After just one start this season Tim Tebow took the league by storm with his 15 point comeback, and then started the next social media craze called “Tebowing”. After a sideline discussion with coach John Fox, Tebow took a knee and said a short prayer. The pose he held has now popped up in pictures on major social media websites all over the world. People have been Tebowing at the airport and even at the World Series. There is even a Tebowing.com website! One fan who is battling Cancer tweeted a photo of them Tebowing while Chemoing.
However, this past week Tim Tebow seemed to be exposed for what he is by Detroit; a great competitor that can’t throw the ball accurately down field. His short tenure in the NFL has proven to be very polarizing despite just starting four games in two years. John Fox never wanted to play Tebow at all this year. Tebow’s struggles in practice at simple drills made Fox place him as the third quarterback in the depth chart. The Broncos lousy start forced him and the organization to try some new things. Despite being listed as the number three quarterback on the depth chart, Fox was forced to go with Tebow because of the fan attraction.
The owner of the Denver Broncos, Pat Bowlen, is surely Tebowing and praying on an hourly basis that Tebow can become a franchise quarterback. Since entering the league Tebow has had the Broncos top selling jersey despite rarely touching the field. Having a quarterback that charismatic and polarizing would be a marketing dream.
Many reports are now suggesting that the Broncos have a short leash on Tebow, and that Brady Quinn is next in line to get a shot at the quarterback job. Quinn has not appeared in a game since 2009 with the Cleveland Browns. The Broncos organization wants to decide soon if they need to draft a new franchise quarterback, and this will more than likely be Quinn’s last shot at a long term starting job. Will the Denver fans soon start the next social media craze, “DUH, Quinning!”?