Two Denver Broncos are up for national awards this week for their performances against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.
Quarterback Tim Tebow’s rally, which led the Broncos to a historic comeback, is one of three candidates for the GMC Never Say Never Moment of the Week. Down 15-0 with under three minutes left, Tebow threw two touchdown passes en route to the Broncos’ 18-15 overtime win. With Tebow’s performance, the Broncos became the first team in NFL history since the 1970 merger to come back from 15 points or more with under three minutes left in the fourth quarter and win.
Fans can vote for Tebow at NFL.com/gmc from now until Friday at 10 a.m. MDT.
Plaxico Burress’ three touchdown receptions and the Ben Roethlisberger to Mike Wallace 95-yard touchdown connection are the other two nominated performances. The winner will be announced during NFL Network’s “Around the League” show Friday and will also be recognized on NFL.com.
But Tebow isn’t the only Broncos player up for national accolades this week.
Rookie linebacker Von Miller has been nominated for the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week. Miller had five tackles in Sunday’s victory, including one sack. Miller now has a sack in five consecutive games and his six sacks lead all NFL rookies.
Fans can vote for Miller at NFL.com/rookies from now until Friday at 10 a.m. MDT as well.
Running backs Mark Ingram and De Marco Murray as well as quarterbacks Cam Newton and Christian Ponder are the other rookies nominated for the weekly award. The winner will be announced Friday on NFL Network’s NFL Total Access and NFL.com.