Tebow has become the center of the NFL universe since guiding Denver (8-6) from the brink of playoff extinction back into contention. His team leads the AFC West by one game over the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers, putting the Broncos in prime position to make the playoffs for the first time since 2005.
"It gives her an opportunity to have a good time and gives her a little hope and puts a smile on her face," Tebow said. "Ultimately, that's what's important. As hard as it is to say it, that's more important than even winning or losing the game."
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That's right: Winning isn't everything to Tebow. His faith and foundation are just as high of priorities, too. And this weekend, Tebow will visit with Jacob Rainey, a highly touted Virginia high school player who had part of his right leg amputated after suffering a severe knee injury during a fall scrimmage, before and after the Broncos-Bills game.
Tebow's foundation is teaming up with CURE International to build a children's hospital in the Philippines, where Tebow was born. He also inspires inmates through jailhouse talks.
"Ultimately, that's taking my platform and using it for something good, more so than any 'SNL' skit or any magazine," Tebow said.
As for what he wanted for the holidays, Tebow didn't hesitate.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.