Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow (15) celebrates with fans after the Broncos defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 29-23 in overtime of an NFL wild card playoff football game Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow leaves the field after losing to the New England Patriots in the AFC divisional playoff game.
Tebow prays with players from the Bronocs and Patriots after the AFC divisional playoff game.
Tebow gets sacked by New England Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes.
Tebow tries to elude New England Patriots defensive ends Mark Anderson and Brandon Deaderick during the AFC divisional playoff game.
Tebow cheers after beating the Pittsburgh Steelers 29-23 in overtime.
Tebow hugs coach John Fox after winning against the Pittsburgh Steelers in overtime.
Tebow celebrates with fans after the Broncos defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 29-23 in overtime.
Tebow reacts after throwing an 80-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Demaryius Thomas for the game-winning touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers in overtime.
Tebow gets tackled by Ike Taylor of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Tebow scans the field before throwing the ball against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Tebow celebrates after running the ball in the end zone for a touchdown in the second quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Tim Tebow runs with the ball against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Tebow warms up before facing the Pittsburgh Steelers in the playoffs.
Tebow scrambles during the fourth quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Here's the pitch
Tebow pitches the football during a game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Tebow runs in the second quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Tim Tebow runs during the first quarter of the game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Tim Tebow warms up before the start of the game against the New England Patriots.
Denver Broncos head coach John Fox congratulates Tebow after a touchdown against the Patriots.
Tebow scores a touchdown during the first quarter of the game against the New England Patriots.
Getting some air
Tim Tebow throws a pass against the Bills in Buffalo.
Get him off of me
Buffalo Bills linebacker Chris Kelsay sacks Tebow.
Reel him in
Buffalo Bills outside linebacker Chris Kelsay sacks Tim Tebow. The Bills defeated the Broncos 40-14.
Tim Tebow celebrates his two-point conversion to tie the game against the Minnesota Vikings at the Metrodome.
Bring it in
Tim Tebow prays with other players following a 16-13 Broncos win against the San Diego Chargers.
A Denver Broncos fan holds up a sign for Tim Tebow in Denver.
Defensive end Willie Young of the Detroit Lions makes a diving effort to try and tackle quarterback Tim Tebow.
Step it up
Tim Tebow prepares to take the field to face the Detroit Lions in Denver.
Tebow runs for a first down during the first quarter against the San Diego Chargers.
Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow warms up before the game against the Oakland Raiders.
Take a knee
Tim Tebow kneels in prayer before the game against the Oakland Raiders.
Come back here
Tim Tebow is brought down by Oakland Raiders linebacker Kamerion Wimbley.
It's a stretch
Tim Tebow dives against the Miami Dolphins.
So, it begins
The excitement started late in the Broncos' loss to the Chargers in Week 5, when Tim Tebow was subbed in for a struggling Kyle Orton. The lefty star staged an epic rally that fell just short, but the impression he left was strong.
Tebow's first start of 2011 started slowly, but ended with a bang. After struggling for most of the game, Tebow came alive with time running out in the fourth quarter and helped the Broncos to a 18-15 overtime win.
The magic seemed to stop in Week 8, when Tebow and the Broncos were crushed by the Lions at home, 45-10. Why is this game important? Because Tebow owned his struggles and came out stronger for it.
Train keeps rolling
Any doubters now? Tebow took the Broncos on the road, where they smacked around the Raiders, 38-24. He threw two TD passes and ran for 117 yards in the win.
Two is enough
Tebow completed two passes ... and won. It's difficult to believe, but his 56-yard TD pass to Eric Decker was enough for the Broncos to eke out a 17-10 victory on the road against the Chiefs. Magical.
Denver fans said a collective "thank you for Tebow" on Thanksgiving, after his 20-yard touchdown run with 58 seconds left lifted the Broncos to a shocking win over the Jets. Any doubters left?
Another overtime thriller? Hey, this is Tim Tebow we're talking about. This time, it was the Chargers shaking their heads after he carried the ball 22 times and threw a touchdown pass.
Again?! Tebow took the Broncos to the top of the AFC West after passing for 202 yards and two third-quarter touchdowns as Denver topped Minnesota 35-32 in dramatic fashion.
Legend is secure
That's it, something special is happening here. The Tim Tebow saga hit new heights when he brought the Broncos back from a 10-point deficit with just over two minutes left. You know the rest: Denver 13, Chicago 10 in overtime. Signed, sealed, delivered.
Is there an NFL Heisman?
Tim Tebow scrambles and reminds fans of his Heisman Trophy win at the same time.
Tiger vs. Tebow
Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Leon Hall tries to stop Tim Tebow.
What an arm
Tim Tebow warms up before a game against the San Diego Chargers.
Early in the season, fans paid for a billboard to let the Broncos head coach know who they wanted to see taking snaps from the center.
Tebow takes a snap during a game at Lambeau Field.
Hug it out
Tim Tebow celebrates a touchdown against the San Diego Chargers.
Take on Tebow
Tim Tebow is hit by Antwan Barnes as he throws a pass against the San Diego Chargers.
Tim Tebow delivers a 31-yard pass to Daniel Fells of the Denver Broncos (not pictured).
The Broncos quarterback hands off the ball against the Miami Dolphins earlier this season.
Tim Tebow makes his entrance before a game against the Detroit Lions earlier this season.
Tim Tebow makes a run for it against Jared Odrick of the Miami Dolphins.