Tim Tebow Says Goodbye to His Dog in Tear-Jerking Instagram Post

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In the 10 years since the Denver Broncos used a first-round pick on Tim Tebow in the 2010 NFL Draft, the college football legend hasn't had a ton of stability professionally.

Tebow spent two years with the Broncos, before playing for the New York Jets in 2012. He also had stints on the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles in the preseason, though he didn't ultimately make either team's roster. He's worked as a college football analyst for ESPN. In perhaps the most surprising turn, he's actually spent parts of three seasons in the New York Mets minor league system as an outfielder, though the .223 average that the 32-year-old has posted across multiple levels of the minors makes you wonder what his path forward is in baseball.

Through all of his trials and tribulations as a professional, Tebow's appropriately-named dog Bronco has been a source of comfort. Wednesday, Tebow had to put Bronco down, and shared a tear-jerking Instagram post talking about the impact that his dog has had on him:

"One of the toughest goodbyes. Wanted to make a special tribute to the sweetest boy ever - thank you for all the joy you brought and all the memories. Aunt Patty, thank you for loving him, and thank you to all the other people, including Miss Shea and Miss Mindy, for sharing so much love with Bronco. If you had the pleasure of meeting Bronco, one of the best dogs ever, I would love to hear your story.

Also, thank you for taking care of him every time he was sick - SEVO-Med, Blue Pearl Vet and UF Small Animal Vet Hospital (Go Gators)."

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