Going All-in On Tebowmania

Yeah, I’m that guy. You know the guy in your fantasy league that dropped everything to get Tim Tebow this week? That’s me. And I did that in both of my leagues.

Tebow was named the Denver Broncos starting quarterback earlier this week. And he’ll be behind center when the Broncos come out of their bye week and face the Miami Dolphins on Oct. 23.

Tim Tebow
Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow. Associated Press photo

I’m not a huge Tebow fan, certainly not one of those nuts that paid to have billboards placed in the Denver area stating why he should have already been the team’s starting quarterback.

And I’m not sure if he deserves the job now. By the way, isn’t it strange how the Broncos did everything they could to bury Tebow on the depth chart during the preseason, only to make him the first QB off the bench to replace a struggling Kyle Orton in Week 5? I’m sure fans can be comforted in knowing they have that much pull over in an organization. But they probably shouldn’t be comforted by that notion.

So I have my doubts on Tebow as an NFL quarterback. No idea what to expect.

But from a fantasy football point of view, I couldn’t pass it up. Tebow was a machine in fantasy leagues at the tail end of last season. I heard on NFL Network earlier this week that he was the highest scoring fantasy player – at any position – during the final three weeks of the 2010 season.

That point is supported by the fact that he’s rushed for a touchdown in seven of the last eight games he has played in, even though many of those games he appeared in spot duty only. The guy is his own goal-line running back.

I don’t know how the Tebow Experiment Part 2 will work. But it’s added a little intrigue to the NFL season.