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The Denver Broncos turned their season around by starting Tim Tebow. Although it's evident that Tebow doesn't have the skills to be an elite quarterback, he has the intangibles that many players lack.
Specifically, he has passion for the game. Like him or not, Tebow gathered a group of men who may or may not have believed in him and led them to a respectable 8-8 record.
Chances are you are not a Tebow fan, perhaps due to his media-catalyzed collegiate fame or his overly vocal religious views. But set aside your biases and reflect on the Broncos games you watched this season. Every time Tebow rushed, he gave his all to gain even just inches.
Win or lose, every player on the Broncos team pats Tebow on the back after the game. During every interview, he gave credit to his teammates while honestly reflecting on his mistakes. These are signs of a leader.
Coaches always say that they'd take a passionate player over a skilled athlete. Perhaps that's why John Fox chose Tim Tebow over Kyle Orton.