Tim Tebow: Why Denver Broncos Will Make Playoffs on His Shoulders

Dan RenfroCorrespondent IIIDecember 4, 2011

SAN DIEGO, CA - NOVEMBER 27:  Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos prays before the game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on November 27, 2011 in San Diego, California.  The Broncos went on to win 16-13 in overtime.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Tim Tebow is the greatest NFL quarterback of all time.

OK, so that is incredibly far from the truth, but the way Tebow has taken the league by storm, it doesn't sound too crazy.

Tebow is an anomaly, and he gives football pundits headaches. He can't make simple throws, the team can't run their normal offense and he always seems to be nonexistent for three quarters.

Still, the man is going to lead the Denver Broncos to the playoffs.

Say what you want about Denver's revamped defense, Tebow will be the reason the Broncos make the playoffs.

He inspires his teammates, doesn't make mistakes and is a winner.

When I say he inspires his teammates, I don't mean that in a cheesy way. Yes, he does a lot of "rah-rah" inspiration, but he also plays with heart. When you're quarterback is willing to run over defenders on his way to a first down, it gets your team going.

Tebow can make three bad throws in a row, but he's always looking for the next one. It might be a bit of a duck, but it will usually be in a place for his receiver to make a play. He does just enough to be effective, and it has worked so far.

Tebow may not bring something to the table each week, but he sure doesn't take anything away from it. Including the game against the Minnesota Vikings, he has only turned the ball over three times in seven games.

In doing so, he doesn't give opponents good field position, and he prevents the defense from getting fired up. By hanging onto the ball, Tebow helps the Broncos win the turnover battle, which is a huge deal in the NFL.

Finally, and most importantly, Tebow is a winner. At the end of the day, the NFL is about winning football games. It doesn't matter if Tebow can win like this forever. As long as he is able to win the upcoming game, he should be playing.

Long-term planning is overrated in the NFL. While it is important to think ahead, a week-to-week approach is how teams win consistently. Tebow has won at every level, and with a 6-1 record as a starter this year, why shouldn't the winning continue?

Opinions aside, Tebow continues to win games. Considering how he's played so far and the relatively easy remaining schedule, Tebow will definitely lead the Broncos to the playoffs.