In case there weren’t enough story lines surrounding the Broncos’ new starting quarterback, Tim Tebow led his team an overtime, comeback win over the Dolphins on Sunday. Down 15 points in the fourth quarter after a Miami field goal, things were looking grim for Denver in what was a snooze-fest of a game to that point. Offensive struggles for both sides showcased the reasons both team entered the game with one win combined.
With a little over five minutes remaining, Tebow had done little to help the Broncos win. He had a few Tebow-esque highlights including some broken tackles and a 21-yard scramble, but his overall performance was unimpressive. Then, a touchdown, a recovered onside kick, another touchdown, and a two-point conversion turned the game around.
After driving 80 yards for a touchdown, Denver recovered an onside kick. Cue the storybook ending. Tebow dinked and dunked his way to another score, cutting Miami’s lead to two. On the ensuing two-point conversion attempt, Tebow somehow surprised the Dolphins by running it in on a draw.
A 52-yard field goal by Matt Prater sealed the win for Denver in overtime. Prepare to be flooded with Tim Tebow headlines.
Perhaps it was the fact that Tebow was playing in Florida in front of the Gator faithful. Maybe it was being at Sun Life Stadium, the field where he won high school and NCAA championships. It’s possible that Miami is just an awful team. Or maybe he is — as his die-hard fans insist — a winner.
It may take an entire season to understand Tebow’s true value. Another interesting aspect of Sunday’s win for the Broncos is that it further removes them from the Andrew Luck sweepstakes. By winning games, Tebow can secure his future in more ways than one. After all, can you imagine listening to Denver fans if they had Tebow and Luck on their roster?Google+