Tim Tebow agrees to five-year deal with the Denver Broncos

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The Florida Gators are one of the most storied college football programs in the nation as they always seem to be a force to be reckoned with in the SEC and have the ability to contend for a BCS title every single season.

Last season the Gators came up just short as they lost to Nick Saban’s Alabama Crimson Tide and as a result were unable to reach the BCS championship. Not only were the Gators disappointed that they were able to reach the BCS championship, but they also had to say goodbye to arguably the best college football player of all-time in two-time BCS champion and Heisman trophy winning quarterback Tim Tebow.

Over the last few years, Tim Tebow has been the face of the Florida Gators football program and college football for that matter. It is no secret that the Gators will miss their former Heisman trophy winner behind center, but it was time to move on and Tebow was set to make the jump to the NFL.

Even though Tebow’s skills on the gridiron are undeniable as he is a multiple offensive threat on the football field with the ability to hurt opposing defenses with his feet and through the air, the former Gators quarterback wasn’t getting much attention throughout the league as many people questioned his ability to transcend his game in the NFL.

Not only were most NFL franchises concerned about whether Tebow could play with the same efficiency as he did with the Florida Gators, but the main reason for NFL teams staying away from the college superstar was his awkward throwing motion and the possibility that he just couldn’t get the job done on the professional level.

Well, despite the majority of the teams in the NFL being very critical of Tim Tebow and his ability to play at the next level, the Denver Broncos and head coach Josh McDaniels were willing to take a chance on the youngster by drafting him with the 25th pick in the first round of the NFL Draft.

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This was a surprise to say the least as the Denver Broncos were in no need of a quarterback after trading for Brady Quinn from the Cleveland Browns in the offseason and already having Kyle Orton as their starter behind center.

The one position the Denver Broncos were thought to be targeting was at wide receiver after trading Pro Bowl wideout Brandon Marshall to the Miami Dolphins earlier in the offseason. The consensus was that they had their sights set on Oklahoma State’s Dez Bryant, but after the Dallas Cowboys selected Bryant with the 24th overall pick, the Broncos went with Tebow at 25th overall.

Even though there was a some speculation that Tim Tebow might holdout for more money before training camp, the former Florida Gators superstar agreed to terms with the Denver Broncos for a five-year deal worth $11.5 million dollars in which $8.7 million is guaranteed money.

Along with being guaranteed to make at least $8.7 million during his time with the Denver Broncos, Tebow could make up to as much as $33 million dollars.

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