Tim Tebow: America's New Favorite Quarterback

Kyle StaffContributor IIINovember 18, 2011

DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 17: Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos runs for the game winning touchdown against Eric Smith #33 of the New York Jets at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on November 17, 2011 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/Getty Images)
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It's official: Tim Tebow just wins football games.  His heroic 20-yard touchdown scamper with less than one minute remaining in Thursday's showdown with the Jets would make even non-believers want to start "Tebowing."

For over three-and-a-half quarters, Tebow looked nothing short of unspectacular.  With 5:54 to go in the fourth, he had completed a total of six passes for 69 yards and added just 11 yards on the ground.

Then it happened.  Tebow Time!  Starting in his own end zone, Tebow led his Broncos 95 yards on one of the most historic scoring drives in recent memory.  Just when you thought he couldn't pull it off, he'd will himself for another first down.  On the drive, Tebow ground out a total of 57 yards with his legs.  The Broncos' decision to finally open up the offense on the final drive undoubtedly played a large role in Tebow's ability to make plays when he needed to.

After the game, Tebow was quick to share praise with his receivers and offensive linemen.  "They made my job very easy there in the end," he said.  Easy doesn't seem to describe anything Tim Tebow does, and that's why people love him.  He's a humble, tough, unassuming guy in a sea of flashy, boisterous professional athletes.  He's the breath of fresh air that American sports so desperately need.

Yes, Tim Tebow is America's guy for now. 

But will the NFL get wise to the ways of Tebow and force him to become what he's not: a pocket passer?  If they do, the Tim Tebow detractors will be just as loud as his supporters are now, and "Tebowing" will again be an action to be mocked. 

But for now, let's just enjoy this guy for what he is: a winner.