Three years to the day after Tim Tebow wore his famous “John 3:16” eye black, he threw for 316 yards in a win against the Steelers. Should the Patriots be worried?
Cue the Twilight Zone theme — or maybe the Hallelujah Chorus:
On Jan. 8, 2009, in the BCS Championship Game, then Florida quarterback Tim Tebow wore eye black with the inscription John 3:16, a reference to the Bible passage that says, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
On Jan. 8, 2012, three years to the date that he caused millions of football fans to Google the meaning of John 3:16, Tebow played his first playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. And … Tebow threw for 316 yards.
Tebow averaged 31.6 yards per completion, the highest single-game postseason completion average in NFL history.
This has happened before, though. Remember when Tebow threw for 69 yards against the Chiefs in November?
“A youth here has five barley loaves and two fish. But what good is that for a crowd like this?”—John 6:9