Speaking to GQ magazine in 2012, former Denver Broncos quarterback Brady Quinn gave some insight into Tebow's personality, as well as the cult of personality around him, and how it affected the trajectory of his career. He starts by throwing some icy cold shade: "If you look at it as a whole, there's a lot of things that just don't seem very humble to me. When I get that opportunity, I'll continue to lead not necessarily by trying to get in front of the camera and praying, but by praying with my teammates, y'know?" Ouch.
It's worth noting that Tebow was offered a starting quarterback gig by several teams, including ones in the Canadian Football League, as well as his hometown NFL team, the Jacksonville Jaguars. Mister Humble Religious Football Man, however, turned down these guaranteed positions for bigger teams and bigger spotlights to shine under.
Brady Quinn also told GQ that he believes Tebow's fans directly influenced coaching decisions, including choosing to play Tebow over him. "I believe the fans had a lot to do with that. Just 'cause they were chanting his name. There was a big calling for him. No, I didn't have any billboards. That would have been nice."
The latter comments weren't hyperbole. It was a reference to a campaign of billboards erected to pressure various coaches (Denver, New York, Jacksonville, Philadelphia) to put Tebow in the game (or in the case of Jacksonville, to get him on the team). His fans have also been known to set up massive online petition campaigns as well. We're starting to see Quinn's point.