 32-13    20    35   247    57.1    7.06 59       1 1       0         76.7 10 63      6.3 23

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SGR BWL Cincinnati W 51-24 31 35 482   88.6   13.77 80     3 0       2       147.3 14 51      3.6 17

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I highlighted these games since they are against top tier teams. Of course he had bad games along the way, but this shows what can do against notable teams. When he has to use his arm he can.

 

Now look at the third set of numbers & compare them to Tebow.  Compare the TD numbers, very similar, same thing for %.  Tebow is behind on yardage though. So to whom am I comparing Tebow's numbers? Peyton Manning during his tenure at Tennessee. 

I am NOT say Tebow is Peyton.  What I'm getting at is if you are one of those hoping that the Rams get Vick, then I would think that it would make sense for you to hope we get Tebow.  He has shown that he can use his arm & feet, arm definitely better than Vick. He excels with short to mid-range throws, like a West Coast offense.  He works well with fast slot receivers, i.e. Avery.  He would be more than capable of sharing SJax's workload, thereby eliminating the need for a backup RB.

What we would get with Vick that we wouldn't with Tebow is a player who has no problem flipping off his own fans. We would get an Academic All-American, high motor, high character, team-first guy with Tebow.

 

So let me open up the lines to TST Nation. If you had to pick one of the two to be the face of our franchise who would you take?

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