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Tebow moves up to No. 3 in AFC voting

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We interrupt our ongoing coverage of the new TV deals to continue our ongoing coverage of Tim Tebow.

According to the league office, Tebow has leapfrogged Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick into the No. 3 position among all AFC quarterbacks in fan Pro Bowl balloting.

Tebow has 420,539 votes.  Fitzpatrick has 377,796.

That said, Tebow remains far behind Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (1,149,721) and Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (745,835).

Fan voting represents only one third of the total analysis for determining the Pro Bowl rosters.  Player voting also counts as a third of the vote, along with votes from coaches.

That said, the fact that Brady never plays in the Pro Bowl will make it more likely that Tebow will be one of the three quarterbacks picked for the game.

Unless, of course, God’s plan entails Tebow playing his final game of the year not in Honolulu but in Indiana.

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100 Responses to “Tebow moves up to No. 3 in AFC voting”
  1. marionbarber24isgod says: Dec 14, 2011 4:10 PM

    What a joke.

  2. seneca1ss says: Dec 14, 2011 4:12 PM


  3. autumnwind999 says: Dec 14, 2011 4:12 PM


  4. Land Snark says: Dec 14, 2011 4:13 PM

    Tebow > Fitzpatrick

  5. sjuhawk says: Dec 14, 2011 4:14 PM

    Kill me.

  6. Bubby Brister says: Dec 14, 2011 4:14 PM

    Going to get the pitchfork and torch armor back out of the basement…

  7. medtxpack says: Dec 14, 2011 4:16 PM

    im tebowing right now…

  8. rajbais says: Dec 14, 2011 4:16 PM

    Whoa! His arm looks big in that photo!!!

  9. ortonwhiskeycrew says: Dec 14, 2011 4:17 PM

    Well in this case the fans are right. Tebow >>>> Fitz. Sorry Bills fans.

  10. chc36 says: Dec 14, 2011 4:17 PM

    Well its good that he’d be the 3rd stringer so he can play in the 4th quarter which is the only time he’s decent.

  11. lgbarn says: Dec 14, 2011 4:18 PM

    Probowl is nothing more than a popularity contest. Not based on ability at all.

  12. sippindasyzurp says: Dec 14, 2011 4:18 PM

    That right there goes to tell you the crop of quarterbacks in the AFC when this clown is No.3

  13. shackdelrio says: Dec 14, 2011 4:18 PM

    Big deal. The first Tebow, aka Vince Young, made two Pro Bowls when he was in Tennessee.

  14. earthtopft says: Dec 14, 2011 4:18 PM

    LOL, that’ll make “Cheap Crisco” of CBS’s cholestorol count bubble over. That little round tub of white synthetic lard isn’t looking like much of a talent judge these days.

  15. nightwalker43 says: Dec 14, 2011 4:18 PM

    I don’t think GOD has anything to do with it. There, I said it! I think Tebow is playing terrific when it counts and I have a feeling the players may not vote for him out of, well, HE IS ALL WE TALK ABOUT ANYMORE! I’m a huge fan of his, but there is other things going on in the league man!

  16. seahawks4alltime says: Dec 14, 2011 4:19 PM

    420,539 fans, and counting, are idiots.

  17. hrmlss says: Dec 14, 2011 4:20 PM

    A sign of the apocalypse…

  18. mathomp3 says: Dec 14, 2011 4:21 PM

    I just threw up in my mouth…

  19. wtfpft says: Dec 14, 2011 4:22 PM

    What a joke!

  20. dcfan4life says: Dec 14, 2011 4:23 PM

    He may have won 6 of 7, he may have taken the country by storm, and i love watching the insanity that is the fourth quarter of a Broncos game, but in no way has he played his way into the Pro Bowl. Nearly every qualifying AFC QB has performed better. Think of players like Andy Dalton, Joe Flacco, Matt Hasselbeck, or Ryan Fitszpatrick before you think of Tebow when it comes to the Pro Bowl. And that says something.

  21. amg503 says: Dec 14, 2011 4:24 PM

    That last line comes off as kind of snarky, don’t you think? You don’t have to like Tebow, but you don’t have to make fun of his religious convictions. You would have never ended a Packers article with something like that.

  22. gosuhgo says: Dec 14, 2011 4:24 PM

    Is there a place we can check how the voting is going? Or do you guys just periodically get updates?

  23. jsho55 says: Dec 14, 2011 4:26 PM

    Slim to none odds that Brady or Roethlisberger actually play in the Pro Bowl.

    So starting at QB for the AFC…..Tim Tebow.

  24. poprox13 says: Dec 14, 2011 4:27 PM

    Stupidest thing I’ve read all day, and I’ve been bored reading reddit.

  25. tinytim4115 says: Dec 14, 2011 4:27 PM

    this is why fans shouldnt vote for the probowl…..

  26. jusford says: Dec 14, 2011 4:28 PM

    Slim picken’s in the AFC.

  27. benandjerrysberryhorny says: Dec 14, 2011 4:28 PM


  28. amartland says: Dec 14, 2011 4:29 PM

    Who else thinks that Tebow’s desire to make the Pro Bowl stems from his urge to bring Christianity to the savage, indigenous Islander population?

    “Dr. Livingstone, I presume. No? Oh, must be Tebow then.”

  29. nflofficeadmin says: Dec 14, 2011 4:31 PM

    Thank you Tim Tebow.

  30. lapsncaps says: Dec 14, 2011 4:33 PM

    Well, to Tebow’s defense, he will only be playing in the 4th quarter when the NFC up by 14 points, right?

  31. richm2256 says: Dec 14, 2011 4:33 PM

    Soooooooooo ………….

    where, exactly, does Mark Sanchez fit into this picture

  32. My Last Victim Escaped says: Dec 14, 2011 4:33 PM

    “Well, Homer, I guess that makes you the winner by default…”

    “Default? The two sweetest words in the English language! De-FAULT! De-FAULT! De-FAULT!”

  33. rexismybff says: Dec 14, 2011 4:35 PM

    Brady is married to a $1 billion dollar super model

    Tebow is married to God

    Unless Tom dumps the German girl and marries Oprah, I’m taking my chances with Tebow.

  34. discosucs2005 says: Dec 14, 2011 4:36 PM

    Just throwing this out there, if Brady doesn’t play in the Pro Bowl, and Ben is injured, or “injured,” or I guess potentially playing in the Super Bowl, Tim Tebow will be starting in the Pro Bowl. What’s the record for most passes attempted by a Pro Bowl running back?

  35. trbowman says: Dec 14, 2011 4:36 PM

    “LOL, that’ll make “Cheap Crisco” of CBS’s cholestorol count bubble over. That little round tub of white synthetic lard isn’t looking like much of a talent judge these days.”

    That dude has a huge napoleon complex

  36. johnnyb1976 says: Dec 14, 2011 4:36 PM

    QBs for the AFC in the pro bowl Tebow, Flacco, Dalton. Count on it only because Brady, the rapist, and Manning won’t play in it

  37. cliffordc05 says: Dec 14, 2011 4:36 PM

    I don’t think he is a pro bowl caliber quarterback but oddly enough I think he is possibly the number two MVP candidate. If the object is winning he has been stupid successful. I can’t stand the overt proselytizing every time he opens his pie hole.

  38. garyman1 says: Dec 14, 2011 4:37 PM

    Are these the same people who voted in our Congress and Senate ?

  39. ijr213 says: Dec 14, 2011 4:38 PM

    What does Andy Dalton have to do to make it? Kid’s been playing lights out all year.

  40. woodsa22 says: Dec 14, 2011 4:40 PM

    According to the Mayan Calendar, next years (2012) super bowl will be rescheduled and played on December 21st – Denver vs New England. Ed Hochuli will rule Tebow to have fumbled on his own 1 yard line (when it is clear to everyone that he didnt), giving Brady 1 yard of field to cover in the last 8 seconds of the game. Brady fires it to “Sure Hands” Gronkowski – TD, Pats win. That evening, while Hochuli is doing some post-game tricep dips, God ends the world.

  41. profootballgossip says: Dec 14, 2011 4:40 PM

    Man, why are you all so bitter?

    He clearly deserves it. Like it or not, the guy is one of the best quarterbacks in the league. He’s #1 in the AFC in TD-INT ratio, #1 in the AFC in winning percentage, #1 in the AFC in QB rushing yards, #6 in the AFC in overall QB Rating, #1 in the AFC in fourth quarter passing yards, #1 in the AFC in fourth quarter QB Rating, and he’s done it with an offense whose next best player is the 30-year-old Willis McGahee.

    He’s not doing it the typical way, but he’s getting it done. Time to give him the respect he’s earned. Plug Flacco, Fitzpatrick, or Dalton into this Broncos team and they’re closer to 5-8 than 8-5.

  42. kevinb73 says: Dec 14, 2011 4:42 PM

    Wow. I just realized I wasted a minute of my life reading this article. Ok…back to living my life now.

  43. numberoneinthehoodg says: Dec 14, 2011 4:42 PM

    Shouldn’t the MVP be on this list? That’s Manning sarcasm for those that don’t comprehend.

  44. dasmol says: Dec 14, 2011 4:42 PM

    How very American Idol.

  45. drexelvol says: Dec 14, 2011 4:43 PM

    It just shows you don’t have to be good to get in to the Pro Bowl.

  46. greendreams6 says: Dec 14, 2011 4:43 PM

    How stupid, Mark Sanchez has far superior numbers to Tebow…but noone would vote for him…this media blitz is clowding many judgements

  47. rando74 says: Dec 14, 2011 4:44 PM

    Leave the guy alone lol dayum. If Jesus can walk on water then surely Tebow can make it to Hawaii. Or Indianapolis.

  48. essentialsausage says: Dec 14, 2011 4:44 PM

    “That last line comes off as kind of snarky, don’t you think? You don’t have to like Tebow, but you don’t have to make fun of his religious convictions. You would have never ended a Packers article with something like that.”

    That’s because the Packers aren’t constantly talking about their religion. Often, they even have something interesting to say!

  49. teaspoon1731 says: Dec 14, 2011 4:45 PM

    is his kicker coming too?

  50. cbrady2k says: Dec 14, 2011 4:46 PM

    Tebow > TV Contract

  51. zappa69 says: Dec 14, 2011 4:52 PM

    This reminds me of Hillis getting the Madden cover.

  52. autumnwind999 says: Dec 14, 2011 4:55 PM

    jusford says:
    Dec 14, 2011 4:28 PM
    Slim picken’s in the AFC.


    Very true. That’s why you can’t get too crazy about this.

    Meanwhile, the NFC has Rodgers, Brees, Romo, Eli, Cam Newton, Stafford, Cutler and probably several others I’m forgetting who are worthy.

  53. rarson says: Dec 14, 2011 4:57 PM

    The Pro Bowl has been Tebowned.

  54. petethemeat12 says: Dec 14, 2011 5:00 PM

    Brady never plays in the Pro Bowl, Ben might not play due to injury or being in the Super Bowl. The AFC Pro Bowl QB’s might be:

    1. Tim Tebow
    2. Mark Sanchez
    3. Joe Flacco.


  55. Deb says: Dec 14, 2011 5:02 PM

    Thanks for reminding me to vote.

  56. profootballgossip says: Dec 14, 2011 5:02 PM

    “How stupid, Mark Sanchez has far superior numbers to Tebow…but noone would vote for him…this media blitz is clowding many judgements”

    Far superior numbers, except for passer rating, rushing yards, TD-INT ratio, winning percentage, and everything remotely related to the fourth quarter.

    But yeah. Totally. He averages .19 more yards per attempted pass, and if I know anything about football, it’s that one-fifth of a yard per attempt is the ultimate trump card.

  57. tfbuckfutter says: Dec 14, 2011 5:03 PM

    This is why Christians shouldn’t be allowed to vote.

    They cast their ballots on nothing other than people saying they go to church.

  58. olskool711 says: Dec 14, 2011 5:03 PM

    Where can I vote?

    I’m sorry monkey people. The great ape and his offspring no like Tebow.

  59. briscocountyjr says: Dec 14, 2011 5:04 PM


  60. touchdownmypants says: Dec 14, 2011 5:08 PM

    I wonder how many people disgusted by this actually voted? So go in and vote for someone more deserving if you can actually think of one that is actively playing. AFC is weak at QB, check the stats. Only Rivers, Moore, Brady, and Rothlisburger have a better ranking. Moore and Rivers are on losing teams. So swallow that throw up.

  61. ampats says: Dec 14, 2011 5:11 PM


    Mark Sanchez ? Go back to sleep greendream and continue to dream of sugar plum fairies and lombardi’s delivered by Rex in Florham Park,NJ.

  62. manuich1 says: Dec 14, 2011 5:11 PM

    Ha Haaaa, hate on haters.

    Brian Urlacher said “He’s a good running back”. Well then Brian your defense which you are captain got beat by a running back.

    Derrel Revis & Cromartie, next time a QB comes running at you make the tackle and dont shy away. The tape dont lie.


  63. jamaltimore says: Dec 14, 2011 5:22 PM

    Good Flacco’s arm will be tired from holding the lombardi in Indiana all week. The guy get’s no respect and he doesn’t care as long as the team wins!

  64. crindal3000 says: Dec 14, 2011 5:23 PM

    yeah monkey people the invisible dude in the sky has Tebows back better watch out

  65. suckittrebek76 says: Dec 14, 2011 5:29 PM

    God loves football.

  66. bhester1906 says: Dec 14, 2011 5:37 PM

    Why must it be so much sarcasm about someone being faithful to their belief? Tebow is a very religious person, get over it.

  67. packfan1996 says: Dec 14, 2011 5:38 PM

    I am sick of hearing how Tebow brought his team back to win those games. He is not the reason they are winning!! Their defense is a big reason and their field goal kicker deserves some credit as well. Once they play a good offense, they will be done. I hope that the Patriots run the score up this week and then all this stupid Tebow talk will go away!!

  68. ProDolphinsTalk says: Dec 14, 2011 5:44 PM

    @woodsa22 says: “According to the Mayan Calendar, next years (2012) super bowl will be rescheduled and played on December 21st – Denver vs New England…blah, blah, blah..”

    I assume God will have already abolished the NFC since two AFC teams will play for the title?

  69. rcali says: Dec 14, 2011 5:47 PM

    Since neither Brady or Ben will be gracing us with their attendance at the Pro Bowl, Tebow will be the starter.

  70. holeinone09 says: Dec 14, 2011 5:50 PM

    Tebow starts! You know Brady won’t play for some reason. And Ben will be playing in the Super Bowl so he won’t be playing in the Pro Bowl.

    Tebow starts by default! God bless!

  71. greenbaydynasty says: Dec 14, 2011 6:11 PM

    He’ll go to the ProBowl. I just can’t wait for NEXT season…

  72. Deb says: Dec 14, 2011 6:15 PM

    @tfbuckfutter …

    Hate to counter your stereotypes, but some Christians actually vote on whether a candidate is qualified, or whether a football player deserves the nod based on the quality of his performance.

  73. bucks12965 says: Dec 14, 2011 6:17 PM

    I’m agnostic & I voted for him.

    I think it’s funny how the people who have bashed Tebow contend that Tebow’s fans are blind to the facts, when in fact they are the ones who are blind. They say silly things like ‘the first 3 quarters the guy can’t play.’ Last time I checked, the 4th qtr & OT count. Or ‘his play has nothing to do w/the Broncos defense’s improved play’. I guess only throwing 2 ints all year doesn’t help one’s defense.

  74. propertyofthebroncos says: Dec 14, 2011 6:26 PM

    just another reason the pro bowl is a joke….

  75. dadsource says: Dec 14, 2011 6:48 PM

    Regardless of the Pro Bowl, you have to admit, Timmy is CUT! Since his high school days, he has always been ‘beefy’, but DANG! Brother has been HITTIN’ da gym!

    If I could flex like that, I’d show people which way the beach was!

  76. roxtar10 says: Dec 14, 2011 6:52 PM

    Wow – if nothing else, this article really highlighted for me how bad the AFC quarterbacks are!

  77. FinFan68 says: Dec 14, 2011 6:59 PM

    At some point, since he is getting a little better at passing, the media will remember the Broncos got rid of their best receiver as they named Tebow the starter. (traded before the Miami game) Would his numbers be better with less drops? That said, Decker is doing a good job with Tebow.

  78. gallopingghost says: Dec 14, 2011 7:10 PM

    I hate you guys

  79. vidiotz says: Dec 14, 2011 7:13 PM

    If Denver’s D hadn’t really stepped it up this year, and your kicker wasn’t one of the best in the league, this wouldn’t be a conversation.

    Even Tebow doesn’t think he’s that good.

    BTW – if God is showing his miracles through the outcome of football games, he’s only really making believers out of the gambling community.

  80. irishnativeson says: Dec 14, 2011 7:19 PM

    He’s fourth in the AFC for QB’s in fantasy points since week five, just sayin.

  81. 2difshoe says: Dec 14, 2011 7:44 PM

    How many teams that are not 8-5 would rather have Tebow as their QB ?

    Not really impressed with Tebow at QB, none the less, as a Bears fan, Tebow got in to the head of Lovie Smith last Sunday. We played cover 1 for 56 minutes of the game . With 4 minutes left, we went to cover 2….you know the rest !

  82. randomguy9999 says: Dec 14, 2011 7:46 PM

    He’s still putting up passing numbers that make him a backup in the NFL….

    To be a franchise QB, you have to throw the ball and be able to put up 300 yards and 3TDs a LOT…. and he’s not even close…. ever.

    He’ll have a shot at starting next year… but unless he suddenly learns how to be a QB…. he’ll either get crushed running the ball so much, or he’ll be holding a clipboard the next 4 years and then out…..

  83. panthers34 says: Dec 14, 2011 7:51 PM

    Tebow’s sandlot football style would make the Pro Bowl enertaining.

  84. keycitethis says: Dec 14, 2011 7:52 PM

    For a minute I couldn’t figure out why you mentioned Indianapolis…but I’m a Redskins fan so it’s not like where the Super Bowl is going to be played matters to me.

  85. realitypolice says: Dec 14, 2011 8:00 PM

    Who cares who goes to the Pro Bowl?

  86. cmcgly says: Dec 14, 2011 8:23 PM

    If he’s #3 for qb then he must be running away with #1 for rb

  87. jm1122 says: Dec 14, 2011 8:33 PM

    …ha ha…i can’t wait for the flood of excuses that will be posted once the broncos start losing games again…rest assured, everyone & everything will be blamed except tebow & his imaginary friend in the sky…

    …i also love how often tebow’s stats have to be posted with major caveats…”tebow is #1 if you ignore the 1st three quarters of every game, compare his rushing stats to only other quarterbacks, compare his passing stats to only other running backs, & don’t count any games that were loses…

  88. mjkelly77 says: Dec 14, 2011 8:44 PM

    “Honest” Christians everywhere must be cheating and stuffing the ballot box by voting numerous times. For shame, sinners.

  89. mjkelly77 says: Dec 14, 2011 8:45 PM

    It’s a miracle!

  90. briang123 says: Dec 14, 2011 8:46 PM

    I can’t recall anything, in 30+ years of watching football, more entertaining than reading and hearing the Tebow haters after watching this fine young man win game after game. I don’t care that his throws don’t have the beauty of Aaron Rodgers. He wins, and that is all that matters. My dog-killing felon QB is 1-7 in his last 8 home games, and 4-9 in his last 13. He runs like a gazelle and throws darts. I’ll take the Tebow-like wins any day and once on Sunday.

  91. lance19 says: Dec 14, 2011 8:50 PM

    Has there ever been a Pro BowlQB
    who couldn’t throw accurately enough
    to complete even half his passes?

  92. realitypolice says: Dec 14, 2011 9:12 PM

    In a related story, the top 15 vote getting WR’s have already dropped out, not wanting to spend three quarters of the game running pass routes for no reason.

  93. tuckyous says: Dec 14, 2011 10:08 PM

    This clown and Goodell are ruining football.

  94. lilrob10201 says: Dec 14, 2011 10:26 PM

    I can see that Tebow makes the Probowl.He is the most popular player in the NFL right now.But if he gets voted All-PRO 1st team or 2nd team then I would be mad.

  95. chief4ever says: Dec 14, 2011 10:44 PM

    Better Tebow than Palko or Boller!

  96. kisstherings says: Dec 14, 2011 10:52 PM

    If he beats the Pats…….talk to me…

  97. ham1 says: Dec 14, 2011 11:53 PM

    Come on cut the kid some slack.
    He would never vote himself in, at least not like some players who give no thanks to anybody and just need to take off thier helmet and show the world that its all about them and have no idea what a team is. Or, make a tackle and beat their chest like it is something unique to football, or get in the endzone and pull out a sharpie, or spend all week on an endzone dance rather than a game plan….give the kid a break.

  98. kevinofili9 says: Dec 15, 2011 12:14 AM


  99. pacificajim says: Dec 15, 2011 12:21 AM

    It’s not fair that Jesus was allowed to vote 420,000 times.

  100. ggbblue says: Dec 15, 2011 12:25 PM

    The Pro Bowl is the biggest joke. Players, fans, absolutely no one cares about it. At all.

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