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Broncos, Tebow making progress

Only one first-round rookie has agreed to terms.  But that rookie, Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant, did a deal in the slot directly in front of Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow.  And so it becomes easier to estimate the value of Tebow’s first NFL contract.

With rookies reporting in Denver on Wednesday, it’s unclear whether a deal will be finished in time.

According to Mile Klis of the Denver Post, the Broncos and agent Jimmy Sexton are negotiating a five-year deal with an expected value of $12 million, including $8 million guaranteed.  Klis says it would be a surprise if Tebow isn’t signed before the first full-squad practice on Sunday.

The so-called “quarterback premium” should help Tebow leapfrog Bryant.  And the contract should include escalators based on playing time, which will pay Tebow a lot more money if/when he becomes the starter.

But here’s where Tebow needs to be careful — holding out for those escalators could delay indefinitely the timeline for Tebow to ascend to the top of the depth chart.  And, as current Broncos backup Brady Quinn learned the hard way, it could spark a chain of events that prevents Tebow from unlocking the high-end dollars tacked onto his deal.

Either way, Klis points out that Tebow is likely to sign before receiver Demaryius Thomas, the team’s other first-round selection.  Thomas, taken 22nd overall, is represented by Todd France, who has a reputation for waiting until his clients are bracketed with contracts negotiated in the spots before and after the player was taken, making the negotiation simpler and less risky.

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31 Responses to “Broncos, Tebow making progress”
  1. AllThat says: Jul 27, 2010 11:52 AM

    Making progress???? With a contract????
    Or a contract with the big guy up stairs?

  2. Jeff W says: Jul 27, 2010 11:57 AM

    “Todd France, who has a reputation for waiting until his clients are bracketed with contracts negotiated in the spots before and after the player was taken, making the negotiation simpler and less risky”.
    That’s nice in theory, but what you are saying as an agent, is that these other agents are better negotiators than me, so I will just piggy back on their efforts. It is the lazy way out.

  3. brownsfn19 says: Jul 27, 2010 11:58 AM

    BABY JESUS!!!!!!

  4. Larry Hoover says: Jul 27, 2010 12:03 PM

    Let’s see.. Denver went from 11th overall Jay Cutler to 4th round Kyle Orton, then to Brady “I think I am Tom Brady” Quinn and drafted Jesus’ chosen One to back him up…
    They are certainly headed in the right direction… (sarcasm)

  5. Larry Hoover says: Jul 27, 2010 12:06 PM

    Not to mention no MORE Brandon Marshall..

  6. INVAIDUH says: Jul 27, 2010 12:13 PM

    let tebow know jesus is santa for grownups…
    RAIDERNATION.

  7. CleanSlaton says: Jul 27, 2010 12:16 PM

    This just in:
    The Broncos have offered a soggy ham sandwich and a 1/2 full, flat Coca-Cola for Tebow’s rookie contract, i.e. his projected value as a QB.

  8. Occam says: Jul 27, 2010 12:19 PM

    I’ll wager that Tebow won’t complain when a veteran player requests that Tim help shoulder the burden of his cross…errr, I mean, shoulder pads.

  9. INVAIDUH says: Jul 27, 2010 12:22 PM

    jesus is PRETEND….and so are the donkies…
    hell’s pretend too….R. NATION.
    have the nuts to post it

  10. lolcopter says: Jul 27, 2010 12:23 PM

    @Larry Hoover
    yeah, jay cutler is #1 overall now… in turnovers

  11. richkotitte says: Jul 27, 2010 12:32 PM

    3.16 million…..amen!

  12. dafish says: Jul 27, 2010 12:37 PM

    hope the Broncos factor in the cost savings of a Mohel on the roster

  13. HooskerDo says: Jul 27, 2010 12:38 PM

    “Tebow has been making great progress. He has turned gatorade into wine so far. Next he’ll be turning footballs into loaves of bread”

  14. JBx11 says: Jul 27, 2010 12:45 PM

    Finally, the real number one pick is getting signed soon!! Tebow keep beating these haters favorite teams every year! Champion of FHSAA, NCAA, and now NFL to come.

  15. sacdaddy says: Jul 27, 2010 12:48 PM

    it’s cool. jesus is his homeboy.

  16. jj jones says: Jul 27, 2010 12:49 PM

    “JBx11 says:
    July 27, 2010 12:45 PM
    Finally, the real number one pick is getting signed soon!! Tebow keep beating these haters favorite teams every year! Champion of FHSAA, NCAA, and now NFL to come.”
    Tebowner…

  17. milehiclown says: Jul 27, 2010 12:55 PM

    That Raider douche is AWESOME.
    “HEY–we are the worst team in the league and I’M GONNA GLOAT ABOUT IT.”

  18. GBfanForever says: Jul 27, 2010 12:58 PM

    Has the bar ever been set lower for a first round QB pick? Seriously, as long as he doesn’t go out and completely embarrass himself for a couple years people will think he’s doing fine. But the problem I have is that his ceiling doesn’t seem very high and he’s already so close to it, I just don’t think the hype is warranted. Oh, he’s a college winner alright but so was Troy Smith and Geno Torretta.

  19. evilboy128 says: Jul 27, 2010 12:58 PM

    wow…Florio is Tebow’s publicity dept now…

  20. konaehukai says: Jul 27, 2010 12:59 PM

    8 mil for a guy that will never see the field, unless he’s a blocking tight end. Way to go Joshie. You are a moron. I hope as a Broncos fan they win ZERO games and get Joshie, Tebow and Quinn out of town after this season.

  21. JBx11 says: Jul 27, 2010 1:07 PM

    Tebowner, no doubt. Not afraid to show my full fledged Tebowner off!! haha
    I do think he will be a force like we’ve never seen, definitely needs to work on his progressions and pre snaps. I just couldn’t see Tebow backing up Tyler Palko (Joe Flacco), this kid has set his name in stone as one of the best to ever do it. Sit back, relax, and enjoy Tebow Time.

  22. BigBlueGator says: Jul 27, 2010 1:08 PM

    I miss kiffin with the raiders… Those idiots had a match made in heaven, and didnt even know it… Only in oakland does an unproven two year offensive coordinator in college get a head coaching job in the NFL.. The only scoring the raiders will do this year, is when Tom Cable sees a buffet…..

  23. JBx11 says: Jul 27, 2010 1:13 PM

    Florio is everyone’s publicity department, have you not noticed that this guy is up on everything? Keep killin it Flo-ho

  24. HooskerDo says: Jul 27, 2010 1:15 PM

    evilboy128 says:
    wow…Florio is Tebow’s publicity dept now…

  25. INVAIDUH says: Jul 27, 2010 1:39 PM

    @milehighclown…
    AAAAAAAHAHAHAHHHHHH…
    that’s all ya got?…..GFY.

  26. Jabberwocky says: Jul 27, 2010 1:57 PM

    Progress like how a mountain grows a half an inch in a year? This year is the year the Bears leave the Donkeys behind in the all famous Cutler trade. Believe it!

  27. RiderNation says: Jul 27, 2010 2:16 PM

    He should do like Jesus would and work for free. Or give away every penny he makes to charity and live in poverty. Or quit preaching.

  28. CanadianVikingFan says: Jul 27, 2010 2:45 PM

    He is paving the way for the fullbacks of the future. $12 million, with 8 guaranteed, the future looks bright for fullbacks. God bless son, god bless..
    I think Tim Tebow is great, but I like picking on him.

  29. numberfour says: Jul 27, 2010 2:46 PM

    ya dont like the “preaching”, change the channel.
    there is leftist bs preaching on most others.

  30. finsbooyah says: Jul 27, 2010 2:52 PM

    simpler and less tricky?? At the same time??

  31. Broncofanman says: Jul 28, 2010 12:16 AM

    I love the fact that fans from other teams seem to follow the news on Tebow. Faider fans in particular seem to want Tebow to fail but if I’m not mistaken thier QB has about as much talent as a full diaper. The simple fact is even through he will start the season on the bench he’s still a better option than anything the Faiders have.

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