Looking back at this playoff game against the Steelers back in January 2012 just magnified how great a game that Tebow played that day. A brief look on that day showed that Tebow’s offensive totals were 3 Touchdowns, 366 total yards and no interceptions.
His passing average was 15 Yards Per catch, still a playoff record and may never be broken due to the emphasis on the short completions prevalent in today’s NFL. Contrast Ben Rothlisberger’s average of 7 yards per catch in that same game.
Even the drives that did not result in touchdowns were deep in the offensive zone as three field goals were kicked and made from 35 yards on in, meaning the farthest the ball was out on those 3 drives was on the 18 yard line.
Of course who will ever forget the dramatic ending to the game as Tebow won it on the first play of overtime.
This game will arguably go down as one of the Greatest Games ever played. The bottom line is that Tim Tebow and the Broncos won that day and no revisionist history can erase what happened or diminish that fact, no matter how hard Tebow’s detractors have pounded the narrative.
This happened to be the last game that Tebow would start and win.
Not coincidentally, the NFL signed a monster deal in December 2011 in the height of Tebowmania for 26 Billion Dollars for 10 years. The NFL got a pretty nice paycheck for a few months of Tim Tebow. In fact a Forbes article describing the deal had Tim Tebow’s picture squarely featured in the article, leaving no doubt on how the NFL got so much money:
The NFL had no real interest in Tebow, but enjoyed the money and the publicity over the years as fans wondered and talked about Tebow going to this team or that team.
Tebow shut the door completely on the NFL in 2015 as he started to focus completely on baseball. After the Mets announced signing of Tebow back on NFL opening day in September 2016, the networks have been on full offense since trying to discredit Tebow because he and his fans have turned their backs on the NFL.
There are five years left on the NFL TV deal. Obvious the media outlets like NBC, PFT, and CBS are reeling from the fans turning away due to factors like Tebow and Kaepernick.
MLB and the Mets are basking in the limelight as all the attention is directed to baseball now.
Welcome to baseball Tim Tebow. The NFL never deserved you.