To say that Denver Broncos second year quarterback Tim Tebow is a busy man would be an immense understatement.
On Tuesday, the former Heisman Trophy winner was the keynote speaker at the John Lynch Foundation Salute the Stars event.
Per the it's website, the John Lynch Foundation is committed to developing quality young leaders by providing programs that assist and motivate, recognizing achievement and excellence, and encouraging dreams.
This weekend, Tebow will host a Celebrity Gold Classic which will be attended by former and current Broncos including safety John Lynch and defensive end Elvis Dumervil among others. The public is welcome to attend the event, tickets and more can be found at www.TimTebowFoundation.org.
Meanwhile, Tebow works out over eight hours a day, every day. Having received an offensive playbook last week when the lockout was temporarily on hold, Tim has been working hard and preparing to compete with incumbent starting quarterback Kyle Orton.
But wait, there's more! Tebow has been contacting several of the team's rookies, tight ends Julius Thomas and Virgil Green among them, to schedule some team workouts. He also reportedly has been working out with receivers Brandon Lloyd and Jabar Gaffney.
Under the lockout, teams cannot organize any team practices or workouts, players however can still work out and practice together, just not at their respective team facilities. Denver's players are trying to treat this offseason as they would any other, doing everything that they would usually do, league permitting. Thomas confirmed to us that they are working on setting up workouts.
Last season Tebow finished the season as the team's starting quarterback (going 1-2) after playing in seven games during the regular season. He finished the year with 654 passing yards (50% completion percentage), 5 passing touchdowns (against 3 interceptions) and 227 rushing yards with another 6 rushing touchdowns.
His numbers were quite respectable, especially when compared to legendary former Broncos quarterback John Elway's first three starts:
(Elway's statistics seen on top, with Tebow's below them.)
Needless to say, Tebow has gained the support of the fans in Denver and is respected by his teammates and coaches. It surprised no one that Tebow was organizing team workouts, it just goes to show the kind of leader that he is.