Tim Tebow Girlfriend: Broncos' QB Shields Private Life From Harsh Critics

Eric BallFeatured ColumnistDecember 4, 2011

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 4: Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings and Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos speak after their game on December 4, 2011 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Broncos defeated the Vikings 35-32. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
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Have you ever seen Tim Tebow’s girlfriend? Neither have I.

The Denver Broncos quarterback is currently the most talked about athlete in professional sports because of his ugly and unorthodox style of play that keeps resulting in victories. The amount of love and hate for the guy is unprecedented in the NFL.

That’s why it’s incredibly curious to have so little information on his personal life. We know he is a Christian and that he does charity work in the Philippines.

Does he have a wife of a girlfriend? Who the heck knows? After an extensive web search that resulted in lots of tweets and blog posts clamoring for Tebow to pick them as his girlfriend, I’ve come to the conclusion that this subject matter is more protected than Fort Knox. Whether this is by design or not is up for speculation.

You either think he is incredible or a joke…there is no in between. The venom spewed in the anti-Tebow camp is completely over the top at times, and anybody associated with him will feel it as well. If Tebow were to unveil his girlfriend, the stalkers and trash talkers would be out in full force. The backlash would be rough…potentially even dangerous.

She would immediately turn from “mystery girl that has a superstar QB” to “girl that is receiving death threats."

Which would you rather be?

We’ve never seen anything in the NFL like Tebow before; nobody stirs up the raw emotion out of people like No. 15. So keeping the debate and discussion about the guy on the field is the smartest move for Tebow, his family and any other special young ladies that may or may not be in his life.

Then again, maybe he’s so determined to keep the starting gig that he has completely tuned out every other part of his life. Maybe the ‘ole “I don’t have time for a relationship” excuse really is legit for Tebow.

Regardless, he doesn’t want us to know about it. 

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