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Tim Tebow wins PFWA Good Guy Award

Tim Tebow

New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow talks to the media in the teams lockerroom at their football training facility, Thursday, May 10, 2012 in Florham Park, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)


Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow isn’t just good for business.

He makes our business easier.

Tebow was chosen as the Professional Football Writers of America Good Guy Award winner, in recognition of his professionalism in helping members of the media do their jobs.

Tebow has always gracefully and graciously handled all the attention heaped upon him, particularly during Denver’s surprising turnaround and playoff run last year.

“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 Denver Post beat writer Jeff Legwold, the PFWA’s second vice-president. “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.

“And while he didn’t always let folks peer into his innermost thoughts, he did always conduct himself professionally, with a great deal of respect for both the process and the people who take part in it.”

People are fascinated with the kid for many reasons. And while his play is always the cause for vigorous debate (and even a lot of manufactured silliness), he has always handled himself appropriately.

Previous winners of the Good Guy Award include Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees and Kurt Warner.