Originally Posted by BroncoInferno
For every Peyton Manning who overcame early career struggles, there are 50 Brady Quinn's or Akili Smith's who do not. You frame the above argument and similar ones (i.e. Eli Manning overcoming a 48% completion as a rookie) as if it's the normal course of things for significant improvement to follow. It isn't. The Peyton's and Eli's are the exceptions, not the rule.
Peyton did not struggle his first year. He had growing pains and he threw a lot of ints but he also threw a lot of TD passes. He was on a horrible team and ANYONE who saw him play his rookie year in 1998 knew he was going to be a star. Tebow has never done that. Outside of Skip Bayless no one is saying Tebow is going to be a star, in fact this could be his last year in the NFL depending on what Jacksonville is going to do.