By the end of the Broncos' improbable playoff run, Tim Tebow had become one of the most polarizing figures in sports. He seemed to have an equal number of fans and critics, with the same fervor and compelling arguments for both sides.
John Elway has made it clear that Tebow will enter training camp as the starting quarterback; however he will be adding more signal-callers to the roster. The way I see it, there are two possible scenarios that will play out for next season.
Scenario One: He Steps Up His Game
We can all agree he has an unconventional throwing motion, and that may never change. What he can work on is his accuracy and decision-making downfield.
Aside from his own self-improvement, the Broncos need to provide some help for Tebow in the offseason to set him up for any type of success in the 2012-13 season. They need to address their lack of big playmaking receivers and tighten up the offensive line.
If they don't improve the offensive line in this year's draft, Tim will once again struggle to have time to find his receivers, and holes in the running game will be scarce.
I believe that these issues are attainable and Tim Tebow is capable of having an effective season as the starter. If he works hard this offseason and John Elway and Coach Fox provide the help that he needs, anything is possible, right?
Scenario Two: He Learns the Tight End Playbook
You know you've thought about it. Tim Tebow would make a excellent tight end. He has the size, quickness and mobility. We know he can take a hit, too.
At 6'3" and 236 lbs, he has the frame to be a good blocker. He is tough and physical at the point of contact and difficult to bring down. Tebow was the second-leading rusher on the Broncos this season, running for 660 yards and scoring six touchdowns.
Whether we see Tim Tebow wearing jersey No. 15 or 80-ish, it's sure going to be an interesting season for the Broncos. I know I am looking forward to it.