“I guess the Denver fans finally saw what [Florida] fans saw down there — a spark, the fact that he gives something extra, the ability to dodge tackles,” said Tariq Suleiman.
Tariq and Mohammad are so enamored of Tebow that, back in September, they unveiled a downtown Denver billboard exhorting head coach John Fox to replace Orton with Tebow.
Never mind that the Suleimans are Muslims and Tebow wears his Christianity proudly. When it comes to football, the Suleimans say that religion isn’t part of the equation.
“The fact that he’s a strict follower is very good, actually,” Tariq said. “We’re tired of hearing about these celebrities and these players that just can’t seem to keep themselves out of trouble. He’s a God-fearing person and knows his limit. And I also like him as a football player.”
Added Mohammad: “It has nothing to do with religion. He motivates the team, the fans. It’s exciting. I’m worried about winning in Denver and if Tebow’s the guy who helps us get those wins, I’m all for it. I’m a convert.”