Tim Tebow on this week’s Sports Illustrated coverPosted: December 14, 2011
Tim Tebow appears on the cover of the Dec. 19 issue of Sports Illustrated, on newsstands now. Tebow has now been on eight covers—six as a collegian, two while in the NFL—and the Broncos have 21 covers to their name.
In leading Denver to an 8–5 record and first place in the AFC West, Tebow has orchestrated a series of dramatic comebacks in the fourth quarter—all of which have seemed to follow three-plus quarters of stagnant offense. Consider his completion percentage, yards and touchdowns broken down by quarter:
- First quarter: 48.3% completion, 171 yards, 1 TD
- Second quarter: 33.3% completion, 107 yards, 1 TD
- Third quarter: 37.5% completion, 242 yards, 3 TDs
- Fourth quarter: 61.3% completion, 732 yards, 6 TDs
Tebow says jokingly of his slow starts: “I guess I just gotta get to the stadium and start practicing a little bit earlier.”