The Dallas Cowboys selected Dez Bryant with the 24th pick in the 2010 NFL draft, and the Denver Broncos selected Tim Tebow 25th. Ordinarily, that would mean Tebow should get paid a little bit less than Bryant.
But Tebow apparently wants more money than Bryant, and that’s why he wasn’t there when the Broncos’ rookies reported to training camp today.
Ed Werder of ESPN reported on NFL Live that the holdup on Tebow’s contract is the request from agent Jimmy Sexton that a premium be paid to Tebow because he’s a quarterback. Sexton wants Tebow to get a bigger signing bonus, higher base salaries and more money overall than Bryant is getting from the Cowboys.
Werder reported that Tebow and the Broncos are close to getting the deal done, but in the mean time, coach Josh McDaniels has called Tebow and expressed disappointment that Tebow didn’t report with the rest of the rookies.
“You’re missing time and you can’t afford to miss it,” McDaniels told Tebow, according to Werder. “You’re not going to get these snaps back.”