The legend of Tim Tebow: Part two
What is Tebowing?
(vb) to get down on a knee and start praying, even if everyone else around you is doing something completely different.
He entered the NFL Draft as the most talked about college player of all time and is now the most talked about athlete in all of sports. Whether you love him or hate him, it seems as though everyone has an opinion about Tim Tebow.
Despite the obvious weaknesses in his game, (mainly his inability to throw the football at a consistent level) there is no denying that Tebow is currently the most captivating player in the NFL. His play this season has shocked many NFL analysts, as time and time again he has found an ability to win games.
He became the Broncos starting quarterback way back in Week 7 of the Regular Season against the Miami Dolphins. With the Broncos down 15-0 with a little over 5 minutes left on the clock, Tebow threw for two touchdowns and led the Broncos to a 18-15 Overtime victory. ‘Tebow Time’ was officially born.
Since that memorable game, Tebow went on to lead the Broncos to their first AFC West title in six seasons with an impressive 7-4 record as their starting quarterback this season. Last week in the Playoffs, Tebow led his Broncos to a dramatic Overtime victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Whenever the pressure is at it’s highest, it appears as though Tebow cannot be stopped.
This theory will be put tho the test once again this weekend, as Tebow takes his Broncos to Gillette Stadium to face Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. The game is live on Sky Sports 3 and although I have already stated that I think the Patriots will win, (see https://mrnfl.wordpress.com/2012/01/12/divisional-round-playoff-predictions/) I think everyone will agree that this has been a successful season for Tebow no matter what the outcome of the game.
So what does the future hold for Tebow?
Let’s assume that the Broncos are eliminated from the Playoffs this weekend, (a dangerous assumption I know but bear with me on this) I believe that the next step in Tebow’s progression as a quarterback will define the rest of his career.
This offseason will be Tebow’s first as starting quarterback of the Broncos. If the Broncos are confident in Tebow, (and at this point they should be) then they should look to build around his unique skill set through Free Agency and the Draft.
What the Broncos need are weapons on Offense that will work to Tebow’s strengths, a dynamic running back and speedy wide receivers on the outside are crucial. The Broncos already have a strong offensive line but are lacking in other areas. Running Back Willis McGahee doesn’t have many years left and back up Knowshon Moreno is injury-prone. At wide receiver, the Broncos already have promising players in Eric Decker and Demaryius Thomas, but could still use more help. Just imagine what Tebow could do with a LaMichael James in the backfield or a Kendall Wright on the outside.
If the Broncos add these type of players through the Draft or Free Agency, I think they can be a threat in the AFC for years to come (which is unfortunate for my San Diego Chargers). For now though, I wish Tebow and the Broncos good luck against the Patriots.
If they can pull off another upset, I may return with a part three. Until then, thanks for reading.