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Tim Tebow unlocks $250K playoff bonus in contract

Posted on: January 9, 2012 2:00 pm
Edited on: January 9, 2012 5:02 pm
 
Playoff wins for Tebow = Straight Cash Homie. (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

Tim Tebow did a lot of things Sunday that no one expected (like throw for exactly 316 passing yards). One such thing: unlocking a $250,000 bonus in his contract for winning a playoff game.

A clause in Tebow's contract paying him that money was activated on Sunday night according to Adam Schefter of ESPN, when Tebow won a playoff game. For every playoff game that Tebow wins, provided he's taken 70 percent of his team's snaps in a season, he gets an additional $250,000.

Tebowmania

We already knew that Tebow unlocked a $472,000 bonus for playing in more than 45 percent of his team's snaps back in December.

Closing out the season as the starter, Tebow passed the 70-percent threshold and now is owed an additional $250 GRR.

If the Broncos somehow manage to topple New England, Tebow will be in line for an additional bonus. (And the same is true up through the Super Bowl, giving Tebow the potential to earn an extra ... one million dollars.)

And you know what's almost as funny as Austin Powers jokes? Thinking back to before the season and imagining a world where Tebow not only played in 73 percent of the Broncos plays in 2011, but discussing the possibility of him making an extra quarter-million as a result of beating the Steelers in the playoffs.

Yet, somehow, here we are.

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DEX_MORGAN
Since: Dec 14, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2012 4:13 pm
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Since: Mar 1, 2009
Posted on: January 9, 2012 4:00 pm
 

Tim Tebow unlocks $250K playoff bonus in contract

good for Tebow!...I just wonder what % is kicked back to God? I think 10--15 % is fair. I don't think the Patriots will make the same mistakes the Steelers did on defense.



Since: Nov 17, 2009
Posted on: January 9, 2012 3:58 pm
 

Tim Tebow unlocks $250K playoff bonus in contract

There must be a whole host of Tebow fans in Ravens-town knowing that they don't have to worry about a Raven/Steelers III this season. Their division rival is out.



Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: January 9, 2012 3:57 pm
 

Tim Tebow unlocks $250K playoff bonus in contract

 It continues to nauseate me that a team in a city with 600,000 people has fans in every NFL city. Bandwagon Nation, right there with the Cowboys, Yankees, Sox and 90s Bulls.
I agree, though there are a lot of people who've evacuated Pittsburgh over the years, so that's why Steelers fans crop up in the south or southwest. But yeah, more often than not they're just hipsters with no connection to the city of Pittsburgh whatsoever. Can't you losers just root for the Seahawks, Cardinals, Redskins or whoever your local team is? Sooner or later they'll string together some winning seasons.

  



Since: Mar 30, 2010
Posted on: January 9, 2012 3:51 pm
 

Chuck Norris Spotted Wearing Tebow Jersey!

Martial arts fans were startled today to see the toughest man alive, Chuck Norris, wearing a Tim Tebow jersey. Witnesses to the event stated that Mr. Norris actually resisted it at first, but was eventually overcome by the undeniable jersey and fell to one knee as the jersey wrapped itself, unassisted, over Chuck's head and fit to his form like a tee. Friends in the area that saw him said he's never looked more like a winner.



Since: May 30, 2008
Posted on: January 9, 2012 3:47 pm
 

Tim Tebow unlocks $250K playoff bonus in contract

Worth every penny.  Steel Curtain looked rusty....GO RAVENS!



Since: Mar 8, 2008
Posted on: January 9, 2012 3:14 pm
 

Tim Tebow unlocks $250K playoff bonus in contract

Hahaha. jack_spratt obviously has some serious identity issues.  



Since: Feb 22, 2008
Posted on: January 9, 2012 3:08 pm
 

Tim Tebow unlocks $250K playoff bonus in contract

Pay for Performance; something refreshing to see.  Money mouth



Since: May 31, 2007
Posted on: January 9, 2012 3:02 pm
 

Tim Tebow unlocks $250K playoff bonus in contract

I'm betting that the Broncos made a lot more than a quarter million off of that playoff win.  That's a bonus I'm sure they'll be more than happy to pay. 

In fact, I'd feel a lot better about paying out that kind of bonus than a 'roster bonus' (just for still being around) or a 'signing bonus' (before they've even played a snap for you).  At least this kind of bonus is something they've earned by producing tangible results.



Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: January 9, 2012 2:52 pm
 

Tim Tebow unlocks $250K playoff bonus in contract

"How many bandwagon Steeler fans in Denver rushed out last night to buy a Broncos hat and Tebow jersey? All of them? It continues to nauseate me that a team in a city with 600,000 people has fans in every NFL city. Bandwagon Nation, right there with the Cowboys, Yankees, Sox and 90s Bulls. "  --AES

Deja vu for Elway. Same thing happened when he became America's Idol back in the day. It's all the womenfolk, reacting to the latest adult equivalent to a boy band. Their avid attentiveness and high-pitched invocations of his name tend to pull in those of their sons who are at an impressionable age. As for the guys who get into either idol, just guessing, but maybe homoeroticism? Hey, it's hard being Christian and on the 'down low' at the same time. Ask just about any televangelist. Or troll the rest rooms along many interstates and take a poll at the glory holes and in the woods near the dog runs.


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