“'It’s just the physicality of playing football. Sometimes you get hit and it can hurt a little bit. But, I wanted to play a lot of the game,' Tebow said after the game.
"The outcome had long been decided by the time Tebow got hurt.
“'I just wanted to show character. You just continue to fight and it doesn’t change who you are, how you play, how you go out there, you should be the same at all times,' Tebow said. 'That’s what I wanted to show, it didn’t matter if it was the first play or the last play or you were down by 42. I was going to be the same player and I was still going to give everything I have. Because that’s all I have to give.'”
Tebow noted that running isn't as dangerous as staying in the pocket.
"Tebow ran for 660 yards, most by a quarterback in team history, in the regular season and another 63 in the playoffs, leading to concerns among some that he was exposing himself to injury. But Tebow noted that he actually takes glancing blows, if any, from smaller defenders while on the run, making him less vulnerable than when he stays in the pocket and might get sandwiched by 300-pound linemen."John Elway said on Monday that Tebow will be the Bronco's starting quarterback in training camp next summer.
Tebow led the Broncos to their first playoff games in six seasons.