DENVER (CBS Denver) – Tim Tebow owns more career playoff wins for the Denver Broncos than Peyton Manning, and Tebow’s brother has made his enjoyment in the schadenfreude of Denver’s demise perfectly clear.
Amid the Broncos’ early playoff ouster Saturday to the Baltimore Ravens, Peter Tebow, the brother of the New York Jets soon-to-be former backup quarterback, took to Twitter to soak in his brother’s former team’s surprising double-overtime loss.
“Did anyone else just see Payton [sic] Manning give the awkward turtle sign?!?” Tebow’s brother tweeted during the game. In a mini-flurry of tweets, Tebow’s brother went on to tweet: “Am I the only one in Denver who’s happy right now?” Later, he would retweet a line from a University of Florida sports media professor directed toward John Elway, the former Broncos quarterback-turned-executive who pulled the trigger on Manning’s arrival and Tebow’s departure: “‘That’s karma, Elway.’ – wife, Tebow-lover.”
Last season, Tebow led the Broncos to a division title, culminating in an unlikely wild-card weekend win against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Tebow threw for 316 yards and two touchdowns in last year’s playoff win. The Broncos would lose the following week to the New England Patriots. It would be the last game for Tebow as quarterback of the Broncos, as the team acquired Manning from the Indianapolis Colts. Tebow would be traded to the New York Jets to backup Mark Sanchez, enduring the worst season of the former Heisman Trophy winner’s pro career.
In Saturday’s 38-35 loss, Manning, an MVP contender for a Broncos team that owned the AFC’s best record, threw for 290 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. His second interception at the end of the first overtime would lead to the Baltimore field goal that ended Denver’s season in double overtime.