On Sunday afternoon, I was just as shocked as anyone was when the Denver Broncos defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers in overtime on the first play. However, all night into the next morning was how Tim Tebow was the hero of the game and how magical he was. Newsflash everyone: Tim Tebow did not win the game by himself. All year long, week after week, ESPN became the Tebow network. It was all about Tebow.
Don’t get me wrong; I like Tim Tebow as a person, an athlete and as a fellow Christian. He is a good role model for young people all over the world. However, with that being said, he is not the only reason the Broncos have been successful this year. The defense has been stellar all year, coming up big when they needed to. Guys like Von Miller and Champ deserve a lot of credit as well. Even on offense, guys like Willis McGahee, Eric Decker, Eddie Royal, and others have been a huge part of the Broncos offense this year.
Lets look at it from a statistical point of view. Tebow only threw for 12 touchdowns, 1279 yards and had a QB rating of 72.9 in the regular season. He only completed 46 percent of his passes with an average of a little over 6 yards a pass. I am not taking away from what he did Sunday, because on Sunday he threw 316 yards with 2 touchdowns and a passer rating of 125.6. However, his completion percentage was the same, which still makes him an inconsistent Quarterback. People make the argument that he is a running QB. That would be a good argument if Cam Newton didn’t shine. Cam Newton threw for 21 touchdowns, 4051 yards and completed 60 percent of his passes. He had a QB rating 84.5. Make any argument you want, but the facts and numbers don’t lie.
At the end of the day, all I am saying is if you’re going to credit Tim Tebow, credit the entire Denver Broncos team, because they have played well and deserve all the credit in the world. Remember, there is no I in team, and one person doesn’t make the whole team. Fans and critics alike should remember that and not make any exceptions.