Tim Tebow has had a fine imposed on him by his teammates after a billboard appeared in Denver earlier this year lobbying Tebow to be the Denver Broncos starting quarterback.
His Denver Broncos teammates who spotted the sign were surprised when Tebow seemed apprehensive to talk about the new billboard and refused to publicly admonish the sign, which was in fact put up by Muslim American brothers, who are Broncos fans.
The huge billboard stated: “Broncos Fans to John Fox: PLAY TEBOW!!”
His teammates decided to fine Tebow, who has been praised over recent weeks for his match winning performances, for every day that the billboard remained up in Denver on 58th Avenue, just a block east of Interstate 25.
The NFL network has reported on the outstanding fine:
“Like many places around the NFL, the Broncos’ QBs have an informal system in place that allows them to fine each other for different infractions, whether funny or serious. Late for a meeting? That’s a fine. Say something dumb? That’s a fine, too. Each fine is tallied on a board - and everyone pays up at the season’s end.
“Four days after a billboard in Denver on 58th Avenue one block east of Interstate 25 publicly called for coach John Fox to bench Orton in favor of No. 15, the quarterbacks decided to begin fining Tebow every day that it remained up.”
Tebow arrived at the Broncos one year ago after one of the most formidable careers in college football history. However, Tebow sat out most of last season causing anger among fans who wanted to see him play.
This season Tebow’s frustrations were released following a terrible run for the Broncos in which they won just once and lost four times. That run led to a growing voice among Broncos fans calling for Coach John Foxx to bench then starting quarterback Orton in favor of Tebow.
On Oct. 5, a billboard went up at an intersection in Denver stating: “Broncos Fans to John Fox: PLAY TEBOW!!”
The sign was in fact put up by three Muslim-American brothers who are Broncos fans, who have publicly stated they have no problem with Tebow’s Christian faith.
“It gives him encouragement, so it’s good,” one told the Washington Times.
Another explained, “That’s where he gets his strength, so he should keep it up because it’s good for Denver.”