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Tebow finishes 3rd among AFC quarterbacks, 5th among all quarterbacks

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MDS has posted some of the results that the NFL announced from the fan-based Pro Bowl voting.  Here’s a tidbit not included in the league-issued release.

Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow finished third among all AFC quarterbacks, and fifth among all quarterbacks.

He finished with nearly 633,000 votes, which means that he picked up more than 212,000 votes in the final days of balloting.  He still finished far behind Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (1.45 million) and Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (935,000).

But Tebow drew more votes than all other quarterbacks not named Brady, Roethlisberger, Rodgers, or Brees.  Along with Panthers rookie Cam Newton, who finished third in the NFC with more than 625,000 votes, Tebow has a good chance of making it onto the final roster.

Perhaps hurting Tebow will be the results of voting by coaches and players, who may be more inclined to pick Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, or even Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton.  Helping Tebow will be the fact that the quarterback from the AFC champion won’t be available, and multiple others may be injured (or, as the case may be, “injured”).  Even if Tebow is fourth or fifth — or even sixth — in the final pecking order, he still could make it to Honolulu.

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59 Responses to “Tebow finishes 3rd among AFC quarterbacks, 5th among all quarterbacks”
  1. shackdelrio says: Dec 21, 2011 4:07 PM

    “Helping Tebow will be the fact that the quarterback from the AFC champion won’t be available…”

    Helping? Don’t you mean hurting???

    -Gary Danielson, Thom Brennaman, Skip Bayless and Tebowners everywhere

  2. sbxxix says: Dec 21, 2011 4:08 PM

    Would that make him the worst QB (statistically and overall) to make the Pro Bowl? Cmon the Pro Bowl is already a joke lets not make it a circus by letting this clown in. His numbers are awful as a passer so if he’s gonna make it it should be at RB.

  3. shorttracknews says: Dec 21, 2011 4:08 PM

    C’mon, the NFL will think he can help ratings for a game nobody watches. He will make the roster no matter what….you know it, I know it, vegetable lasagna knows it.

  4. freewayjim says: Dec 21, 2011 4:08 PM

    Oh why not have Tebow in the Pro Bowl, at he’d be more than happy to participate in it.

  5. jmizzal says: Dec 21, 2011 4:09 PM

    Good for Tebow, Vick made the probowl plenty of times with worst passing numbers but great running numbers like Tebow

  6. johnnycash19 says: Dec 21, 2011 4:11 PM

    Don’t worry, Tebow will get in. Usually one of the top three go on to the Super Bowl so they’ll skip the game anyway (Great Marketing NFL, let’s play the all star game without the best players on the two best teams) then you usually get a good amount of guys that just don’t want to go.

    Now does Tebow deserve it? I’ll just say I would put Matt Moore in the Pro Bowl before Tebow.

  7. duanethomas says: Dec 21, 2011 4:14 PM

    He won’t get in, the coaches and players will not have him in the 3.

  8. vegaskid21 says: Dec 21, 2011 4:20 PM

    Who wouldn’t want to see Tebow in Hawaii?

  9. citizenstrange says: Dec 21, 2011 4:24 PM

    Tebow finished third in fan-based Pro Bowl voting?

    Who was ahead of him? Kim Kardashian and Snookie?

    The fans sure knew what they were doing when they voted for Peyton Hillis on the Madden cover though.

  10. johnnyjagfan says: Dec 21, 2011 4:24 PM

    They win the West, he goes to the pro bowl. Fact.

  11. poprox13 says: Dec 21, 2011 4:25 PM

    This is just getting ridiculous. Worst QB in the league, pretty good RB though.

  12. dbellina says: Dec 21, 2011 4:25 PM

    As much as I like Tebow, Cam deserves to be in the Pro Bowl more than Tim does.

  13. poprox13 says: Dec 21, 2011 4:26 PM

    I’d like to change that to starting QB, cause you know Boller is still in the league.

  14. dhrodgers52 says: Dec 21, 2011 4:30 PM

    Tim Tebow is not a good QB by any means. He is an athlete who knows how to win. He completes under 50% of his passes. Mark Sanchez is second in the AFC, only to Tom Brady, in total touchdowns. Everyone needs to hop off Tebow’s nuts because when he starts sucking, everyone will start hating him.

  15. jm1122 says: Dec 21, 2011 4:30 PM

    …the guy is one tough football player but his constant shout outs to his imaginary friend in the sky make him strange, annoying, and unbearable…

  16. DubZ480 says: Dec 21, 2011 4:38 PM

    Does anyone really care at this point?

  17. whyalwaysthehate says: Dec 21, 2011 4:42 PM

    Does Gabbert still have a chance?

  18. dasmol says: Dec 21, 2011 4:44 PM

    MC Hammer had a following at one time too

  19. bullcharger says: Dec 21, 2011 4:45 PM

    The Probowl is no longer meaningful. The best players after a season of bumps and bruises claim injury and won’t go to the pro bowl. Alernate selections are so frequent and they get the probowl designation, which they don’t deserve. Guys like Brandon Merriweather get voted in, and then dissappear the following year. He never deserved it at all.

    The whole thing is awful.

    I only look at the AP All Pro selections. First and Second team All Pro are the best players in the league and that can be compared year over year.

    They have to fix the Probowl.

  20. trbowman says: Dec 21, 2011 4:52 PM

    “As much as I like Tebow, Cam deserves to be in the Pro Bowl more than Tim does.”

    You do realize they play in different conferences?

    I’d of voted for Andy Dalton. If I cared enough about the Pro Bowl to cast a ballot.

  21. jh012 says: Dec 21, 2011 4:54 PM

    3895 YDS, 29 TD, 9 INT…wheres some love for Tony Romo??

  22. earthtopft says: Dec 21, 2011 4:54 PM

    Iconic Man still second string to Timothy T. Behind him in votes, behind him in passer rating, and behind him in rushing yards. Even though Tebow gave him a five game head start.

    How does his ass taste, Newt?

  23. nejerseygirl says: Dec 21, 2011 4:58 PM

    shorttracknews says:
    Dec 21, 2011 4:08 PM
    C’mon, the NFL will think he can help ratings for a game nobody watches. He will make the roster no matter what….you know it, I know it, vegetable lasagna knows it.
    _________

    *dead*

    Anyone who uses a Seinfeld reference (especially while talking about one of my favorite things ever – football), is ok in my book!

  24. grninerfan says: Dec 21, 2011 4:59 PM

    Cam Newton is the better choise but poprox13 there are many worse QB’s in the leage have you seen Caleb Hainey (sp) or Josh Freeman play this year?

  25. tjacks7 says: Dec 21, 2011 5:06 PM

    I love football but I could put together a more exciting game tonight by calling 3 friends and finding an all-time QB.

  26. someidiotfromouthereintheprojects says: Dec 21, 2011 5:08 PM

    cam is absolutely having a probowl year. the dumb blind hate for him is unbelievable. but some of you guys are right. he doesn’t get many tackles for a loss, he hasn’t registered a sack all season, he has yet to take a punt return to the house, and he hasn’t caught enough passes. good grief!

    @earthtopft. how does tebow’s a$$ taste, buddy? you seem like an expert.

  27. briscocountyjr says: Dec 21, 2011 5:11 PM

    @ dhrodgers52 -
    Dec 21, 2011 4:30 PM
    “Tim Tebow is not a good QB by any means. He is an athlete who knows how to win. He completes under 50% of his passes. Mark Sanchez is second in the AFC, only to Tom Brady, in total touchdowns.”

    Dude- Your credibility just took a deuce when you pimp Sanchez…

    Your statement- “Tim Tebow is not a good QB by any means.” Wow, I just don’t think you watch the games. Hop off the mainstream media knook and learn football.

  28. skinsrock says: Dec 21, 2011 5:15 PM

    I’ll take Flacco for a $1000 Mike. Come On’ …. If Ravens finish strong & get the #1/#2 seed… I think Flacco gets a nod… The existence of Torrey Smith has just opened that offense up.

  29. bunjy96 says: Dec 21, 2011 5:15 PM

    duanethomas says: Dec 21, 2011 4:14 PM

    He won’t get in, the coaches and players will not have him in the 3.

    **

    Just proves fans don’t vote for the true best players, but rather favorites.

    Pro bowl is a joke and has been for years.

    The fans voting % needs to be reduced drastically!

  30. IMG says: Dec 21, 2011 5:19 PM

    @Probowl voters. Must be a robotic voter gone wild.

  31. downsouth49er says: Dec 21, 2011 5:21 PM

    I have no problem with Tebow, it’s his fans that are the annoying pricks.

  32. capslockkey says: Dec 21, 2011 5:31 PM

    I’m not surprised. Have you seen the crop of quarterbacks in the AFC this year after Brady and Rothleisburger? Name me one QB that looked like a pro-bowler this season other than those two. Rivers has been horrible. Flacco stinks. Dalton had a nice year for a rookie, but hardly pro-bowl worthy. Fitzpatrick? Palmer? Sanchez? Hasselbeck? LOL.

    AFC is down and this is the primary reason. Guys like Cutler, Stafford, Newton, Ryan, Eli, Romo, Vick, even Alex Smith are better than anyone in the AFC other than Tom, Ben and Rivers(in a year he isn’t sucking).

  33. Stiller43 says: Dec 21, 2011 5:34 PM

    Joe flacco?! Lol

  34. east96st says: Dec 21, 2011 5:35 PM

    Put the kid in and let him start. Maybe that will get the Pro Bowl more than the usual 2000 viewers.

  35. jimr10 says: Dec 21, 2011 6:10 PM

    What ever became of Brady Quinn?

  36. tatum064 says: Dec 21, 2011 6:11 PM

    earthtopft says:
    Dec 21, 2011 4:54 PM
    Iconic Man still second string to Timothy T. Behind him in votes, behind him in passer rating, and behind him in rushing yards. Even though Tebow gave him a five game head start.

    How does his ass taste, Newt?
    ============================

    Delicious.

    Most passing yardage EVER by a rookie…and he’d have more even with a five game head start, Cam’s a better passer, a faster athlete and will ultimately be a more complete better QB. Only reason he isn’t mentioned more is because the Panthers aren’t winning and the writers are too busy gagging on the crow they’ve been forced to eat, and are pushing Tebow late.

    Did i stutter?

  37. accordngs says: Dec 21, 2011 6:12 PM

    Everyone here is forgetting….

    TA-BOW won’t be in the Pro-Bowl because he will be busy playing in the Superbowl :)

  38. phinfan says: Dec 21, 2011 6:33 PM

    Wow he’s taking his whole 80 yards to the probowl. WOW

  39. thingamajig says: Dec 21, 2011 6:35 PM

    “coaches and players, who may be more inclined to pick Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, or even Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton.”

    Joe Flacco? It’s the Pro Bowl not the average or below Bowl.

  40. thaprofessor33 says: Dec 21, 2011 6:41 PM

    Pro bowl is a joke. It should be voted on by coaches and players. Cam should be way ahead in voting. I mean he only owns the all time rushing TD record as a QB and he is going to break Manning’s rookie passing record. Oh but yea….tebow deserves it because he is ahead in voting….haha. Does anyone even watch the joke bowl?

  41. beastup22 says: Dec 21, 2011 6:53 PM

    This is not news it’s obvious Tebow will play in the probowl

  42. ProFootballTalkSucks says: Dec 21, 2011 6:58 PM

    “A vote for anyone but me is all it takes for Satan to win. Right, Karlos Dansby?”

    - Tim Tebow

  43. granadafan says: Dec 21, 2011 7:13 PM

    There are Church and other fundamentalist groups who are actually organizing campaigns to vote for Tebow. They see nothing wrong with Tebow throwing religion in peoples’ faces and see him “victimized” by atheists (never mind other Christians who dislike proselytizing). They don’t care one iota about football or know anything, just that one of their own extremist religious fundamentalists plays “foooooosball”. Tebow had Pat Roberston, the televangelist sticking up for him fer chrissakes.

  44. whatswiththehate says: Dec 21, 2011 7:16 PM

    tatum064 says:Dec 21, 2011 6:11 PM

    earthtopft says:
    Dec 21, 2011 4:54 PM
    Iconic Man still second string to Timothy T. Behind him in votes, behind him in passer rating, and behind him in rushing yards. Even though Tebow gave him a five game head start.

    How does his ass taste, Newt?
    —————
    Wow…some of you UF fans are still hanging on Cam’s you know what despite him leaving and carving out a colllege football and NFL career for himself. When will the jealousy stop?

    Since when did Time Tebow become the “Justin Beiber” of the NFL with all this fandom around him. How ironic a guy who professes to be such a Christian is being so idolized and worshipped. Something all levels of wrong with that picture.

    And please, if anyone seriously see himself as “iconic” is your Tim “I win because I’m blessed and everyone else win because they are lucky” Tebow. Funny how he gets away with being so arrogant while folk like you sit there sniffing every word that comes out of Cam’s mouth for any signs of “arrogance.” God forbid if Cam shows a bit of confidence. Still not welcomed, even in this day and time.

  45. TheWizard says: Dec 21, 2011 7:26 PM

    The guy has already accomplished the things you jackasses said he never would.

    Just stop.

    Your embarrassing yourselves.

    “Yeah, but……….”

  46. cuda1234 says: Dec 21, 2011 7:45 PM

    OF course, Tebow’s going to the pro bowl. That way he can write another book and ESPN can crank out another documentary.

    Because, you know, there’s not enough Tebow “news” these days.

  47. nflpuppetmaster says: Dec 21, 2011 8:16 PM

    As an NFL fan this is flat out embarrasing. I have nothing against Tebow, but he’s not remotely close to being pro bowl caliber. Yes he may be a clutch performer, but if the Denver D wasn’t solid he’d be lucky to have 2 wins. The guy he replaced, Kyle Orton, was 8-3 as a starter as a rookie and no one was trying to get him into pro bowl.

  48. azpackerbacker says: Dec 21, 2011 8:44 PM

    Somewhere, Verne Lundquist is chortling right now.

  49. jbaxt says: Dec 21, 2011 8:48 PM

    If you really want to expose Tebow put him in the Pro-Bowl, where they actually have an offense for NFL QB’s.

    Watch pro-bowl WR’s, and TE’s not get decent passes. The only good thing about it is Tebow will only be in there for a quarter and a half.

  50. briang123 says: Dec 21, 2011 9:56 PM

    jh012 says: Dec 21, 2011 4:54 PM

    3895 YDS, 29 TD, 9 INT…wheres some love for Tony Romo??

    I have plenty of love for Tony Romo. I loved it when he threw that game-killing INT to Darelle Revis, I loved his interceptions against the Lions, I loved his pitiful performance against the Eagles on Sunday Night Football, I loved it when he was too stupid to call a timeout in Arizona, and loved him when he missed the wide open Miles Austin that would have sealed the Giants game. I also loved it when he called the timeout the Cowboys didn’t have in Washington, which would have taken them out of game-winning FG range with the penalty, but Shanahan saved him by calling a timeout a split second earlier. Lots of love for Romo.

  51. tyso4 says: Dec 21, 2011 10:06 PM

    So Tebow and Newton received more votes then Stafford?…

  52. curtj5 says: Dec 21, 2011 10:56 PM

    We saw what happens when the Denver Broncos don’t hold a team to under 14 points. They got rolled by the Pats, Tebow had no chance.

    All we ever hear about is Tim Tebow in the media but what about Champ Bailey? Their defense is winning them games. Tebow is a bad quarterback.

    Flacco is nothing very special but he deserves the nod over Tebow. As does Cam Newton.

  53. noturavragepunk says: Dec 21, 2011 11:00 PM

    That was a good one capslockkey. Vick is a terrible qb, he just had one good year. Cutler is a second string qb. And Alex Smith is a game manager. His not a legitimate starting qb. Matt Ryan’s numbers are way down despite having two very talented recievers. Cam has a lot of yards and is able to run as good as any qb in the nfl but he has a lot of ints. And his numbers are inflated because he, has been playing from behind a lot so he has thrown more turn he actual should. Lets wait another year or two and see where he stands. Normally I could put down Eli for all his ints, but ge has been better this season.

    Yes Rivers numbers are down, Flacco is struggling with a completely rebuilt offense and Sanchez having a career season, but he is still only good, not pro bowl worthy. And, for Hasselback and Dalton. They are at different points in their career but both is having a good season. But I would still take these guys over Cutler, Smith, and Vick.

    And lets not forget, if Manning gets better and Rivers goes back to being himself the AFC will have 4 of the top 6 qbs in the league.

  54. 1fast84 says: Dec 21, 2011 11:17 PM

    I like Tebow he’s a great competitor and a good guy. Does anyone remember the qb challenge they used to have while they where in hawaii? I would love to see Tebow compete with the other probowl qb’s in one of those qb challenge’s.

  55. jerm867 says: Dec 22, 2011 12:22 AM

    That’s a Book It t-shirt?! Ohhhh snap. Taking me back to elementary school on that one!!

  56. jpersy4bc32 says: Dec 22, 2011 1:04 PM

    I am amazed at the hate for this young man. I enjoy watching him and the team play. Evidently so do a lot of others since they get great tv ratings. I don’t see him pushing Jesus on anyone, Tim just thanks Him when he has the opportunity. I will continue to watch and enjoy the Broncos play and look forward to Mr. Tebow leading them. I am glad Mr. Elway is giving this young man a chance to play. Go Broncos!!!

  57. irishnativeson says: Dec 22, 2011 3:11 PM

    Since I abstained from voting in this popularity contest I feel like I can ask this question. Do they vote by conference?

  58. golonger says: Dec 22, 2011 4:23 PM

    Teblows…..nuff said!

  59. golonger says: Dec 22, 2011 4:25 PM

    right….if he was in the QB Challenge, he would be totally exposed….sorry!

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