Tebow-mania is off to New York, and tomorrow we will all witness the first ever press conference for a backup QB…wink, wink…this story is not over, folks. One way or another, Tebow will be starting for the New York Jets sometime in September…mark my words….anyway, I felt it necessary to make my final comments on Tebow’s days as a Bronco. 2011 will always be remembered as one of the craziest seasons in Broncos history. It began behind Mr. Mopeyface, Kyle Orton, and a brutal 1-4 start. So what the hell, throw in Tim Tebow, and it can’t get any worse, can it? One wild and ridiculous win happened after another, and suddenly the Broncos were back in the hunt. Tebow was chuckin most of his passes either in the dirt or in the 3rd row, but somehow Denver was coming out on top. Timmy’s stats were off the charts, and generally not in a good way. Below 50% completions, an overall look of not quite sure where to go with the ball, and plenty of wounded ducks each and every week. How was this happening? Nobody could figure it out. The “experts” were left scratching their heads as the victories continued to pile up. Low and behold, the “Orange Crush” defense returned to an extent, and the conclusions of games were giving heart attacks to countless Bronco fans everywhere. When it was all said and done, they were AFC West champs with a dominant 8-8 record…:)….next was the Steelers, who would undoubtedly end their wild, flukish run. Nope. First play of OT, god bestowed the energy needed for Tebow to hit Thomas, and it was over. 29-23, Broncos. How do you explain this? The Tebow magic was running wild, and he literally may have been the most popular human being in North America. It all came to a crashing conclusion the following week against the Patriots, as Tom Brady was Tom Brady and ended Tebow-mania in Denver, forever. Nobody knew it at the time, but it would be the final time anyone would see Timmy in the orange and blue ever again.
Throughout the wild season of 2011, we had Tebow supporters and Tebow haters. The guy is just a polarizing figure for a variety of reasons. Regardless of which side of the fence you were on, there was no arguing that the games were must see TV and a riot to watch. Nobody knew what the heck young Timmy was gonna do on each play, not even Timmy himself. Tebow made the Broncos relevant again on a national scale, and a lead story countless times on countless channels. Thanks Tim, it was one hell of a ride and a ton of fun for all Broncos fans. Something tells me we haven’t seen the last of ya, though…..Broncos vs Jets….AFC Championship….hmm, that would be too good to be true….no way that could happen…..could it? Nah…..