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They said hindsight is 20-20, and not even Nostradamus could have predicted the mania that Tim Tebow would bring to Denver.
Apparently Bronco's coach John Fox didn't either, or else he wouldn't have wasted the first five games of the season by starting Kyle Orton.
During those five games, Orton failed to throw for more than 1,000 yards, tossed eight touchdowns and seven picks, sported a 58.7 completion percentage and had only a 75.7 passer rating.
Oh yeah, and he went 1-4 as the starter in Denver.
While his replacement had a lower completion percentage and passer rating, Tebow went 7-4 as a starter, including a six-game win streak.
To the offense, Tebow brought both a spark and an added rushing attack, contributing a total of 18 touchdowns with both his arm and his feet.
He then went on to lead the Broncos to the playoffs, highlighted by a stunning overtime victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers last Sunday.