In advance of that event, Gelf did an interview with Gladwell and the topic of Tim Tebow came up. When asked how he thought Tebow would do in the NFL, here's how Gladwell responded:
The answer is that we don't know how he'll do: The lesson of past quarterback performance is that college performance, and NFL estimation of the value of college performance, aren't terribly reliable guides to pro performance. My guess is that if Tebow were drafted by the Jets or a team like that, he'd look good. And if he were drafted by the Raiders, he'd look bad.