The 24-year-old began the 2011 season backing up Kyle Orton, but the two quickly swapped places after Denver got off to a 1-4 start.
The Broncos then went 7-4 with Tebow under center, en route to an AFC West crown and an appearance in the AFC divisional round.
Yet just a few short months after Tebowmania was in full swing in Denver, four-time MVP Peyton Manning fell into the Broncos' lap, signing a five-year contract with Denver.
That left Tebow expendable, and John Elway and Co. wasted no time shipping him off to the New York Jets, despite the fact that the Jets recently signed quarterback Mark Sanchez to a three-year, $40.5 million extension.
While there is sure to be a quarterback controversy in New York — particularly if the team gets off to a rocky start in 2012 — there is no question Manning will be starting for the Broncos come Week 1. The 11-time Pro Bowler and 2006 Super Bowl MVP will make his return after missing the entire 2011 NFL season with a neck injury.
The real debate, then, is which team will win more games next season.