The Denver Broncos were trailing the Houston Texans 17-0 at half-time and 23-10 with 11 minutes left in the fourth quarter. A come from behind fourth quarter win for a rookie quarterback making his second career start. And yet Tebow gets no love. ESPN and Foxsports both called Tebow a “raw rookie from Florida.” ESPN followed this by 3 paragraphs of how the Broncos will take Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck if he is still available in next years’ draft. Foxsports followed this description of Tebow by only 2 paragraphs of how the Broncos should and would take Luck if he was still available. What? Seriously? Didn’t Tebow just earn at least a chance to be the starter in Denver? Who cares if he just runs, oh wait, that’s right he threw for over 300 yards in the win Sunday. And yet, no love on ESPN, both the website and Sports Center.
But ESPN and Foxsports are not the only ones showing no love to Tebow. In their recap of the Broncos game Yahoo writes “And while he may need polish on his delivery and still has plenty of detractors, his awkward style didn’t matter as much as his gumption Sunday.” Now that’s a backhanded compliment if I’ve ever heard one. Actually is that even a compliment, probably not. Again, no love for Tebow.
I don’t remember how many so called NFL “experts” of the aforementioned companies said that Tebow would never make it as a QB. I suspect that is why there is no love for Tebow. Every major sports network, website, etc. had at least one person on staff saying how terrible Tebow was going to be as a pro. And now that he comes from behind to win in the fourth quarter it makes all the NFL “experts” look bad and so no love for Tebow, which is a shame.
I know there are millions of hardcore Tebow fans out there, and believe it or not, I’m not one of them. Sure, I root for the guy but I haven’t bought his jersey or or became a Broncos fan because he went there. But I believe that credit needs to be given where credit is due, and Tebow deserves a lot of credit for the Broncos win on Sunday. Tebow might not be getting praised from anywhere else, but he is getting lots of it this week from #12. Good job Tebow, I hope you prove all the “experts” wrong.