The long awaited moment is over–Tim Tebow did go in the first round of the 2010 NFL draft. For every Tim Tebow fan out there in America you can breathe a sigh of relief now for the shining man of honor and even modern day American hero to millions, as he went fittingly to the Broncos. Tim Tebow, whose hallmark traits are tenacity and toughness, went to a team whose name comes from the Spanish language meaning “rough” …and that, my friends, fits Tim to a bill–because he is one tough hombre.
Much of the concern over whether Tim Tebow would go in the first round of the NFL draft centered over the fact that Tim Tebow had a slower than normal throwing motion and would therefore be eaten up by the NFL defenses. But after a long winter of retraining himself how to throw the football without the infamous “dip” in his throwing motion he finally proved to many NFL scouts and coaches during their spring camps that he had successfully removed the flaw.
According to cbs4denver, here is what Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels had to say about the many question marks leading up to the NFL draft in the throwing motion of Tim Tebow, “You look at the tape, and the only thing that you can say about the tape that isn’t flattering or very impressive is that he dips the ball a hair. He has already fixed that. I think that’s something that you can fix through repetition. He’s already done it.”
Tim Tebow, a Heisman Trophy winner, a national champion, the all-time leading scorer in college football history, and a saint to many of the Christian faith as well as to the secular world for his off the field humanitarian efforts and impressive character are the reasons he was the most profiled candidate in the 2010 NFL draft.
In order to get Tim Tebow the Denver Broncos had to give up a second round pick, 43rd overall, and a third round pick, number 70 overall in the NFL draft. The Denver Broncos, who now have four quarterbacks on their roster, will probably not start the most prolific college football player, but will still give him a chance to compete for the starting spot.
Coach McDaniels’ desire to have the Gator quarterback on his team is summed up in the following quote:
…he’s every bit the person that you read about before you got the chance to meet him. He’s very enthusiastic, wants to work hard, smart, bright, one of the smarter players I’ve ever been around in terms of coming out of college.
No matter what your favorite NFL team is, Tim Tebow is one class act that will make him and his team difficult to root against.