Tim Tebow Named the Starter in Denver, Which is Great, Because ESPN's New QB Stat Said He Had a Better Weekend Than Aaron Rodgers

In August, when ESPN unveiled its new QB stat, Jason Lisk raised a caution flag. I noted how ESPN has a similar stat for the NBA, and it occasionally spits out bizarre “efficiency ratings” – like having Rajon Rondo 16th among point guards, behind guys like Ramon Sessions and Earl Boykins. As I’ve been saying for years, stats can carry significant weight in baseball because you’re in a 1-on-1 setting, but that’s not nearly the case in the NBA or NFL.

Anyway, Mike Florio noted that ESPN’s QB rating from last weekend had Tim Tebow (4-of-10 passing, 79 yards) higher than Aaron Rodgers (26-of-39, 396 yards, 2 TDs). Tebow scored an 83.2. Rodgers checked in at 82.1. Tebow, playing at home, lost; Rodgers, playing on the road, won. Stats!

This morning, John Fox announced to the team that Tebow would be the starter in Miami two Sundays from now. Go get ’em, Tim.

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