Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Tim Tebow (11) avoids a sack by New York Jets' Trevor Reilly (57) during the first half of a preseason NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan)
Tim Tebow [NFL Quarterback] Perhaps one of the most prominent Christian athletes in sports today, Tebow is known for praying during his games and after big plays. Although he doesn't speak on the subject often, Tebow remains a strong proponent of Christianity. At a 2008 Easter church service in Texas he said, "Regardless of what happens, I still honor my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, because at the end of the day, that's what's important, win or lose. ... We need to get back to one nation under God, and be role models for kids."
Philadelphia Eagles' Tim Tebow smiles as he jogs onto the field for organized team activities at the NFL football team's practice facility, Thursday, May 28, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2011 file photo, Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow prays in the end zone before the start of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, in Denver. Peyton Manning is negotiating to join the Broncos, ESPN reported Monday, March 19, 2012. Citing anonymous sources, ESPN said that the four-time MVP has instructed agent Tom Condon to negotiate the details of a deal with Denver. The addition of Manning could well lead to Denver trading Tebow, even though the popular QB energized the Broncos in leading them to the playoffs last season despite some uneven play. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow (15) prays on the sidelines during the third quarter of an NFL wild card playoff football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)
While not specifically political, Tim Tebow's eyeblack in this November 2009 powerfully conveyed his Christian beliefs while he was a quarterback for the Florida Gators. The NCAA in 2010 would pass what became known as the "Tebow rule" prohibiting players from wearing messages on their eyeblack — although officials denied it was specifically aimed at the quarterback.