New York Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow won the Good Guy Award from the Pro Football Writers of America.
Tebow, who quarterbacked for the Denver Broncos last season, was traded to the Jets in March after the Broncos went with Peyton Manning.
Still, Tebow is without a doubt the most famous backup QB in the history of the NFL. He jumped from the bench to celebrity status after the Broncos had a 1-4 start. He led Denver to the playoffs following five thrilling fourth-quarter comebacks in his 11-game career as the Broncos starter.
“I think Tim handled himself well all season long with the kind of attention few players are asked to contend with at any point in their careers,” said Jeff Legwold, who covered Tebow for the Denver Post. “Tim not only dealt with the traditional media obligations both locally and nationally, but he was also the focus of many non-traditional media outlets, both from in Denver and across the country.”
The Good Guy Award is given “to a player for his qualities and professional style in helping the pro football writers do their job.”
This is the fifth consecutive year that a quarterback has won the award.