Noah goes to bat for Tebow

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Noah goes to bat for Tebow

"Tim Tebow-mania" has taken the sports world by storm in recent weeks. Turn on the news, read the newspapers and surf the internet, everything you see is Tebow this and Tebow that. You may not agree with his religious beliefs or you may think Denver's defense is the sole reason why the Broncos sit on top the AFC West.

One thing is for certain, he's got a believer in fellow Florida Gator, Joakim Noah. The two spent time in Gainesville together and both won a National Championship in their respective sport.

When asked if he's taking Tebow or the Bears on Sunday, Noah's answer may have disappointed quite a few people in Chicago.

"Timothy! We got to show Timothy a little love here. You know for all the haters out there you know, the guy is kicking ass. Making me very proud to be a Gator boy," Noah said.

Noah is known to be hated around the NBA by other team's fan-bases, but Bulls' fans and his teammates love him. The same could be said about Tebow.

"I had a class with him, but you know, he's the real deal. You know he's a very humble guy and somebody who you know his teammates love him and you see they battle with him every night," Noah said.

It's no secret that Tebow doesn't have the most orthodox throwing style, but he's been a winner at every stop in his football career.

"He might not throw the ball great and that's all everybody wants to talk about. At the same time, people really underestimate the fact that you know his guys really go to bat for him. It was the same way at Florida and I can see is the same way with his team in Denver," Noah said.

Will the Bears be able to stop Denver's winning streak? What are your feelings on Tebow? Share them in the comment box below.

2017 NFL Draft Profile: Miami QB Brad Kaaya

2017 NFL Draft Profile: Miami QB Brad Kaaya

As part of our coverage leading up to the 2017 NFL Draft we will provide profiles of more than 100 prospects, including a scouting report and video interviews with each player.

Brad Kaaya, QB, Miami

6'4" | 214 lbs.

2016 stats:

3,532 YDS, 62.0 CMP%, 27 TD, 7 INT, 150.3 QBR

Projection:

Third/Fourth round

Scouting Report:

"Groomed to be a quarterback from an early age, Kaaya flashes the mechanics and intelligence of a player who has spent hours in quarterback camps. However, he can be too mechanical and thinks too much rather than just flowing and responding to what the field offers him. Kaaya could have used another year of college, but he has the tools and intangibles to become an NFL starter. While he can work around his average arm strength, he must improve his accuracy and anticipation if he is to make a mark in the NFL." — Lance Zierlein, NFL.com

Video analysis provided by Rotoworld and NBC Sports NFL Draft expert Josh Norris.

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Bears make it official, announce signing of quarterback Mark Sanchez

Bears make it official, announce signing of quarterback Mark Sanchez

The Bears made things official Friday morning, announcing the signing of free-agent quarterback Mark Sanchez.

Sanchez has been much maligned since he was selected by the New York Jets with the fifth-overall pick in the 2009 draft.

In eight seasons — four with the New York Jets, two with the Philadelphia Eagles and one with the Dallas Cowboys — he's started 72 of the 77 games he's played in, completing 56.7 percent of his passes for 15,219 yards and 86 touchdowns compared to 86 interceptions.

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He went to the playoffs in each of his first two seasons, reaching the AFC Championship Game with the Jets in both 2009 and 2010. In six career playoff games, he completed 60.5 percent of his throws for 1,155 yards, nine touchdowns and three interceptions.

Sanchez, the USC product, played in just two games as a backup with the Cowboys last season, completing 10 of his 18 passing attempts for 93 yards.

Sanchez joins a reshaped Bears quarterback group that added Mike Glennon as an expected starter earlier this offseason.