Tebow makes TIME top 100 list


Tim Tebow made a top-100 list -- no, not the top 100 players in the NFL, but rather the most influential people in the world, per TIME magazine.

Tebow, the Jets' new backup QB, was the only NFL player on the list. He was joined by five other sports figures, including Knicks guard Jeremy Lin. Clearly, Tebow, known for his devout Christian beliefs, has transcended sports in a way that few athletes have done.

In the magazine, Lin writes the passage about Tebow, saying: "Watching Tim Tebow play football, you can observe many things about his character. You see his fierce competitiveness, his strong work ethic and how he is a leader that his teammates trust and respect.

"But it is the qualities that Tim, 24, embodies in his life off the field that truly set him apart. He is unashamed of his convictions and faith, and he lives a life that consistently reflects his values, day in and day out. Through his foundation, he constantly reaches out to people and communities in need of hope. He realizes what he has been blessed with and seeks to help those who are worse off. As athletes, we pour our hearts into winning games. Tim is a reminder that life is about much more than that."

Imagine if Tebow actually succeeds in New York. Will they re-name it TIM magazine?