Of course Tim Tebow led the Denver Broncos to a comeback victory over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Of course he did.
Tim Tebow rose from the awful depth of his first 54 minutes of play and took the Broncos to an 18-15, overtime victory over the Dolphins in Miami on Sunday. He threw two touchdowns in the last 2:44, and tied the game on a two-point conversion run with 17 seconds remaining.
Of course he did.
Then Matt Prater kicked a 52-yard field goal for the win in overtime.
That means an embarrassing loss to the Dolphins was turned into an opportunity for Tebow to thank God in his postgame interview with CBS. That means the embarrassing loss that could have been now turns into the first win by the Broncos' savior at quarterback.
The story here will be another excuse-filled week to cover the Broncos. The story will be that the fans, with their billboards are right, that Tebow should have been the team's starting quarterback much sooner. The story will be that Tim Tebow is nothing short of a miracle worker.
Step back. The reality is that Tebow played a remarkable six minutes against the worst team in the NFL.
The Dolphins are a team that, hey, may or may not have gotten a little disheartened when they saw their fans exit the stadium because they were winning by 15 points, not losing. The Dolphins are a team that wants Andrew Luck.
Tebow finished the day 13-of-27 passing for 161 yards and two touchdowns, and he added 65 rushing yards to that total.
But his day before those glorious six minutes were remarkable only in how shaky he looked. His first pass might have been intercepted by an NFL team. At one point, he fired incompletions on 11 of 12 passes. He overthrew wide receiver Eric Decker on a potential touchdown pass in the third quarter. He took seven sacks. There were times he just looked lost on the field.
But, hey, the story of the day is Tim Tebow's crazy homecoming in Florida - even though Florida is a large state and Tebow played high school football in Ponte Vedra Beach and college in Gainesville, both of which are more than five hours from Miami.
And that Andrew Luck? With this win, he's probably no longer an option for the Broncos.