3. “There’s only one person that carries the ball right here.”
This moment was one from Tebow’s rookie season when Eric Studesville replaced Josh McDaniels as head coach of the team.
As a side note, it’s a shame McDaniels never got to coach Tebow, even for a game with the Broncos. He was certainly arrogant, he got caught cheating, and he wasn’t a good head coach, but there’s no denying McDaniels’ ability to call an offense.
What did he design for Tebow, and how would he have implemented that offense at the NFL level?
It would have been fascinating to see, but alas, what we were given was memorable enough.
Tebow entered the game against the Houston Texans for his second career start in the NFL, and the Texans took a 23-10 lead into the fourth quarter.
Correll Buckhalter took a screen pass for a touchdown to cut the deficit to just six points, and Tebow finished off the comeback with one of the most memorable plays of his NFL career.
Before running the ball into the end zone for a game-winning touchdown, Tebow runs over to the sideline and declares to Eric Studesville, “There’s only one person that carries the ball right here.”
It’s one of the best representations of who Tebow was as a leader and what kind of impact he had on a game. When he was playing confident, there was no one who could stop him.