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The world of the NFL offseason has gone crazy once again…Tim Tebow has been traded to the Jets. The Jets sent two picks — a fourth-rounder and sixth-rounder in 2012 — to the Denver Broncos in exchange for a seventh-round selection. It was expected that Tebow would be sent to the trading block when Peyton waltzed into the Mile High City, signing a five-year, $96 million contract. Some thought Tebow would return to Jacksonville as the hometown hero, surely helping the Jaguars with more ticket sales, but the Jets were really the sleeper team here. The first question that comes to mind is why? Some players didn’t even want Tebow to join the organization in the first place. Antonio Cromartie even posted on his Twitter account, “Y bring Tebow in when we need to bring in more Weapons for @Mark Sanchez let’s build the team around him. We already signed to 3 year ext.”

Tebow will be joining a cast of backups behind Mark Sanchez, and I’m betting we see some big QB controversy here. Tebow will either emerge as a change-of-pace QB who doesn’t threaten Sanchez, while excelling in a role that truly shows off his talents, or he could add another dimension of craziness to the Jets drive. I am more excited to see how Tebow fits in with the Jets and New York. We’ve got an outspoken Christian here, playing in a city known for it’s outrageous nightlife, the bachelor lifestyle of Joe Namath — who made the Jets franchise famous, and a coach known for his outspoken attitude and profane speeches. Tebow seems like a humble guy, so we’ll have to wait and see how he handles everything in New York. Another fascinating prospect of this could be the way Tebow is incorporated into the Jets run-oriented offense, which is now being spearheaded by Tony Sparano.

The bottom line here? Get ready to witness an unorthodox quarterback with a sparkling resume, who is about to join a team that loves it’s time in the media spotlight…oh yeah, and a GQ photo-shoot featuring both Sanchez and Tebow can’t be that far behind either.

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Ready or not here he comes. As starting quarterback, yes I said quarterback, for the Denver Broncos, Tim Tebow is 4-1. Whether you are a Te-believer or not, the simple fact is that he is winning. It’s not pure skill or some sort of a specific game plan that is helping him win. It could be the help from a higher power. It could be just a benefit from Tebowing. Or it could just be the fact that he is just a winner with a massive amount of will to win.

It’s just right that Tim has his own thing in Tebowing because he has definitely established his own niche in quarterbacking. I’ll say right now that Tebow is no Manning, Brady, or Montana. He doesn’t consistently throw for over 300 yards. He doesn’t throw about 2 TDs every week (in fact he had no passing touchdowns in his 17-13 win over he Jets in Week 11). His style defies nearly all stereotypes of a franchise quarterback, but his style so far has given him the same results as expected of a franchise QB. He came from an option-style offense in Florida and there were, and still are, many who don’t believe he has the tools to be a successful quarterback at the pro level. Without a snap under center, with an awkward throwing motion, with a flock of nonbelievers on his back, this guy has showed that winning doesn’t always have to be pretty as long as your team wins. With his 95-yard game-winning drive over the New York Jets, Tim Tebow showed what he is capable of in leading an offense. On his game-winning drive, Tebow said, “That’s why I wanted to be a quarterback since I was six years old, watching guys like John Elway and Steve Young have game-winning drives”.

So with every success he has from here on, you can still clutch onto that feeling of disbelief you may have, or you can just sit back and see what he is doing for the sport. He shows football players and fans that you don’t always have to fit the mold to be successful. Former Cowboys receiver Michael Irvin says that people “put so much on skill and not enough on will”, and this exactly what Tebow has brought to the table. So for all those quarterbacks who aren’t the pro-style quarterbacks who play from under center, there is still hope and Tebow is paving the way.

Take it from the man himself: “just find a way. Keep believing. Because it’s never gonna be good… believe in the people around you and keep fighting, because you’re gonna get knocked down. But it’s not how many times you get knocked down, it’s how many times you get back up. “

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