Joe Montana Says Tim Tebow Shouldn’t Change His Throwing Motion
Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana is not among the critics of Denver Broncos Tim Tebow’s throwing motion. The three-time Super Bowl MVP weighed in on that topic on the Dan Patrick Show and said “I wouldn’t change it,” because:
“If you look at what he did in college, he played in one of the toughest divisions there was . . . He had success throwing the ball. He got it away in time. I don’t remember a lot of balls knocked down at the line of scrimmage . . .
“If you change the thing that really made the guy you take away from his ability to play the game, because now he’s thinking about his delivery as opposed to playing the game and throwing the ball on time, and that’s what it’s all about.”
“If you can throw it accurately and on time, I don’t care what your delivery looks like. Don’t change his delivery. Get his feet right, because he’s never taken a snap from under center. Let’s work on that part and see how the rest goes.”
Montana also reminded listeners that he wasn’t an instant sensation, and that in his first game he had two interceptions returned for touchdowns, including one where he was run over at the 1-yard line.