Tim Tebow fourth in fan Pro Bowl voting among AFC quarterbacks

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The NFL routinely sends out an update regarding the leading Pro Bowl voters overall and by position.  The most recent update came earlier today, and it made me curious about the status of Tim Tebow.

So I asked.  And the NFL answered.

Tebow currently is in fourth place among all AFC quarterbacks, behind Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger, and Ryan Fitzpatrick.

The final roster, which will include three quarterbacks, will be determined by a combination of the fan voting, a vote of the players, and a vote of the coaches.  Whether and to what extent the players and coaches believe in Tebowmania will determine whether he ultimately earns a spot on the team.

And even if he finishes fourth, he’ll likely make it — because Brady typically finds a way to avoid the assignment.

Meanwhile, the league office advises that Tebow’s jersey has moved from No. 11 to No. 6 via purchases made through NFLShop.com.

Tebowmaniacs can cast a vote (or two . . . or more) for Tebow at NFL.com/ProBowl.

119 responses to “Tim Tebow fourth in fan Pro Bowl voting among AFC quarterbacks

  1. Tebow will make it in when Roethlisberger is playing in the Superbowl.

    Your thumbs down fuel me 🙂

  2. Ok, ok, an all time low for the NFL just hit …

    now I suppose Taylor Martinez of Nebraska, the Navy, Army and Air Force QB’s all will be top 10 picks as the nfl is tredning towards read-option QB’s.

    LoL

    I understand his record, thats great. I understand Denver’s pleasure after Orton, thats great. But a pro-bowl QB with 8 passing TD and a 43% completion perecentage? Thats not an all-star NFL QB, its a gimmick, gimmicks don’t belong in the pro bowl.

  3. How is Ryan Fitzpatrick a Pro Bowl QB? There’s 16 games in a season. He played well in 4 to 6 of them before he signed his new contract. Fitzpatrick has the “Chris Johnson syndrome”.

  4. That’s pretty awesome that completion percentage and accuracy don’t count, Tyler Palko must be ahead of him since his inaccurate passes are being completed to the opposing team’s secondary. What a crock!

  5. Ridiculous. I would take
    a) Andy Dalton
    b) Cam Newton
    c) a hobbled Philip Rivers
    d) even Joe Flacco
    over Tim Tebow.
    At this point, he is NOT a passer.

  6. The Pro Bowl hasn’t been about showcasing the “best” players in a long time, and even the most hardcore tebowmaniacs will admit he’s not the fourth best QB in the AFC.
    Let’s be honest, it would be entertaining to see Tebow play in the game. I think others would agree. It would probably make for a ratings boost.

  7. I’m so tired of hearing about tebow. He is hands down the worst passing qb in the league but some how people think he’s great. He’s winning now because teams still don’t know what to really expect just wait in do time tebow will start losing every game have 4 turnovers per game keep thanking Jesus and wear out his welcome. Tebowmaniacs enjoy it now cause it won’t last long for me a jake Plummer not soon enough. I want to watch football not church thank you

  8. No love for Andy Dalton. The guy is the real deal at QB. Tebow will be playing tight end in a couple years

  9. Popularity contest, pure and simple. Tebow might be the worst Quarterback to start in over a decade. Everyone is getting all caught up in the temporary success of this gimmicky offense (which Tebow does very little in) and the success of their very good defense. I mean Tebow would have one freaking win if not for that defense.

  10. When great players like Fred Taylor do not get voted into the Pro Bowl and players like Tim Tebow do, it just reinforces my opinion that the Pro Bowl is an abomination.

  11. Last year, N.E. Safety Brandon Merriweather made sports history by becoming the only athlete to ever make the Pro Bowl despite being benched TWICE during the regular season.

    Worse yet, the other two AFC Safeties in 2010 were a pair of Hall of Famers (Ed Reed and Polamalu).
    ….a drop off akin to having C. Painter replace P. Manning.

    The Pro Bowl is comedic fodder, as if we needed reminding.

  12. Fitzpatrick? Oh please. In 3 critical games last month the guy threw for 2 TD’s and 7 picks. Sorry, that doesn’t win games and that’s hurting your team.

    With Schaub going down, there is no clear cut favorite 3rd guy.

  13. impeachgoodell says:
    Dec 1, 2011 4:50 PM
    Ridiculous. I would take
    a) Andy Dalton
    b) Cam Newton
    c) a hobbled Philip Rivers
    d) even Joe Flacco
    over Tim Tebow.
    At this point, he is NOT a passer.

    ================================
    Cam Newton probably couldn’t play for the AFC unless they changed the rules. I would rather see Carson Palmer, even only having played a few games over Tebow. But I would agree that Tebow is on the bottom of the list, somewhere above Palko and Gabbert and below Sanchez and Flacco.

  14. Elway will literally $hit a brick if this guy makes the Pro Bowl, regardless of how stupid it has become.

    That would be good entertainment.

  15. Fitzpatrick was the second to last player taken in the draft. No one thought he would even be a backup in the league. I believe that was the year that Vince Young and Matt Leinart were the top two QBs taken.

    You just never know.

  16. “Fan voting accounts for one-third of the Pro Bowl process, with players’ and coaches’ votes making up the remaining two-thirds.”

    Sorry Tim, I like you as a person but this is getting ridiculous. You have to impress more than your cronies to get into the Pro-Bowl. If you learn to throw a spiral, you never know, your peers may actually vote you in.

  17. And churches have been passing out fliers getting non-football fans to vote.

    What an absolute joke.

  18. It will be funny when Tim Tebow comes in for the 4th quarter down 2 touchdowns and wins the Pro-Bowl game. The game isn’t taken seriously, but people will still be chanting, “All he does is win”.

    But on that note, all he does is win so GO BRONCOS!

  19. impeachgoodell says:
    Dec 1, 2011 4:50 PM
    Ridiculous. I would take
    a) Andy Dalton
    b) Cam Newton
    c) a hobbled Philip Rivers
    d) even Joe Flacco
    over Tim Tebow.
    At this point, he is NOT a passer.

    ___________________________________

    So Tebow is competing with Cam Newton now? He is that good he going to QB both teams in the Pro Bowl!

  20. rc33 says:
    Dec 1, 2011 4:59 PM
    Last year, N.E. Safety Brandon Merriweather made sports history by becoming the only athlete to ever make the Pro Bowl despite being benched TWICE during the regular season.

    Worse yet, the other two AFC Safeties in 2010 were a pair of Hall of Famers (Ed Reed and Polamalu).
    ….a drop off akin to having C. Painter replace P. Manning.

    The Pro Bowl is comedic fodder, as if we needed reminding.
    __
    Agreed that NE fields plenty of joke players on defense.

  21. C’mon now, does anyone really have any interest in the Pro Bowl? I highly doubt it.

    Tebow isn’t what we’d consider a serious QB anyway. Besides, the madness may continue through Sunday (I don’t see the Vikings as being much of a threat, but I could be and actually hope I’m wrong) but you just know when they play the Patriots, Tebowmania will come to its already overdue conclusion.

    Then peace will return to the valley.

  22. The Pro Bowl is nothing more than the NFL version of American Idol. Homers here in Denver are calling in to radio shows stumping for league MVP honors for Teblow. Once they face a good team on both sides of the ball, Teblow will be forced to put the team on his shoulders, and then we will see how good of a “QB” he really is.

  23. Give Tebow some credit. He works hard, maintains a great attitude, and has been great for the NFL. He doesn’t tell people how to vote.

  24. It’s all the defense. Tebow has only put together a few good drives at the end games that the D kept close. McGahee has bailed him out, too.

  25. Whether you are a Tebow fan or not, him being 4th in Pro Bowl voting at QB is disgusting.
    As if the Pro Bowl wasn’t already a mockery this makes it more so.

  26. I have never seen a QB get so much credit for the way a defense has been playing. Tebow seems to be pretty clutch, but if the D weren’t keeping games close, he’d be 0-5.

    In two years, we’ll all be saying “remember that Tebow guy”.

  27. captainwisdom8888 says: Dec 1, 2011 4:52 PM

    NOBODY RECOGNIZES THE BRONCOS DEFENSE HAS LET UP AN AVERGE OF 15 POINTS IN TEBOWS STARTS. BETTA RECKA NIZE
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    Am I the only one that finds irony in the fact that this guy’s screen name includes the word wisdom? Should be captainhooktonfonix8888.

  28. Yea the Probowl is a fluke.Matt Forte has more votes then Lesean McCoy , Arian Foster has more votes then MJD ?You also see half of the Packers D getting all these top votes.

  29. I’d vote for Tebow for RB in the probowl. QB.. he is not. BTW why can’t I start Tebow as a RB in my Fantasy Football team?

  30. Ridiculous. I would take
    a) Andy Dalton
    b) Cam Newton
    c) a hobbled Philip Rivers
    d) even Joe Flacco
    over Tim Tebow.
    At this point, he is NOT a passer.

    ————-

    As impressive as it would be for Tim Tebow to make the AFC team, I would be down right floored to see Cam Newton make the AFC team.

  31. He could finish in the top 10 at QB and still make the Pro Bowl. NFL is an “everyone’s a winner” league where everyone makes the Pro Bowl!

  32. Let’s play a little game called guess the QB:

    QB A: 9 games, 65/143 for 852 yards. 45% comp, 5.96 avg, 8 TD, 1 INT

    QB B: 8 games, 138/219 for 1,607; 63% completion, 8 TD/5 INT, 7.34 avg

    Give up?
    QB A = Tim Tebow
    QB B = Matthew Moore.

    I admit this does not take into account Tebow’s biggest strength (his running stats, but it would have made the game too obvious.

  33. Well i guess thats ok i guess as long as John Skelton is all-pro. You tebow fans just refuse to acknowledge he has gone 3-1 with a previously 1-6 team which is way better than tebow winning with a previously 1-4 team. Tebow fans just dont acknowledge that throwing passes that are way to high is redifining the nfl not that boring option crapola.

  34. mustyoldclapptrap says:
    Dec 1, 2011 5:48 PM
    And shame on you Denver fans, especially, for riding that jock, and not giving your defense some love.
    ———–
    And shame on you for allowing the media to make you believe that Denver fans don’t absolutely LOVE their defense right now. Besides, your jab is so last week and the argument has evolved. Please try to keep up.

  35. I love the “once they face good teams” comments about Denver. They’ve beat Cincy, NY Jets, Oakland by 14 points, and SD.

    Here’s a news flash for you….there’s not that many “good teams” in the AFC – IMO….New England, Baltimore, Pitts. I’d put Houston in there except the QB issue. So, Denver is arguably the 4th best team in the AFC – I know you don’t like it, and it’s hard to believe, but it’s true.

    If you’re saying that they won’t beat one of the NFC teams, then you’re expecting them to go to the Super Bowl I guess???

  36. Why is this a surprise and why does anyone care? Its a popularity contest. The same way it is in MLB, when the same popular players make it even though more deserving players get skipped over every year. Like him or not, he has a legion of fans that want to see him. I personally am indifferent on the subject. The players dont take the game seriously as no one is dumb enough to risk an injury and getting released from a non guaranteed contract.

    Let them vote for him 1st or 4th or whatever. Most of us dont even know what day the game is even played

  37. Dudes flacco sucks! I’d take Tebow over Flacco. Least Tebow looks like an athlete. Flacco looks like he should be fixing my computer at best buy! Geek squad beeotch! And who cares if He won super bowl twice this year! Like every year..PLAYOFF CHOKER!

  38. “The QBs job is to win.”

    No, the quarterback’s job is to throw the ball. The team’s job is to win.

    Of course, if you play for Denver, then that’s the defense’s job.

  39. steelbydesign says:
    Dec 1, 2011 4:44 PM
    Tebow will make it in when Roethlisberger is playing in the Superbowl.

    Your thumbs down fuel me
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    enjoy your fueling…

    THUMBS DOWN

  40. “The QBs job is to win”

    —–

    So what’s the kicker’s job, then? And the OL’s? And the defense’s? Coach’s? Front office?

    I’ll tell you: do the real work while the QB gets all the credit

  41. Ridiculous. I would take
    a) Andy Dalton
    b) Cam Newton
    c) a hobbled Philip Rivers
    d) even Joe Flacco
    over Tim Tebow.
    At this point, he is NOT a passer.

    ——————————————————

    Cam newton is NFC pal know your facts before you try put someone down you also forgot to mention that at this point he has a better win % than all the qbs you mentiond

  42. It’s funny that so many of the morons posting on here think they know better than NFL coaches.

    Tebow is some gimmick that sucks and can’t pass? Then why have 5 NFL teams been unable to beat him in the past 6 weeks?

    Look at the game logs. Tebow has out-played the opposing quarterback in every win. For as horrible as he played against Miami, he still had a better game than Matt Moore. Objectively. Inarguably. Palmer might have thrown for 300 when Oakland played Denver, but he also threw 3 INTs. Guess who didn’t? Tebow. He passed for 120, ran for 120, and threw 2 TDs — no turnovers. He outplayed Cassel when they beat KC, and he did it with only 8 pass attempts. He only threw for 20 fewer yards on 20 less attempts. Same amount of TD passes, plus a Tebow TD run. He outplayed Sanchez even while playing terribly against the Jets. Sanchez scored as many TDs for Denver as for the Jets. Tebow only had one big drive, and guess what — it’s all he needed. Finally, against Philip Rivers, he threw for 40 fewer yards on 18 fewer attempts. He also ran for 67 yards.

    But yeah, keep harping on things like completion percentage. As Bill Belichick said, “Stats are for losers. Final score is for winners. And that’s really what it’s about.”

  43. The following AFC QB’s would be better than Tebow for the Pro Bowl:
    Carson Palmer
    Phillip Rivers
    Matt Schaub
    Matt Moore
    Andy Dalton
    Mark Sanchez
    Joe Flacco
    Colt McCoy
    Matt Hasselbeck
    Curtis Painter
    TJ Yates
    JaMarcus Russell
    Jeff George

  44. …just another example of the power that religious superstitions have over the average christian american…tebow clearly has gained the respect of these “followers” by eagerly discussing his blind “faith” in a public fashion that most of his supporters are far too embarrassed to ever do themselves…

  45. Tebow has the highest ratio of scores per touch of any quarterback IN THE HISTORY OF THE NFL.

    If that isn’t what a “Quarterback’s Job” is, I don’t know what to say.

  46. Tim show be sad at how his followers worship him, being a Christian and all. Doesn’t the Bible speaks of such man worshipping?

    Tim is beginning to rival Justin Beiber with his obsessed fans.

  47. I voted for Fitzpatrick!! I think the clowns from BSPN hired like 5 dudes to vote for tebow over and over again. He should get in as a RB if he does. Vote for Dalton and Cam.

  48. A church in Lilburn Georgia has on its reader board telling members to vote for Tebow and is passing out flyers with step by step instructions on how to go on line and vote. So the question is what % of his votes are from non football fans who do not watch the sport ?

  49. what a joke. As if anyone needed ANOTHER reason why to not take the pro bowl seriously. Getting so sick of all this tebow talk….so sickening.

    On the other hand, the people who actually watch football know, its not this turd who is winning the games, its their defense. You can’t even rationally argue against that…however, i’m sure the tebowtards will find a way.

  50. Yeah, the people who watch football know it’s their 23rd-ranked defense that’s winning them games. Their defense that was ranked in the bottom 5 in the NFL before Tebow’s offense started grinding out 200 yards a game on the ground.

    Duh.

  51. earthtopft says:
    Dec 1, 2011 7:33 PM

    Tebow has the highest ratio of scores per touch of any quarterback IN THE HISTORY OF THE NFL.

    If that isn’t what a “Quarterback’s Job” is, I don’t know what to say.
    ————————————————

    Here’s a perfect example of “tebowvision” (a.k.a. a Tebow fan that is blinded by delusions of what Tebow can actually do in the NFL.)

    Yes, *this year*, he has the highest ratio of scores per touch in the history of the NFL (and putting it in all caps doesn’t drive it home any more effectively, by the way.) The thing Tebow fans don’t seem to be counting on is anything beyond this year.

    It typically takes about a half season to a full season of worth of film for opposing teams to study before they really get a good handle on a player’s tendencies. With Tebow and company essentially relying on what amounts to college-like Wildcat or draw plays, I’d be willing to bet my house that Denver can’t do this again next year because every defense will just start stacking the box and taking away the running game. Honestly, I’m not sure why they’re not doing this already. But when they do, what will Timmeh do then? Start throwing? I don’t think so.

  52. Do you Tebow lovers actually expect him to go very far? I could care less if he has a 5-1 record. The fact of the matter is that he can’t play quarterback worth crap and I’m pretty sure that as long as he is the starting quarterback, he actually needs to play like one. If he just wants to run, there are other positions for that. But being the QB means passing the ball which he clearly can not do and as long as he can’t, the Broncos aren’t going anywhere.

  53. 3rdnlong says:
    Dec 1, 2011 7:52 PM
    A church in Lilburn Georgia has on its reader board telling members to vote for Tebow and is passing out flyers with step by step instructions on how to go on line and vote. So the question is what % of his votes are from non football fans who do not watch the sport ?

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    As opposed to the hordes of uneducated so-called “NFL fans” who usually do vote? New England “fans” alone account for a huge number of ignorant blind votes for their players. Been that way since 2001 and will taper off once the team descends back into mediocrity.

  54. techstar25 says: Dec 1, 2011 4:52 PM

    The Pro Bowl hasn’t been about showcasing the “best” players in a long time, and even the most hardcore tebowmaniacs will admit he’s not the fourth best QB in the AFC.
    ==================================

    He was not even the 4th best QB on the Broncos.

    Give him another couple of weeks and he will be the front runner for the GOP nomination.

  55. td40 says:
    Dec 1, 2011 9:15 PM

    It typically takes about a half season to a full season of worth of film for opposing teams to study before they really get a good handle on a player’s tendencies.
    __
    Not if you are on the Patriots’ staff. They can get those tendencies handled before a game is over. Just get those sideline videos to the locker room, have savant Ernie Adams break them down and then get those signals back to the bench in no time flat.

  56. I choose tim based on the fact that he is football this hear. Exciting to watch and still don’t understand the hate when the guy has been playing the game whether pass or run and winning. Turned around a franchise and don’t even tell me the defense did all the work. Yes they def have do e their part, but so has Tim. Give me all the stats you want, but Tebow looks past the fame and plays the game… You all are just so in love with the media you can’t see the real man in pads. Play on Timmy!

  57. Just goes to show you how dopey the voting public can be. Timmy and the Pro Bowl are jokes…..

  58. “The fact of the matter is that he can’t play quarterback worth crap and I’m pretty sure that as long as he is the starting quarterback, he actually needs to play like one. If he just wants to run, there are other positions for that. But being the QB means passing the ball which he clearly can not do and as long as he can’t, the Broncos aren’t going anywhere.”

    Is that so? What other rules do you have that you want to share? QB’s are only allowed to run the no-huddle in the 4th quarter; Flea-flicker, double-reverse, designed QB runs, et al, are all banned; QBs must attempt at least 20 forward passes per game, or the team automatically forfeits? You can’t be serious.

    Tebow doesn’t need to “actually do” a damn thing. Its the defenses job to STOP the offense, and the QB, whether they rush 4 times or 40. If they want to put 9 in the box with no safety help over the top, that’s going to last all of 1 play. Possibly 2. Even Caleb Hanie couldnt mess that one up.

    You say they “aren’t going anywhere”? I don’t know if you noticed this, but…the Broncos already ARE somewhere–1st place, which was incomprehensible at halftime of week 5. If only the Dolphins had made the switch earlier in the year, Matt Moore might be getting a nod too.

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