Former Florida Gator and current Denver Bronco, Tim Tebow will be a starter this year for more reasons than you think. The Broncos will see a tough schedule to start the season and Kyle Orton will feel the pressure. Weeks 1-3 will be Orton’s, weeks 4-6 will be the Brady Quinn show, and then we will see Tim Tebow in week 7. It would be a perfect place to start him. Orton and Quinn will take a beating the first six weeks of the season, with away games against the Jags, Titans and the Ravens, and they will host the Seahawks, Colts, and Jets at home in Denver.
Tim Tebow will come into week 7 knowing he is the future and face of the organization, and by then he will have a great understanding of the system. Why week 7 you ask? Well, it makes sense. With the Ravens, the Colts and the leagues best defense in the Jets behind them, Tim can rest assured that he will not face a TOP TIER defense for some time. Week 7 is home a game against the Oakland Raiders, a team that seems to self destruct year after year. The Raiders do have a solid pass defense, but let’s be honest here; Tebow is a versatile player that can run, block, and then pass. The Broncos have always had a solid running game, and even with injuries this early in the season, they have a stable of backs to fill holes. Look for them to RUN, RUN, and RUN in week 7, with most of the running coming from the Quarterback position. Week 8 will send Tebow to London to face the 49ers at Wembley Stadium. This will just increase his fan base beyond the borders of the United States.
Let’s not forget that the NFL is a business, and with Tebow having the reigns in Denver, it will boost television viewers and fans. His jersey is already the hottest selling jersey of the season and that will only increase if they win. Winning is one thing Tim Tebow does very well, and when he does it, he is grateful to have been able to play. Tim Tebow is one of those guys you can’t hate; he is just too nice and too sincere to dislike. With all the bad press the NFL gets with “out of control players”, it’s time the NFL pushes back with a little good press. Tim Tebow should be the new face of the NFL and maybe, just maybe that’s why the Broncos wanted him. The business side of having him on the field will show immediate players’ response to his enthusiasm and the fans will feed off of the intensity and athleticism he brings to the field. Fans will go out and snag up all the #15 DENVER jerseys they can find. The TEAM, the NFL and Tim Tebow will see the benefits; if he can continue to win, which I believe he will. Here is a guy that smiles nonstop and always thanks his family, his team, and God for his success. Never has there been any bad press for this kid and I think he has such a solid base around him he will stay clean. I don’t think the NFL has to ever worry if he will go out and drive drunk, run an illegal dog fighting business, or blast himself full of steroids. The Broncos have needed a face to their organization since John Elway left and they now have it. Many people, including myself, seemed shocked when Denver took Tebow as early as they did, but looking back on it, I see why they did. Denver needed to make an impact and who better to hold that slot than Tim Tebow? The positives outweigh the negatives. You get one of the greatest college football players of all time with a HUGE fan base, you get a kid that you will never have to worry about as far as “off the field” issues, and you get a kid that wins. Can he play at the NFL level? I don’t think he is another Ryan Leaf or Jamarcus Russell, so in the end, what do you have to lose? Would the Broncos have done better in not drafting him? No. They would have had less press and less of a following than they already had. Josh McDaniels made a huge splash with this, and in the end, it will pay off for the Broncos, Tim Tebow, and mostly the NFL.