Gregg Doyel of CBS Sports makes the unorthodox case that Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow should be an NFL MVP candidate. He calls Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers the “far-and-away MVP at this point.”
Tim Tebow, MVP candidate? Absolutely. It’s not only that he plays quarterback for a team that has won four of its past five games. Tebow should be a legit MVP candidate — if this keeps up — because of the way the Broncos are winning these games.
They’re winning because of Tebow. Or rather, Tebow is winning these games.
He doesn’t win them for 60 minutes, no. That’s what Aaron Rodgers has been doing at Green Bay, and that’s why, again, Rodgers can, should and will win MVP if he keeps it up. Anyway, that’s not what Tebow is doing. He’s not playing great for 60 minutes, mauling opponents from the first drive. He’s not. If anything, he has been borderline bad for the first 45-plus minutes of most games.
But then comes the final quarter, and Tebow becomes special. The defense gives the Broncos a chance to win, and Tebow takes over. He capitalizes on that chance. The game gets tight, the clock starts ticking down, and Tebow goes from awful to awesome. He’s Semaj NorBel — the opposite of LeBron James.