According to the Total Quarterback Rating, we have our answer.
Tebow outperformed Sanchez Thursday night by a wide margin in Denver's 17-13 victory. Tebow registered a 68.1 QBR, which is nearly twice as good as Sanchez's QBR of 35.5.
Sanchez completed 21 of 40 passes for 252 yards and one big interception, which was returned for a touchdown. He was hurried all game and looked very shaky. Sanchez admitted afterwards that he needs to play better and blamed the loss on himself.
Tebow was 9 of 20 for 104 yards but didn't make any big mistakes. He also rushed for 68 yards and a touchdown, which capped a clutch, 95-yard scoring drive at the end of the game.
I think Thursday's game brings up an interesting question. Which quarterback would you rather have right now: Sanchez or Tebow?
Sanchez is more conventional but hasn't made the necessary strides in his third season. Tebow plays ugly, but he's 4-1 as a starter this season. Which style of quarterback would you rather have?
Overall, both players have nearly identical QBRs this season. Sanchez's is 36.3 and Tebow's is 35.1.