Tim Tebow sees what Georgia did Monday night in Indianapolis as the start of a decade-long run of being a national championship contender.

The Florida legend called Georgia’s defense in the 2021 season one of the best defenses of all-time because the unit did it on the biggest stage against the Heisman Trophy winner, and for much of the game, Jameson Williams. Tebow called him one of the best wide receivers of the last decade.

“They improved so much from Dec. 4,” Tebow said. “Dec. 4 they were out-schemed, they were out-coached, they were out-played. But they adapted, they improvised, they got better conditioned and they showed up and said, ‘You know what, Dec. 4, that wasn’t the real us. We’re going to show you our true identity and they did it for 4 quarters over and over again.'”

Tebow said in his lifetime Georgia has always been a great university, but has not been able to get over the hump. Until Monday night.

“They went from hope to belief, they went from, ‘Oh, maybe we can do it, to maybe we can do it every year or every other year,’ Tebow said. “I think this program, what Kirby Smart is building is going to be a contender for the next 10 years.”

Tebow also called it sustainable, and closed by saying, “I think he’s building something special, and I think a sleeping giant was awakened.”