Tebow earns right to keep starting

MIKE ZEISBERGER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:08 PM ET

Will the real Tim Tebow please stand up?

After watching him the past two weeks in NFL post-season action, is he, from a football standpoint:

a) A hero, like he was in the Broncos’ thrilling 29-23 OT victory over the mighty Steelers in the wild-card round?

b) A zero, like he and his teammates were in a 45-10 thrashing at the hands of the mighty Patriots in Foxborough on Saturday, a loss that ended Denver’s season?

c) All of the above, in one 6-foot-4, 240-pound package?

Personally, after seeing him live the past two weeks, yours truly will go with c).

Broncos head honcho John Elway, however, sees a lot of upside in Tebow and has picked a).

“Tim has earned the right to be the starting quarterback going into training camp next year,” Elway said. “He made some good strides.”

Tebow is an enigma.

When games are close, he finds magical ways to win. However, when his team gets behind by a significant margin, forcing him to pass, he can be brutal.

Tebow does have that intangible “it” factor. His teammates like him as a leader, He has the ability to bring teams back in tight contests. For that reason, Elway and coach John Fox will hand him the reigns at the start of training camp and see if he can keep improving.

“We’ve overcome a lot of different forms of adversity, to win some special games, to have great memories of last week and to be able to get into the playoffs,” Tebow said. “There’s a lot of things we are proud of, even though it’s hard to see that now.”


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