Before I speak on this, here is the entire quote from Jim Brown.
On Tim Tebow and his effectiveness as an NFL quarterback:
“I think what Tebow has done is totally embrace the fact that he’s big and strong and he wants to win and if he has to run he’s going to run. And when he has to pass, he’s going to try to hit a pass. And so he’s the epitome of a guy playing football that doesn’t fit what people talk about, but he fits winning because he doesn’t turn the ball over and he’ll use his legs as an offensive weapon.
“Michael Vick in the last few games seemed to be afraid to use his legs because they say he’s not a great quarterback because he doesn’t stay in the pocket and throw the ball. …
[Tebow’s] also a great kid. He has his religious beliefs, he doesn’t let anyone influence him, and he’s working to be better — but he’s not going to give up his legs (laughs). I think Vick should take note of that and understand how to use his legs and use Tebow as an example.”
Michael Vick has ran for over 5k yards in his career while averaging 7.2 YPC with 32 rushing TDs. Michael Vick is considered by many the greatest running quarterback of all time.
You know what rational people though have said about Vick?
To win Super Bowls you have to be efficient in the pocket. What Brown is saying is that Vick should be more like Tebow and turn into a running back who occasionally completes passes. That goes against the entire history of the NFL. If anything Tebow need to be more like Vick who has learned at least while in Philly to be more patient, accurate in pocket and judicious when he runs.
We all know the reasons why Vick and even someone like Vince Young who did similar things for the Titans that Tebow is doing for the Broncos won’t get the same sort of pass on their deficiencies in playing the quarterback position. I won’t to stress that isn’t Tebow’s fault but fans and the media.
With that even being said Michael Vick when he has been on the field is a big time explosive quarterback who has led his teams to wins in the playoffs and a NFC Championship game.
Until Tebow has those type of credentials he should strive to be more like Vick than the other way around.