Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Quarterback Tim Tebow Organizing Team Workouts

To say that Denver Broncos second year quarterback Tim Tebow is a busy man would be an immense understatement.

On Tuesday, the former Heisman Trophy winner was the keynote speaker at the John Lynch Foundation Salute the Stars event. Per it's website, the John Lynch Foundation is committed to developing quality young leaders by providing programs that assist and motivate, recognize achievement and excellence, and encourage dreams.

This weekend, Tebow will host a Celebrity Golf Classic which will be attended by former and current Broncos including safety John Lynch and defensive end Elvis Dumervil, among others. The public is welcome to attend the event, tickets and more information can be found at

Meanwhile, Tebow works out seven to eight hours a day, every day. Having received an offensive playbook last week when the lockout was temporarily on hold, Tim has been working hard and preparing to compete with incumbent starting quarterback Kyle Orton.

But wait, there's more! Tebow has been contacting several of the team's rookies, tight ends Julius Thomas and Virgil Green among them, to schedule some team workouts. He also reportedly has been working out with receivers Brandon Lloyd and Jabar Gaffney.

Under the lockout, teams cannot organize any team practices or workouts, players however can still work out and practice together, just not at their respective team facilities. Denver's players are trying to treat this offseason as they would any other, doing everything that they would usually do, league permitting. Thomas confirmed to us that they are working on setting up workouts.

Last season Tebow finished the season as the team's starting quarterback (going 1-2) after playing in seven games during the regular season. He finished the year with 654 passing yards (50% completion percentage), 5 passing touchdowns (against 3 interceptions) and 227 rushing yards with another 6 rushing touchdowns.

His numbers were quite respectable, especially when compared to legendary former Broncos quarterback John Elway's first three starts:

(Elway's statistics seen on top, with Tebow's below them.)

It appears that the workouts will be limited to the skill players however, at least for the time being, as Broncos starting left guard Zane Beadles told us he hadn't heard about any team workouts. Nevertheless, Beadles has been working out with some of the fellow offensive lineman this offseason.

Broncos second year wide receiver Eric Decker has worked out with Arizona Cardinals star receiver Larry Fitzgerald, and Denver's first round draft pick Von Miller is planning to work out with Tebow before he returns to Texas. Miller told Andrew Mason of that while he is in Texas he would like to workout with fellow rookies Nate Irving, Jeremy Beal and Quinton Carter.

Needless to say, Tebow has gained the support of the fans in Denver and is respected by his teammates and coaches. It's not surprising to see Tebow organizing team workouts, it just goes to show the kind of leader that he is.

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