Peyton Hillis Is The NFL's Chuck Norris, What Is Denver's Tim Tebow?

Andy BaileyFeatured ColumnistJanuary 9, 2011

Tim Tebow performed much better than his critics expected him to over the course of his first three starts in the NFL.

Even as many continue to hope for his failure, Tebow's persona has begun to move toward mythical status at a very early point in his career.

While he's still far from being proven as an NFL quarterback, he has at least provided Denver Broncos fans with a ray of hope following a season that was mostly terrible.

He showed that he is a natural leader, can make plays with his feet, and most importantly, that he can make plays with his arm (something most "experts" said he'd never be able to do).

He still has a lot of growing to do. For example, he needs a lot of work on recognizing defenses, and he also needs to improve his accuracy on medium and deep passes.

That being said, at this point, no one should doubt that he has the desire and intangibles necessary to help him develop into a great quarterback.

Another player whose career may have taken off this season is Peyton Hillis.  Many Denver fans are still a bit upset over the foolish move the Broncos made by trading this big, bruising runner.

In the early part of this past season, I pointed out the fact that Peyton Hillis is indeed the NFL's Chuck Norris, and later I even went so far as to suggest that he may be the league's best back.

His production tapered off a bit toward the end of the season, but I'd say that had more to do with poor playcalling and Peyton's off-field adventures than anything else. Whatever the cause, I expect his career to continue in the right direction next year.  

It seems clear that Tebow is headed in the right direction as well. He's already a superstar, and I don't think it will be long before his game catches up to his fame.

So, if Peyton Hillis is the NFL's Chuck Norris, what is Denver's Tim Tebow? I'm enlisting you, the members of Bleacher Report, to help me answer this question.

Some options that come to mind for me right off the bat are: Master Chief from Halo, John Wayne and Charlton Heston.

What are your thoughts?  Give me suggestions, and tell me how you feel about mine in the comments section...