Bubby Brister isn’t the forgotten man from the Broncos second Super Bowl title team, but he is often overlooked. He played a key role in Denver’s run to the World Championship, coming off the bench to relieve an injured John Elway and delivering four wins in four games as a starter. He threw 10 touchdowns in the 1998 season. In his 15-season career, Brister threw for 14,445 yards for the Steelers, Jets, Broncos and Vikings.
I talked with Brister last week about Tim Tebow.
“Man, I think he had a great year. A lot of people were surprised. The broncos needed a shot in the arm, and that’s what he gave them.
“Now, look, I think there are things he needs to work on. If he works on his throwing motion, gets it a little quicker, anticipates his receivers more, that will really help him. There are a lot of people out there with unorthodox throwing motions. Look at Bernie Kosar. (Kosar threw for 23,301 yards during his 1985-96 career with Browns, Cowboys and Dolphins.)
“Tebow’s a winner, and I’m pulling for him. I just want him to succeed.