Tim Tebow: Why Denver Broncos QB Will Go to Pro Bowl

Adam SpencerCorrespondent IDecember 4, 2011

SAN DIEGO, CA - NOVEMBER 27:  Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos throws the ball against the San Diego Chargers during the Broncos 16-13 overtime win in their NFL Game on November 27, 2011 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California  (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
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Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos just keep winning.

Tebow is now 6-1 as a starting quarterback this season and has the Broncos in a first-place tie in the AFC West with the Oakland Raiders.

The way he plays the quarterback position might not be pretty, but it's been effective this year.

And, in a down year for quarterbacks in the AFC, Tebow deserves to play in the Pro Bowl.

Here are three reasons Tebow deserves a trip to Hawaii.


1. He Takes Care of the Ball

In order to win in the NFL, you have to win the turnover battle.

That's exactly what Tebow does for the Broncos. He has only thrown one interception in his seven starts this season and has only fumbled twice.

By not making too many mistakes, he gives his team a chance to extend drives and win games.

The way he plays isn't always pretty, but I'd rather have Tebow on my sideline than a guy like Philip Rivers right now.

Rivers costs his team wins with big turnovers late in the fourth quarter. Tebow hasn't had that problem.


2. He's Clutch Late in Games

If the Broncos are within a touchdown late in the fourth quarter, it's becoming a sure thing that Tebow will lead the Broncos to a victory, or at least give them a chance to win.

He's won two overtime games and five of his six victories this season have come by seven points or less.

If he can continue that trend, there's no reason the Broncos can't win the AFC West and make it to the playoffs.


3. There Aren't Three Better Quarterbacks in the AFC

Tom Brady and Ben Roethlisberger deserve to go to the Pro Bowl from the AFC, but after that, it's hard to make a case for any other quarterbacks ahead of Tebow.

Baltimore's Joe Flacco has been very inconsistent and Houston's Matt Schaub is hurt.

Cincinnati's Andy Dalton is certainly deserving, but if the Bengals continue to lose to good teams, it'll be hard to put him in the Pro Bowl ahead of Tebow.

Other than that, it's been a bad year for AFC quarterbacks.

So, why wouldn't a guy who is 6-1 as a starter and responsible for one of the biggest turnarounds in the NFL this year get a shot at the Pro Bowl?

Plus, sending Tebow to Hawaii might actually make the Pro Bowl watchable this year.