GAINESVILLE -- Former Florida Gators' receiver Bubba Caldwell of the Cincinnati Bengals doesn't think Tim Tebow will ever be an "elite passer," but Caldwell does think Tebow will have success in the NFL.
Caldwell shared his opinion on Tebow with the Bengals' official website. Here's what Caldwell said about Tebow:
"He needs time. He needs to sit behind one of those good quarterbacks for about three years because I know he's going to put in the work and the effort to be a great quarterback. He's going to learn. I don't think he's going to be an elite passer ever. But he's a playmaker. He'll get the ball there. He probably can't make the prettiest looking passes. But he's going to use what he has to his advantage--running, scrambling, making passes. He's got a strong arm and I think he can make the throws, but they may not be the prettiest."
For what it's worth, this is probably the best explanation of Tebow's abilities that I've heard. Bubba hit the nail on the head. Maybe Todd McShay should be taking notes. Being an "elite passer" is highly overrated. Tebow would much rather be known as a "great quarterback."