Jets quarterback Tim Tebow has been lauded for his work off the field as frequently as he's criticized for his on-field performance. Tuesday, the Pro Football Writers of America named Tebow the 2012 Good Guy Award winner.
Tebow, traded to the Jets in March following the Broncos' acquisition of Peyton Manning, was given the honor, which is bestowed upon a player each year "for his qualities and professional style in helping pro football writers do their jobs."
Tebow entered the starting lineup five games into the 2011 season and sparked the Broncos' run to the AFC West title and a wild-card round playoff win over the Steelers.
His style as a predominantly running quarterback is unique to the modern era and the attention he commands -- from various sections of society and media types -- is nearly unmatched.