If Josh McDaniels has a Jesus Christ complex persona, he and Tim Tebow could be a match made in heaven, considering opposites attract.
This dynamic duo compliments each others radically extreme yin & yang personas in a highly explosive fashion. One can’t help but wonder if the heat of this dynamic duo will galvanize the locker room and torn fan base or cause the aspirations of the Broncos faithful to go up in flames.
Tebow, the soft-spoken home grown son of an Eagle Scout has a persona that appears to be the on the opposite end of the spectrum of one Josh ‘Lord Vader’ McDaniels; apprentice of Bill ‘Dark Lord of the Sith’ Belichick himself.
I can hear McDaniels now, "Tim, I am your father."
Can Tim Tebow bring Josh McDaniels persona back from the dark side of the twilight zone? That is clearly the Jedi’s No. 1 intent.
"I definitely want to repay Coach McDaniels for the faith he showed in me. I want to be a great quarterback, I want to pursue that. I've wanted to be a quarterback in the NFL for a great many years. That's my goal and has been my goal since I was 6 years old,” Tebow said.
“I'm thankful to Coach McDaniels for having the strength and the voice in me, to choose me and to believe in me. I'm just thankful for that and obviously I do, for the next few years, repay him for what he did for me and believing in me.”
“That's going to be my greatest joy in Denver is going to be to repay Coach McDaniels for believing in me. That's something that's always been very important to me, is my relationship with coaches. Our connection means more to me than anything else."
Chapter 1 McDaniels: Great QB Mentor/Passionate Companion
Chapter 2 McDaniels pre-draft under-the-radar trip to Florida
Chapter 3 McDaniels Proving the critics wrong
Chapter 4 A similar role for Tebow in Denver as he had in Florida
Chapter 5 Tebow is competing for the starting role
Chapter 6 Mechanics are a non-factor
Chapter 7 Tebow's contagious confidence
Chapter 8 No doubt and no Guarantees for Orton to start…
Chapter 9 Getting Tebows Feet Wet
Chapter 10 McDaniels itchy trigger trade finger
Chapter 11 Kyle Orton's trade prospects
Chapter 14 The Lore of a Legend
Chapter 15 Has Tim Tebow emerged as the market's Holy Grail?
McDaniels helped mentor former sixth round draft pick Tom Brady to become one of the greatest to ever play the position.
McDaniels helped mentor Matt Cassel become a top ten quarterback while being a backup for Brady in 2008.
Cassel was traded from New England, he is now a starter for the Kansas City Chiefs. He is playing in the same AFC West division as McDaniels who too got promoted to being a head coach after calling the plays for the Patriots since 2005.
Last season McDaniels mentored Kyle Orton to his career best statistical season.
"The work that he's done with the quarterbacks that he's been around, the influence that he's made on them in their careers has been amazing," Tebow said. "I'm just blessed to play for him. I think he's one of the best coaches in the NFL. I firmly believe that."
"I'm drawn to him, too, because he's so passionate. I think that's going to bring out a lot of things about me and my character and my excitement for football and excitement for life," Tebow added.
"We were both talking about how we can't sleep, we're so excited."
"I can't be more thankful for him deciding to take me," Tebow said "That will be one of my biggest goals is proving him right and making him proud."
This was Tebow's impression of McDaniels during their 15 minute meeting at the combine.
"I was jacked leaving that room. I didn't even want to visit another room. It was not enough time," Tebow said. "We were excited, we were enthusiastic. There was passion. It was just intense, and it was ball, and it was juice. The juice level in that room was high, and it was awesome."
"We left (the combine) saying, 'Boy, that's pretty unique, what he has and his passion for this game and for winning.' He's been a winner, and you could see why," McDaniels said.
McDaniels took a stealthy trip to Florida before the draft to have some one-on-one time with Tebow. This was his take afterward...
"When I went to Gainesville Monday to work him out," McDaniels said, "we spent about seven hours together. We went over a lot of things. Now, understand that our offense is pretty complicated, and the terminology and the scheme is totally different from what he did at Florida. But about midway through my time there, we're going through plays, and he starts using our terminology."
"He's so smart about football that he was able to begin to speak my language and talk apples to apples. He'd already translated what he knew of our scheme into my words. That's something that carried a lot of weight with me."
"The football traits he has is the stuff you die for."
"I love this game so much," McDaniels said. "I would die to have 53 guys here who love it as much as I do. I'm looking to find the right group of guys to accept our one singular goal — to win. I think Tim fits in with that. There are going to be doubts about him. Great doubts — and I understand that."
"Some people don't think he has the natural traits of a great quarterback. Here's what I think: Do Jim Furyk and Tiger Woods swing the club the same way, hit irons the same way? No. But they both win tournaments. There are different ways to throw, different mechanics, and you can still get the job done."
"(Sam) Bradford is totally different than Colt McCoy, who's totally different than Jimmy Clausen and all three of them are totally different than Tim Tebow," McDaniels said.
"To me, there's not a carbon copy that's being sold around the NFL and saying, 'OK, that's our guy,'" McDaniels said.
"I don't think we're looking to try to make anyone anybody else. Honestly, that's not what we're trying to do. We're just trying to get good football players that can help our team. If he rushes for two touchdowns on a Sunday at some point in his career, great, that's super."
"He will function from the pocket," McDaniels explained. "If he can do something out of the pocket, and he deserves to be on the field, that's the biggest thing, then maybe that would warrant us doing other things. But he's going to get trained the exact same way the other guys are going to get trained."
In the wake of all the rhetoric aimed to dispell the phenomenal accomplishments of his quarterbacks young and flourishing career, McDaniels is not phased.
McDaniels is, quiet to the contrary of all the critics, rather impressed with not only seeing how his protege is progressing, but with how Tebow will allow McDaniels to make his complex scheme even more more intensified and diverse.
If that were even possible considering how players such as rookie sensation Eddie Royal found himself falling head over heals down the face of reality, because of his inability to grasp the scheme last season.
"He has certainly made some progress with what we are asking of him," said McDaniels.
"We are not asking him to change and be like everybody else. There’s a few things we work on with all the quarterbacks to try and get them to do a few things better and he is really working hard at trying to make that a part of his game."
"He’s made progress in a lot of areas, but again there’s a lot of things going on out there right now and he needs to learn from his mistakes and improve. There are a lot of areas that that needs to happen in. We will see how everything works out, but we are happy to have him on our football team and he is going to compete to try and contribute in some way. We will see how it all shakes out."
“Maybe for a player like that, you change your offense instead of trying to change him,” John Gruden said.
“He could be a game plan-type thing if that’s what we determine is best early in his career,” McDaniels said.
“He’s done a lot of things in his career, running the football and doing different things in terms of handling the football. He’s a guy that gives you the opportunity to create some packages like that and if you want to use that then you can get creative."
"There’s no mystery about the Wildcat becoming more in vogue and having a player who may be able to do both run and pass the ball gives you another option.”
Two months later, after the 15 minute meeting at the combine, McDaniels shocks the NFL world in the 2010 NFL Draft when he landed Tebow with the 25th selection of the first round.
So many so-called experts including ESPN's draft Guru Mel Kiper never dreamed of seeing Tebow get jacked in the first round, let alone seeing a team give up so much to move up there and steal Tebow.
"I think Tebow has got to develop into a starting quarterback to be in the second round," Kiper said. "I don't think that he can be. Others do. We'll see. I think he can be a very successful H-back. I'll root for Tim Tebow to prove me wrong."
"I’d say third or fourth round worst-case scenario, second round as a best case."
Tim Tebow said...
"I was asked to do something at Florida. I was asked to run a certain style of offense, I was asked to run a certain style of plays."
"And I ran those and I ran those to the best of my ability and we had some success with that. So now I am being asked to do something different."
"And I am going to do that with all my heart, and I am going try to be somewhat successful with that too."
"That's my goal, and that’s my dream and I'm going to give everything I can to accomplish it."
"You tell me this," Tebow said to Kiper on the radio "What do you think I need to do to be an NFL quarterback? You tell me that."
Kiper rather than giving him pointers cowered from the question and branched off topic to Tebow's running ability…
"You're just too good with the ball in your hands to not think, could he be Frank Wycheck? Could he be Chris Cooley? That's why," Kiper said. "You're too good, doing what you do, Tim, running with the football."
To which Tebow countered with…
"The quarterback has the ball in his hands every play." The logic being if Tebow wants to run he has that option too.
How does an underclassman Heisman Trophy winner who some consider the greatest college player ever; all of a sudden emerge as an NFL enigma?
One who is an extremist such as myself can’t help but wonder, how much Tebow being a Neocon champion plays in the minds of the liberal mainstream media’s take of someone who’s lifestyle is so abhorrently contradictory to their own, to the point of having disdain towards him in regards to what is clearly biased coverage from hell itself.
This considering how much more Tebow has accomplished while being the statistically best to ever player ever at the collegiate level?
This take is not just based on what was felt in the locker room, the stands, or by the opponents accolades.
Nope the image of Tebows greatness and the impact he made is personified in the demonstrable black and white hard data developed by the stats, Titles, and the countless records he broke on his team, his opponents teams, SEC conference, NCAA and...
The NFL is built from college players, and to see arguably the greatest in history to ever play at that level, be automatically written off to the point of devilishly demonizing his character as a quarterback.
One must ask—how can any other player in the draft even stand a chance at this rate, especially when you consider how everone of their accomplishments pale in comparison to Tebows. But I digress.
"He's a quarterback," McDaniels explained. "He's a quarterback. That's all he's going to do."
"We stole a lot of (University of Florida's) plays maybe three or four years ago. They run a lot of different things. They ask their quarterback to do a lot. No college quarterback—or very few I should say—have run or done what we're going to do, or what other NFL teams do necessarily, because the game has spread out so much.”
“There are so many different things going on right now in the college football game that maybe you don't see in the professional football league. What Tim has been asked to do—mentally, there is a lot of burden on him—same thing here.”
“What he's been asked to do in terms of reading defenses and progressions and those types of things is similar to what he'll have to do in the National Football League. He's been well coached—I have a great deal of respect for (University of Florida Head) Coach (Urban) Meyer.”
“I have a good relationship with (Meyer), known him for a long time and understand what (Tebow) has had to do and what he's had to learn. I don't really look at it and say, ‘His system doesn't fit our system.' No quarterback's does. I'm not really worried too much about it, I just know what he's been asked to do and what he's been able to accomplish in that system there.”
“I won't deny that he doesn't give you an opportunity to create some un-game-planned production, similar to (Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback) Ben Roethlisberger, or a (Washington Redskins quarterback) Donovan McNabb, or someone like that where you draw the play up there on the board, and all of the sudden it doesn't necessarily look as pretty as I thought it would; but then he makes it work some other way—there is an element to his game like that."
"Like everybody, he will be competing for a job," McDaniels said. "I don't care if a guy is a rookie. If he's earned the job, he'll play. That goes for any position. But I'll say this, he has a long way to go to get there. But he is starting the process."
"To me, (Tebow's acumen) gives him an advantage, an opportunity to play earlier than other people have played. Everybody keeps talking about it will be two, three years before he can play, and I think they don't know this guy. His mental capacity, and the way that he works, and the fact that he's on such a fast pace, will give him the chance to compete apples-to-apples.”
"We really don’t divide them up by first-team, second-team. It’s more by play. We kind of log the plays that they’ve run before or if we’d like to see them make an adjustment on a play that they did run earlier—last week, whatever it may be—and see if they can make the improvement. Each one of them has been in there with the first group. The centers are swapping in and out, different sets of linemen, different sets of receivers, so we’re really not moving them in and out with teams as much as we’re looking at it and saying, ‘We’d like to have him get this play and so on and so forth.’"
"It's all going to be about his production and performance. There are a lot of rookies who can't run plays because they can't figure it out yet. That's not going to be the case with Tim. He'll be able to do the things (veterans) do."
As you can see McDaniels believes Tebow will make an impact sooner rather than later.
It is as if he can’t stop raving about the "it" factor Tebow brings to the game, even going as far as to compare him to Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger, and Donovan McNabb while all the while insisting that the rookie "gets it."
“When Tom (Brady) came to us in 2001, I wasn’t on the offensive side of the ball, but I can remember the feeling in the building was that he had something that nobody else had… and how strongly he felt that ultimately he would be a great player. It was obviously apparent in subsequent seasons.
"I think the thing about Tim is what everybody calls the 'It'. There are those kind of people that have that 'It.'"
"I think when you get a guy, and he's waiting for me to tell him he's going to be a great player, we might be waiting a long time," he said.
"You know what Tim doesn't know about our playbook," McDaniels asked?
"Only what we haven't told him yet."
WOW HOW ABOUT THAT?
"See, he's doing it, after just a couple of days," McDaniels said, looking at the screen. "What's it going to be like after 65 practices? He gets it."
"Everybody keeps talking about the thing I think we can fix (delivery, arm strength)—that's my job as a coach—and nobody's talking about the things we don't have to teach him because he already has all that."
"No issues, none at all in terms of his arm strength, velocity, anything like that," coach Josh McDaniels said.
"(Tebow) threw into the wind, with it, across it, and there were no issues," McDaniels said, "he would be looking, looking, then stand up, without winding up and all that stuff, throw 60 yards, just like that. He's got a really strong arm."
"Well, I look at it as I am a prototypical quarterback," Tebow insisted. "I like to do the things that a regular quarterback does, and then I'm blessed with athletic ability to do extra things. That's how I look at it... I'm going to be a regular quarterback, a pocket quarterback and I'm going to work and try to be great at that. That is my goal, I want to be a great pocket passer, and that's something I'm working on."
"I’m just focused on myself and just keeping on playing the way I am. I’m really happy with the way I’m playing and just really have more confidence right now than I’ve ever had."
"The way the entire offense has been playing gives me a lot of confidence. I’m giving the receivers a lot of chances to make plays and they’ve been doing it on a consistent basis. When the results are there, you just get a lot of confidence out of that."
“That confidence affects everybody. We could see it last week at rookie camp. There were a bunch of rookies out there with no confidence, except him. He’s got such confidence that he will just not let himself fail,” McDaniels said.
“And that quality sometimes is very underrated. There are people with a great deal of God-given ability who are fun to watch, and it’s really interesting to see what kind of seasons they’ll put together."
“Then there are guys who will say they won’t fail, our team’s not going to fail, and they have a ‘I’m not going to let you down’ attitude. And that’s what you notice with Tim.”
"I'm going to have one goal and that goal is to earn the respect of my teammates and coaches. That's the only goal I have," Tebow said. "It's not to be the starting quarterback right now, it is to earn their respect, because when you earn respect from people, then they begin to like you, and then they believe in you, and then they begin to love you, and then you have a team that is united and cares about each other more than anything else.”
"Then you go out there and you play for each other, you play for your coaches and you win championships."
"You have to separate a lot of things with Tim. He's going to share his faith with people. Some people will follow it, some guys won't. With community service, he's going to do his things and some guys will go along and some won't," said Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen, a former Florida offensive coordinator (Tebow's position coach).
"But the effect he has in the locker room is when people watch how he works. He's a guy that when he gets in that locker room, he's not going to care if people like him or not. He'll care if people respect him," Mullen said.
"He attacked the workouts like us, the juniors and seniors," said Broncos linebacker Jarvis Moss, who played on that 2006 Florida team. "He outworked everyone on the team, and that's how he gained the respect of a lot of the guys."
"When people see how he works, in all our drills, in all our conditioning, that's going to be one of the first things people notice, just how excited he is," Moss said of Tebow. "It might seem like a lot of false enthusiasm, but I don't see any of it as being fake. The second thing is when people get a chance to sit down and talk to him, they'll see his character, what kind of person he is."
"I don't know if there has been anyone under a bigger microscope, at least in college sports, and maybe in all sports, than him in a long time," Mullen said. "That's a lot of pressure for a kid, and it never fazed him once."
Denver Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels has three quarterbacks to choose from. Brady Quinn, Tim Tebow and Kyle Orton.
Orton has the most experience in McDaniels system as well as the NFL.
Orton was ranked as the 14th best quarterback in the league last season, despite having his 6-0 start end with just two wins the rest of the season as his best tackle tandem in the league was lost to an injury in game seven.
Orton as a result of his lack of protection sprained his ankle. Backup quarterback Chris Simms failed so miserably in his stead, Orton had to relieve Simms despite having the ankle injury to contend with for the rest of the season.
The offense struggled while grasping the new scheme, as the offensive line switched midseason from the zone/cut blocking scheme that the Broncos were infamous for, to the new power Scheme that McDaniels ran as offensive coordinator for the Patriots.
Subsequently, Orton racked up nearly 4000 passing yards despite the struggles he faced, and when the points where tallied at the end of the season, McDaniels outscored all of his opponents to boot.
Orton is in his contract season, so there is no way to get any value out of him in a trade unless McDaniels happens to trade him before the NFL's trade deadline.
NFL trading deadline is at 3 p.m. Central, October 19 2010. That's 2 days after game 6. So there is some time left on the docket for McDaniels to discuss trading Orton.
"There has not been one quarterback on our roster that has been discussed or would be discussed at this point in any trade talks or anything else for that matter," McDaniels said. "We're going to let them compete and the best guy is going to play. That's it and that's how we feel about every position.”
"Right now we have a lot of time on our hands and a lot of practice plays before we have to make a decision like that and we'll wait and see and let it play out. We've got a lot of guys out there competing hard."
"The starter is the starter until somebody beats him out," McDaniels said. "Everybody earns their own role. The best player will play, that's all I'm saying. It doesn't matter if it's a defensive end, punter, quarterback, center—if he's the best player, he's playing. Right now, he's [Orton] the best player and he's in there first in the huddle, he knows the most.”
"Does that mean it's a guarantee for this season? No, and he knows that, every quarterback knows that. Every player knows that if they aren't the best at that position, then we are going to play with the best 11 that we can put out there on the field, period."
So according to McDaniels it is not a guarantee. So when he says something like this…
"He is the starter, no doubt," McDaniels said heading towards training camp.
By definition this is coach speak in its truest form.
Another example of coach speak was a comment Mike Tomlin of the Steelers made regarding his quarterback debacle with Ben Roethlisberger who is suspended for up to 6 weeks. In his attempt to explain how he was handling the reps between the starters and backups was this gem…
“We're kind of making it up as we go along.”
Something else McDaniels has to deal with are the NFL rules that state if the No. 3 quarterback enters the game the No. 1 & 2 listed quarterbacks cannot return.
Now even though McDaniels has gone as far as to make the statement as to which quarterback is coined the starter, he has been mum regarding who will be activated as the No. 2 quarterback come week one of the regular season.
I think that this is a testament of how he wants to see his future franchise quarterback be fast tracked into the starting role by applying the scheme he has grasped to the games Tebow will play in as a substitutionary player.
Tebow will play a role similar to what Michael Vick did last season with the Philadelphia Eagles.
This way McDaniels can get the rookie’s feet wet without having to throw him into the fire outright. And with the first game of the season against the Jaguars in Jacksonville, how much more motivation does it add to Tebow who will face his hometown team, which thumbed their nose at him in the draft?
"I thought it was definitely a little bit ironic and interesting, but I guess you have to approach it like any other game now." Tebow said regarding his first game being at his hometown in Jacksonville. "I don’t really know what to expect. I have a long way before then, so I have a long time before I have to start worrying about that game."
"I think about every day I have to get better, and if I do that, then I'll be satisfied with myself and going in and getting better every day. Because that's all that I can control and that's what I'm going to worry about."
ESPN.com's Bill Williamson has declared that it would be "a shock" if come week one Tim Tebow is not the Broncos starting quarterback.
Williamson's used to cover the Broncos for the Denver Post.
No doubt Tebow is on the fast track. In just ten days into mini camp Tebow managed to jump from the fourth to third quarterback on the depth chart.
With the itchy trigger finger McDaniels has in regards to trading away his franchise players and draft selections, Orton not being contractually bound to the Broncos after the season, could make him the next Broncos casualty.
Orton being traded before the trade deadline is without a doubt an intriguing prospect to watch. How long will it be before Vegas sets the odds for this event?
The more Orton lights it up at this point the better the trade value, especially if Tebow manages to be doing the same exact thing in the limited situational role he will be playing while preparing to take the reigns as the Broncos franchise quarterback.
If Tebow is ready to step up and executes the playbook to McDaniels liking, come lets say week five, what is to stop McDaniels from maximizing his return on his investment in Orton by trading him?
How hard is it to use your imagination, and come up with circumstances of why a team would give up say the second round pick in next seasons NFL draft, for a young starting quarterback who is in the middle of a break out season now?
The Broncos only have two teams on their 2010 schedule that ranked in the top 10 of passing defenses last season. So if there ever was ever a good time to throw Tebow into the water at this level, it is this season. No Doubt!
Brady Quinn sitting in the wings waiting for his opportunity to establish himself in the mix, only affords McDaniels the luxury to trade Orton given the fact his depth at the quarterback position will still remain substantial.
The added roster spot could also be used for depth at other positions such as the offensive line to even further strengthen the team’s prospects this season.
"It’s just night and day. There’s really just no comparison between myself and anyone else who’s been in this offense for two years."
"He is our starter. There is no question," McDaniels said.
Don’t you just love coach speak? Especially when it can be used to build up a player for a prospective trade in the near future while his franchise player is racing as fast as he can to get up to speed with the scheme.
McDaniels is one hell of a coach. Orton's confidence has got to be right where McDaniels wants it.
Kyle Orton has the starting role locked down headed into training camp. The question remains how long will it be locked down and whether it is locked down to just on the Broncos alone this season?
Now with a solid season under his belt with McDaniels' complex scheme, and some added beef to go with having the best tackle tandem in the league return to the offensive line, Orton jumping into the top ten ought not to be a problem whatsoever if he can stay healthy.
Keeping him there until he is traded will be McDaniels' number one priority while doing a juggling act of getting Tebow as much playing time in the process as possible.
"I think he deserves that right to come in as the starter," Broncos wide receiver Brandon Stokley said Tuesday after participating in the team's offseason training program at Dove Valley. "Anything can happen. But he deserves that. He played well enough last year and did enough good things to come into all the OTAs and camp as a starter."
Trade prospects get even higher when you consider how many teams will be looking for prospects come week five.
The San Francisco 49ers, Arizona Cardinals, and when you have a QB who has had 44 turnovers in the last two season’s, even the Chicago Bears could come calling.
Then there is the injury factor. How quick would the Patriots call McDaniels if something happened to Brady?
A trade is inevitable, especially when you consider how primed the schedule is for a rookie to come in and sow his wild oats with there being only two teams that were in the top ten in the category of passing defense on the Broncos schedule this season.
Who doesn’t remember Byron Leftwich being carried by his lineman while playing with a broken leg at Marshall?
But for some reason that is not what the comparisons between Tebow and Leftwich have been about, even though they certainly should have.
If you are one of Marshalls Thundering Herd fans living in Jacksonville, Florida, it would probably kill you too, to hear the Jag's highway robbery slogan of "We Are Jaguars, " being played on television commercials.
Especially after they may as well have done a curb stomp to Byron Leftwich; the “We are Marshall” phenom passer. But I digress. I have been know to do that, so bare with me.
Tebow had a similar occasion occur to him, and I am not talking about getting run over by a bus of the media, even thou Byron used to get hit by cars while playing football on the streets of Washington DC.
No, Tebow scored on a 29-yard run—with a broken leg in high school. Tebow played three quarters with that broken leg that game.
The tales of Tebows' lore grow taller by each and every yard this young lad has mustered while breaking record after record while crushing opponent after opponent on his way to possessing the lore of a legend.
Tebows’ high school and his collegiate feats seem to be so fictitious that it made it so easy to for so many to write off. Who could get their heads around it all? Where would you start?
The fact remains that reality is stranger than fiction. Where to start? Well how about the end of Tebow's high school season with the Nease Panthers?
Tebow begged his way off the sideline, to play nose guard in the final series his final game at Nease High School. The Panthers won!!
To see just how truly blessed Tebow is why don’t I just reach in this Santa Clause sized bag of accomplishments and grab just a few considering we already have a novel on our hands as it is.
WOW! First underclassman to ever win the Heisman? HOW UNREAL IS THAT?
Lets see what else is in this bag, oh would you look there, a national championship. Wait, check that, there are two national championships.
The player who possessed the leadership, poise and heart after a loss to make an immortalized speech that willed the Gators to possessing a 22 game winning streak, and another National Championship Title?
3,286 yards passing, 895 yards rushing and 55 total touchdowns in his sophomore season?
First player to ever score 20 touchdowns passing and rushing? Someone forgot to tell him he was supposed to have a slump that season.
Tebow broke Herschel Walker's SEC rushing touchdown record, while playing Georgia? If you lived in Jacksonville this was as big as landing on the moon.
Tebow holds the longest passing touchdown in any BCS bowl game.
Tebow's 533 yards set a Bowl Championship Series game record.
He was named the SEC offensive player of the year last season.
Tebow recorded the most touchdowns in a season, for any position in SEC history.
Tebow scored more points than any player in SEC history, besides the soccer players, if you know what I mean.
Tebow became the first SEC player to reach 12,000 yards of total offense.
Man this bag is heavy...
Tebow managed to transcend his high school lore to the college ranks while slaying many opponent and record on the way.
High school—95 touchdowns, 9,810 passing yards, 62 rushing touchdowns, 3,189 rushing yards.
Florida Gator—88 touchdowns, 9,285 passing yards, 57 rushing touchdowns, 2,947 yards rushing.
Tebow's agent Jimmy Sexton and his team at Athletic Resource Management, have their hands full with all the endorsement opportunities they are being swamped with.
Nike just made a Tim Tebow sneaker: EA Sports x Tim Tebow Trainer 1.2.
Despite Tebow having been drafted April 22nd, he has managed to lead jersey sales that month and every month since.
"Within the next five years, Tim clearly has a chance to be one of the most endorsable athletes on the planet," Sexton said.
"I had one CEO of a major Fortune 500 company tell me, 'You know what, Jimmy? For a corporation to put a face on their brand, this guy (Tebow) is the real deal. He's the one guy who's not going to be a scandal two or three years from now."
“He (Tebow) also got a chance to take batting practice with the MUS baseball team and hit 12 of 15 pitches out of the park. ‘The kids were just awed by how far he hit the ball,’ Memphis-based agent Jim Sexton said. ‘The best thing about Tim is he thinks he’s just another guy and acts that way. He’s oblivious to everything going on around him.’”
Tebow is a player who is considered the greatest player in college football history by coach's, players and fans alike.
"Tim Tebow is not only the best quarterback in this league, I think he's the best football player in the country." said Steve Spurrier "...maybe the best to ever play college football. That's how good he is."
“You have to decide what you have to be proud about, and being a football player doesn’t make you any more special than anyone else."
“Football gives me a platform and with that platform comes a responsibility and obligation to make a difference in people’s lives.”
“They know they’re gonna get my heart and soul and everything that comes with it.”
“I think when I was working, that I did whatever it took. But also, whatever they asked me to do I was gonna do it.”
We know you "GOT IT"
Just Do It Tim, Just Do it!!