It’s no secret that Tim Tebow brought the carnival to town with his popularity as well as his proclamations of faith.
A former Florida Gator and Heisman Trophy winner, Tebow was drafted by the Denver Broncos in 2010. He is remembered for his heart-palpitating come backs late in the fourth quarter—especially the playoff win against the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2012.
He electrified Bronco country. Not only on the field, but off, too.
Tebow, an evangelical Christian, thanked his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in many interviews and prayed before, after, and during every game—sparking a worldwide phenomenon of “Tebowing.” ESPN even caught him singing praise songs during warm-up on occasion. Tebow was often criticized by the media for his bold proclamations of faith.
In Spring 2012, the Denver Broncos picked up popular Indianapolis Colts’ quarterback, Peyton Manning, trading Tebow to the New York Jets. Since then, Tebow was traded to the Patriots, cut, and recently offered a job as a college football analyst for ESPN.
Meanwhile in Denver, we’re experiencing another media firestorm around a quarterback—one that looks much different than Tebow-mania. Manning, also a Christian, has taken a very different approach to his faith. Continue Reading...