Let’s cut to the chase.
Sometimes you come across athletes who overachieve on one level and for whatever reason, just can’t make it at the next.
That sums up Tim Tebow, the quarterback.
Aug. 14/1987 – Tim Tebow is born. Won 2 National Championships in College with Florida, drafted into the NFL, currently playing baseball. pic.twitter.com/CzGtdfDB8Y
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In high school, Tebow was a five-star recruit who was the top-rated quarterback in the country out of Nease High School in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.
He famously went on to the University of Florida where he won two National Championships and was the youngest player (at the time) to win a Heisman Trophy.
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Despite having “poor mechanics,” “an unorthodox throwing motion,” “a lack of arm strength” and all those other fancy technical terms you literally only hear about from January to April, Tebow was drafted 25th overall by the Broncos in 2010.
Once he got to Denver, Tebow played sparingly behind Kyle Orton. He eventually got his chance to start under center when Orton was benched at halftime during week five of the 2011 season. He didn’t lead the Broncos to victory, but he did rally Denver from a 16-point deficit. He was named the permanent starter.
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Tebow compiled an 8–5 record (including one playoff victory), with a six-game win streak from Weeks 9–14.
The next spring, Denver signed Peyton Manning and that was all she wrote for TebowTime in Denver.
A lot of people have questioned “What if he would have gotten another shot,” “What if he led another team to the playoffs that started the season 1-4,” but one thing never questioned is his heart.