Tim Tebow has been drafted by the Denver Broncos with the 25th pick of the 1st round of the 2010 NFL Draft.
Complete coverage throughout the night.
*As of 10:30, "Tim Tebow Draft" is the No. 1 trending search on Google. What an appropriate bookend to the 2008 National Championship Game night on Google that got him back in 2009.
*Tim Tebow is the 2nd QB taken in the Draft. There were only 2.
*Tebow: "Not everybody has to like you, only one team has to like you. I’m so blessed to be able to go play there."
*Meyer: "The Denver Broncos are getting a winner. Tim will show on the field what he is capable of doing and more than anything Tim has a competitive fire that will constantly push him to get better and do whatever he can to help his team win."
*Gruden: "This guy Tebow will not be denied. He’ll be huge in the Bronco community. I love this pick. Who knows when he’s going to play, what he’s going to play, how he’s going to play, but you are adding one big time human being on your football team."
*Though the Broncos have two QBs on the roster (Kyle Orton and Brady Quinn), neither have locked down the starting QB job beyond a season or two. Meanwhile, Tebow can get on the field (and contribute) as a rookie in valuable (short-yardage and goal-line) situations.
*Broncos jersey No. 15 is open. Top 10 seller in the NFL next season.
*The Denver Broncos open the 2010 season with a game... at Jacksonville.
*Sounds like the Bills really wanted Tebow. The Broncos just wanted him more.
Highlights of Twitter in the 15 minutes immediately following the pick:
Tweet: @richeisen Tebow a Bronco! And a first round pick! Congrats to him! Proving lots of people wrong, including me. Well done.
Tweet: @slmandel Congrats, Mr Tebow. Kiper sounds like someone stuck a knife in his back. Anyone checked on McShay???
Tweet: @onlygators That's right, Tim Tebow will likely be wearing an Orange & Blue No. 15 jersey with the Denver #Broncos next year.
Tweet: @smartfootball Jeremy Schaap took a flyer on Tebow duty w/ hin likely not to be drafted and came up huge with a big interview
Tweet: @danshanoff The final insult to Mel Kiper: Tebow off the board at 25. Clausen (Kiper's No. 4 prospect OVERALL) still on the board.
Tweet: @wsjcouch Tebow -- 1st pick in 24th round to the Broncos. Wait...
Tweet: @claytravisBGID Biggest asshole in league coaches greatest player. First Meyer, now McDaniels. Seriously though, I like the pick. Rooting for Tebow.
Tweet: @stefanfatsis Four years too late! I could have used God as my holder.
Tweet: @osaadelson "I just think I showed them I was willing to do whatever it took. Them believing in me ... I'll do whatever it takes."
Tweet: @thestarterwife So with Tebow and Quinn, which one gets the Batman outfit and which one is Robin? Which is chocolate, which is peanut butter?Ying and yang?
Tweet: @darrenrovell1 Idea for Broncos? Reserve the # 1-800-GOTEBOW for ticket sales
Tweet: @michaelweinreb This makes sense, because Denver is one mile closer to Heaven.
Tweet: @rachel__nichols Lovin' the agent having the Broncos hat ready for Tim Tebow. Which hat do you think Jimmy Clausen's agent is holding?
Tweet: @edsbs Tim Tebow just totally broke ESPN.
Tweet: @adam_schefter Tim Tebow to Denver
Tweet: @dickiev Broncos make super choice in taking Tebow in 1st round!