Tim Tebow's rise as an NFL quarterback has had more than its fair share of controversies, and will certainly have more in the near future, after Denver's stirring 29-23 overtime win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in a AFC Wild Card game. One of the less-covered ones: whether Tebow gets officiated differently from most players, or even most quarterbacks, because of his size and mobility. Tebow's repeatedly called for penalties for defenders grabbing his facemask — and he might have a point about this call from the fourth quarter of the game.
It's not the first time that's happened to Tebow this year, either; here's video from Week 17.
While the no-call ultimately didn't matter — Tebow's touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas in overtime won the game for the Broncos — it could have affected the outcome, and you can be sure that the Broncos will try to make it a point of emphasis for their AFC Divisional round game against the New England Patriots.