Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 12/21/11

While Tim Tebow has been quickly become the greatest thing the media has experienced in recent history, he does not receive the same respect from many players across the NFL.  Players and analysts tend to think the way Tebow is performing is a fluke.  As Joe Theismann put it, we should all enjoy the circus while it’s in town because it can’t possibly last.  Brian Urlacher said Tebow is a “good running back” even after the Broncos beat the Bears.  However, fellow quarterback Drew Brees came to the defense of Tebow during a recent interview with Jim Rome.

“I think Tim Tebow stands for a lot of great things,” Brees said according to Kingofhowto.com. “I think he stands for leadership and inspiration and, you know, tireless work ethic and faith and belief. And those are all things that, as a young athlete, you would like to instill.

“You look at the way he’s helped his team win; I mean it’s definitely been a team effort, but certainly he’s come through in the clutch many times this year. That’s exciting to watch.”

As far as commending Tebow for his faith and belief, Brees seems to be a part of the minority.  There are some players who believe Tebow’s success has been the work of god and think Timmy is blessed, but for the most part we see people like Jake Plummer who want Tebow to keep it to himself and tone down the religious talk.  Everyone in 2011 has an opinion on Tim Tebow.  File Drew Brees’ under the “positive” category.

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