Tim Tebow may rank behind Mark Sanchez (he of the butt fumble) and Greg McElroy (he of the, well, we really can’t remember) on the Jets’ depth chart, but when it comes to the pre-teens, he is literally their favorite backup quarterback.

On March 23, Nickelodeon will hold its annual Kids Choice Awards, and when the nominees for favorite male athlete are announced, Tebow will be No. 1 on the depth chart.

The God-loving, clipboard-carrying QB is one of four nominees, going up against Michael Phelps, Shaun White and someone named LeBron James.

In case you are keeping score, Phelps won as many medals this summer (6) as Tebow completed passes this season with the Jets. White is the king of snowboarding while James, well, we hear he’s pretty good, too.

Of course, this is a popularity contest with the younger kids who can vote as many times as they want, so you never know. But unless they want to see Tebow get slimed on stage more than Sanchez did in the media, you have to hope the youth of America is smart enough not to pick Tebow.

Then again, the kids love this Gangham Style song, so hey, maybe Tebow will actually win something.