MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 4: Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos smiles before the game against the Minnesota Vikings on December 4, 2011 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Broncos defeated the Vikings 35-32. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
Charles Barkley has had enough of Tebowmania.
The former NBA star and current television personally asked Lance Briggs, Brian Urlacher and Julius Briggs to stop Tim Tebow when the Bears face the Broncos this Sunday, according to ESPNChicago.com
"I'm just so tired ... I like Tim Tebow," Barkley said on "The Waddle & Silvy Show" on ESPN 1000. "He seems like a good kid, and I wish him success, but I am Tebowed out. So this is my personal plea for you three guys, please stop this madness."
Barkley compared the media attention surrounding the Denver quarterback to that paid to another polarizing passer.
"Tim Tebow is a good player. I wish him luck, but if I don't ever hear the words Brett Favre or Tim Tebow again, it won't be enough."
Since Denver Head Coach John Fox named Tebow the starter, the second-year quarterback has led the Broncos to a 5-1 record using some unorthodox tactics.
Tebow has only completed 47.5 percent of his passes, but has rushed for 468 yards and has only thrown one interception in 158 pass attempts.