Tim Tebow has a clause in his contract with the Broncos which just a few months ago would have seemed impossible for him to reach, but which now is making him some serious cash.
The clause, as reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, says that he gets a $250,000 bonus for each playoff win he leads the Broncos to, provided he took 70 percent of the team’s snaps during the regular season.
Considering that Tebow started the season as a backup on a team that lost four of its first five games, it looked pretty unlikely that Tebow would take 70 percent of the team’s offensive snaps or that the Broncos would win any playoff games. Both? That sounded crazy.
But by the end of the year, Tebow had played in 73 percent of the offensive snaps, and on Sunday the Broncos won their first playoff game. So Tebow gets $250,000.
And if the Tebow-led Broncos win three more games, culminating with the Super Bowl, that bonus will be an even $1 million.