As a Dolphin fan, my interest in the NFL this year evaporated rather quickly. Since I didn’t have a horse in the race, I have been struggling to latch on to something. Sure I love Drew Brees as a player, he is probably my favorite quarterback since Dan Marino, but his story, and that of the Saints, is far less engaging than it was when they won in 2009. The Broncos and their unorthodox way of winning with their mechanically unsound quarterback, Tim Tebow, has captured my attention.
Did I expect the Broncos to win today? No, not at all. In fact, I kind of expected the Steelers to come in and walk all over the Broncos. But something funny happened. Tim Tebow played well, the Broncos kept the game close, and against all odds pulled out a victory. Say what you want about Tebow as a quarterback, but he has a passion for the game that makes him fun to watch.
Will that passion pull him past Tom Brady and the New England Patriots? Probably not, but you know what? I’m going to tune in to find out. Actually considering Brees and the Saints play on Saturday as well, it may be the first time since early in the season where I sit down all day to watch football and to me that makes Tim Tebow something special, at least for this season.