Tim Tebow is in the best situation to most benefit his career,” NFL Network insider Michael Lombardi said. “He is watching an offense operate at the highest level in terms of passing yards, as he can visualize his playing without having to actually play. He is learning, he is developing and he is going to benefit from this time much like Aaron Rodgers benefited from his time off.”
NFL.com analyst Pat Kirwan agreed, noting it’s better for Tebow’s development if he doesn’t have to focus on being a change-of-pace player in the Wildcat formation.
"Tebow has a lot to learn before he can be an effective NFL quarterback,” Kirwan said. “The Wildcat doesn’t really help him advance his pro career as a QB.”
As for Tebow’s role as the Broncos’ No. 2 QB, Kirwan doesn’t view it as a ringing endorsement that the former Heisman Trophy winner is ready to lead a pro offense, but rather it’s a reflection on the team’s other backup signal-caller.
“It says there isn’t a lot of faith in Brady Quinn,” Kirwan said.