Since 1970, only one quarterback started and won a playoff game, and then never started again while still active after that season, according to Elias Sports Bureau. That would be Bob Lee, who was 32 when he started in the Minnesota Vikings’ 14-7 win against the Los Angeles Rams in 1977. Lee was 5 of 10 for 57 yards in that victory. Tim Tebow could be the second. Tebow was 24 when he threw for 316 yards in the Broncos’ 29-23 overtime win against Pittsburgh in the 2011 AFC postseason game. After that postseason, the Broncos traded Tebow to the New York Jets, who didn’t give him a start in 2012. Earlier this week, the Jets released Tebow. Lee had just 29 starts in his 12-year career so he had his chances to become a starter. He spent his final three seasons as an NFL backup. Make no mistake, no NFL quarterback has ever had the kind of early career success Tebow had in 2011 only to be summarily dismissed.
Tim Tebow could set precedence if he never starts another NFL game
Denver Post | May 2