San Francisco, CA (PressExposure) December 06, 2011 -- Fans have launched the first online campaign for Tim Tebow to win the MVP award at TebowForMvp.com on Tuesday. The website debuted on Tuesday morning.
The sites gives fans a chance to place a vote and make a comment as to why Tim Tebow should be considered for the NFL MVP award.
With Denver's win Sunday over the Minnesota Vikings, the Broncos have climbed to a 6-1 record with Tebow at starting quarterback, with five of those wins coming in the fourth quarter or overtime. For the Broncos, "crunch time" has been renamed at Tebow Time.
In just one game this season, Tebow rushed 22 times for 67 yards. That marked the most rushing attempts by a quarterback in a single game in NFL history. Second on the list is Billy Kilmer (20 carries with the 49ers in 1961). Among modern-era quarterbacks, the closest anyone comes to 22 carries is Michael Vick's 14 carries in 2004.
Despite many questions about his arm mechanics, Tebow has managed to put points on the board for his team, and more importantly, inspire both his offense and defense to perform at a high level. In the last seven games under Tebow, the defense has limited its opponents to an average of 16.7 points per game, ranking among the best in the league in both rushing and passing. With Tebow as the team's No. 2 running option on offense, the Broncos are first in the NFL in rushing yards with an average of 159.7 yards per game.
Tebow ranks among the NFL's elite quarterbacks in efficiency. Tebow gains an average of 2.6 yards each time he touches the ball, and only four quarterbacks average more yards than he, including (in order) Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, Saints QB Drew Brees, Patriots QB Tom Brady, and Texans injured QB Matt Schaub.
Tebows's scoring numbers are never going to be up there with the Breeses and Rodgers of the world, but if you can get the MVP voters to respect the impact Tebow has had on the overal mentality of the Bronco organization and how that has translated to wins, the Broncos might just have the MVP winner.