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Published on 11/30/2011 at Wed Nov 30 12:46.
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Quarterback Tim Tebow, #15 of the Denver Broncos, eludes Eric Smith #33 of the New York Jets and rushes 20 yards for the game winning touchdown in the fourth quarter at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on November 17, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Jets 17-13. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow may be among the least accurate passers in the NFL, but nobody can deny his running ability.  The record books reflect that.

  • Tebow was the fastest quarterback in franchise history to rush for nine touchdowns in his career (15 games), and also holds the second-most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback in team history, second only to John Elway‘s 33.
  • As a rookie in 2010, Tebow rushed 43 times for 227 yards (5.3 avg.) and six touchdowns and recorded two of the top three single-game rushing performances by a quarterback in franchise history.
  • This season, Carolina’s Cam Newton joined Tebow (Den., 2010) and Fran Tarkenton (Min., 1961) as the only three players in NFL history to run and pass for a touchdown in four or more games during their rookie season(s).
  • On Sunday, Tebow rushed 22 times for 67 yards.  That marked the most rushing attempts by a quarterback in a single game in NFL history.  Second on the list is Billy Kilmer (20 carries with the 49ers in 1961).  Among modern-era quarterbacks, the closest anyone comes to 22 carries is Michael Vick‘s 14 carries in 2004.

The Denver Post‘s Woody Paige calls Tebow a “hybrack — a hybrid quarterback-running back, ” and predicts that he’ll make the 2012 Pro Bowl.

  • Anonymous

    I liked the discussion on ESPN this morning about whether or not Tebow will make the Pro-Bowl… Herm Edwards said, “Who knows, the way he’s going, maybe he’ll make the Super Bowl instead!”

  • Estes2SD

    I like Woody’s take on if Tebow’s rushing attempts were considered passing attempts, he would have a  64% completion rating.

  • Kellyleephipps

    Didn’t he break a record for longest QB rushing TD vs. the Raiders last year too?

  • Wholt

    I’m just glad that a fire has been lit in this team…. GO BRONCOS!!

  • rcsodak

    Putting lipstick on a pig doesnt change it from still being a pig.

    He’s still <50% and missing open wr's and has no touch. No matter how much woody plays with the numbers, he's still a work in progress.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe not but it sure does make for some sexy bacon!

  • rcsodak

    lol. i would tend to agree.

  • Anonymous

    WOW!!! You didn’t get bombarded with you’re a hater responses” for telling the truth or stating a fact… Unbelieveable…LMAO!

  • bfairchild

    Tebow only has a 45% completion rating, because his throws are off 25% of the time, and 30% of the time his receivers flat out drop the ball.

  • Msmhc11

    Tebow is a legit qb much like the Vikings have a legit secondary!

  • Erazo362

    Rcsodak, wasn’t that Obama saying about Hilary Clinton, can’t you come-up something more orginal? sounds like you have had some exsperance putting lipstick on a pig. Now get down and start tebowing, you bronco hater!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Spoke too soon. 

  • rcsodak

    lol…..must be some empty chambers in their pistols.

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  • Anonymous

    Its called the “Reply” link…

  • Jon Sills

    On the other hand, he is winning football games. Having played baseball all the way through college, the one thing I know, is that unless your in a sport where beating the opponant into submission with a record book is legal, records don’t mean squat on game day. Statisticaly, Terry Bradshaw’s carreer completion rate is 3 percentage points better than Tim Tebow’s career completion rate and Bradshaw’s interception rate is some 3 times higher than Tim Tebow’s interception percentage. In comparison, Curtis Painter has about a 6 percent better completion rate than Tim Tebow. By your reckoning you should be all about Tim Tebow’s greatness. After all, statisticaly, he’s better than an NFL hall of famer. Personaly, id I owned the Bronco’s I would be patting Tebow on the back for not reading the record book and giving the coach a raise for recognizing that games are won with statistics.

  • rcsodak

    problem being, this is the 21st century, and a passing league. back in bradshaws day, cb’s could hit the wr anywhere on the fiels, not just w/in 5yds. 2 different worlds, my friend.