Quarterback Tim Tebow is a big reason why the Broncos went 7-4 in their last 11 games to finish the season as AFC West champs.
However, his performance Sunday showed that the second-year quarterback still has a lot of growing up to do in the NFL.
“Well, obviously when you lose it’s just not good enough, and for me it wasn’t good enough,” Tebow said. “I just have to get better and learn from my great coaches and just come out next week and try to be a better quarterback, a better leader and be a better player.”
Tebow finished Sunday’s game with just six pass completions in 22 attempts for 60 yards and an interception. He also fumbled the ball on a third-down run in the red zone in the second quarter that ended the Broncos’ most promising drive.
“As a quarterback you’ve just got to find a way to put your team in the end zone,” Tebow said. “We had a nice drive going, and I fumbled — and that was very disappointing — just trying to fight for extra yards. And we had other opportunities we just couldn’t take advantage of. We’ve just got to find a way.”
But the Broncos still have plenty of confidence in their quarterback, and made sure to tell the second-year signal caller after the game.
“He’s not going to have a great game every week, so that’s our job to give him a pat on the back like, ‘Man don’t worry about it. That’s behind us. We’re in the playoffs. Start fresh come this week,’” Willis McGahee said.