Tim Tebow led the Denver Broncos to the fifth fourth-quarter comeback win in his eight starts — and his third overtime win in three tries — with two major assists from his placekicker, Matt Prater, and two more from miscues by Chicago Bears running back Marion Barber. But people attach the magic of this improbable run to Tebow himself — people including other top-tier professional athletes.
Like Steven Jackson, of the NFL’s St. Louis Rams:
Steven Jackson (@sj39) December 12, 2011
Proud of Tebow, that guy is a winner!!—
Matthew Barkley (@MattBarkley) December 12, 2011
Even NBA superstars got into the act, including Paul Pierce:
Is Tebow the Jordan of football wow—
Paul Pierce (@paulpierce34) December 12, 2011
ALL HAIL TEBOW!!!!!!!!—
Carmelo Anthony (@carmeloanthony) December 12, 2011
Perhaps hardest hit of all was Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade, an Illinois native who roots for the Chicago Bears:
The Bears just got #Tebowed...smh—
Dwyane Wade (@DwyaneWade) December 12, 2011
As Tebow continues to win, the number of people who believe in him will continue to grow, athlete and non-athlete alike.