NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — Tim Tebow has won the annual Good Guy Award given by the Professional Football Writers of America.
The quarterback for Denver last season and now with the Jets won the honor presented by the PFWA for his qualities and professional style in helping pro football writers do their jobs. He is the fifth consecutive quarterback to win.
PFWA second vice president Jeff Legwold, who covered Tebow for the Denver Post, cited how Tebow “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.”
Tebow also was praised for his professionalism and respect for others.
“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 Legwold.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers took home the award last year. Former Giants running back Tiki Barber got the honor in 2006.
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