The Broncos fired Josh McDaniels one year and one day ago.
It’s incredible how much the organization has changed since then, with McDaniels’ prized pupil and draft pick Tim Tebow leading the way.
Tebow’s ascension to the starting job has earned him quite a bit of money. Mike Klis of the Denver Post notes that Tebow triggered a one-time bonus in his rookie contract by reaching a playing time threshold this year. The Broncos will pay Tebow $472,500 for playing at least 45% of the team’s snaps this year.
It’s not a huge surprise that Tebow reached that incentive. The fact that Tebow now looks likely to take even more snaps behind center in 2012 for the Broncos has taken a lot of us by surprise. Including some of his bosses.