With the Broncos continuing their winning ways, Tim Tebow has become the most talked about quarterback in all of the NFL. With 6 wins in 7 starts Tebow has transformed a dismal Denver Broncos team into the leaders of the AFC West. For the first time in many years the Denver Broncos find themselves with 4 games remaining and in complete control of their playoff destiny. Thanks to sweeping their division on the road and a Kyle Orton win versus the Bengals early in the season, the Broncos are in possession of most key tie breakers regarding the playoff picture.
The next 2 weeks will arguably be 2 of the toughest matchups for the Broncos this season. On Sunday the Broncos play host to a Chicago Bears team that is desperate for a win to keep their playoff hopes alive. While Chicago’s offense is riddled with injuries and missing their 2 most effective players in Jay Cutler and Matt Forte, their defense is still very formidable and the anchor of that team.
The following week features a matchup between 2 of the most popular quarterbacks in the league, Tom Brady and Tim Tebow. The NFL and NBC wanted to move the matchup to the primetime Sunday night spot, however CBS and Patriots owner Robert Craft denied the move to keep the game in its original 2:15 spot on CBS. If the Broncos can come out of those 2 games with at least one win, they stand a very good chance at making the playoffs for the first time in 6 years.
The question still remains that whether or not the Broncos make the post season this year, will Tim Tebow be the quarterback of the Broncos in 2012? This question has been asked many times of head coach John Fox and VP of Operations John Elway and both have done anything, but give a straight answer. The problem for both of them is that with each win the power to make that decision is slowly being removed from them. If the Tebow led Broncos can somehow find a way to make the playoffs after a 1 and 4 start, the front office is almost forced to endorse Tebow for 2012 whether they truly believe in him or not.
Look at the mess that the Broncos have gotten themselves into. Life was simple when the team was 1 and 4 and they were entering their name in the Andrew Luck Sweepstakes. Now with a record of 7 wins and 5 losses sitting atop the AFC West, the Broncos are well out of that race. Instead the Broncos find themselves in the heart of the AFC playoff race. After having transformed the downtrodden Broncos into America’s Team to watch, the real question is why not move forward with Tebow? Detractors will respond with answers regarding his throwing motion, footwork, etc etc, but no one can argue with the results he has produced thus far.
John Fox and John Elway truly have a chance to further their legacies by supporting Tim Tebow and continuing to build this team around him. You would be hard pressed to find a better face for your franchise or someone who will work harder than Tebow to help this team win. John Fox’s mission when he came to Denver was to build this team around a strong defense and a good running game and Tebow fits very well into that mold. When you have a quarterback that’s as careful with the ball as Tebow is, there is no reason this team can’t continue to win this year and for years to come with Tebow at the helm. Here’s to hoping that the Broncos organization continues to move against the grain and returns the team to greatness with Tim Tebow as its leader. Become an Official Broncos Fan!