Tim Tebow, a natural born leader from the University of Florida, was a highly publicized Florida Gator since he entered the school as a freshman.
Through his proven success, Tebow was awarded the Heisman Trophy in 2007, which made him the first recipient to receive this honor as an underclassman.
Following a successful college career, Tebow was projected to be picked up in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft. Many NFL analysts believed in Tebow’s talent, including former head coaches of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Indianapolis Colts, Jon Gruden and Tony Dungy.
With that being said, Tebow was picked up in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft, making him the 25th pick overall, by the Denver Broncos. Although some NFL analysts believed that Tebow wouldn’t be an advantageous player, Josh McDaniels, then head coach of the Denver Broncos, believed otherwise.
Wearing No. 15 for the Denver Broncos, Tebow also signed a five-year contract.
Tebow has been the backup quarterback to starting quarterback Kyle Orton. Tebow scored the first touchdown of his NFL career against the New York Jets on a five-yard running play. Tebow received more field time against AFC West division rivals the Kansas City Chiefs, where he gained his first pass touchdown thrown to Spencer Larsen on a three-yard pass, while he added another touchdown to the scoreboard during a one-yard rushing touchdown.
Even as a rookie, Tebow has proven his worthiness to the team. We’ve seen him throw, we’ve seen him pass and we’ve even seen him run. Does this mean that he should be the starting quarterback for the Denver Broncos in 2011?