If Peyton picks Broncos, what happens to Tebow?

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The Broncos aren’t trying to hide their desire to acquire Peyton Manning.  But if they’re successful, what does that mean for Tim Tebow?

The knee-jerk reaction is that Tebow would take a seat on the bench and learn plenty from Peyton, who would possibly be able to communicate with Tebow in the same way Manning talked to those kids in that United Way spoof on SNL.

Maybe it will take someone like Peyton to tell Tebow that lifting all them weights is screwing up his throwing motion. (After all, Peyton performed at a very high level despite having the physique of a 10-year-old boy.)  And maybe Peyton can otherwise tutor Tebow in the art of becoming a true quarterback.

Or maybe not.  Maybe this is the permanent Tebow solution, with Manning taking over and Tebow taking a hike.

If that’s the case, trading him to the guy who drafted him — Josh McDaniels — won’t be an option.  McDaniels is currently the offensive coordinator in New England.  Unless Tebow plans to play fullback, he won’t be playing for the Pats.

And so perhaps in the end the owner who said that he would have drafted Tebow in 2010 will get a shot at getting the guy who will allow the tarps to be put in mothballs.

One hundred percent I would have,” Jags owner Shad Khan said last month.  “Absolutely. . . . Obviously the Rams drafted Sam Bradford, and I was talking to Wayne [Weaver] then on what they ought to do. . . .

“Some of the stuff might not be politically correct, but I share your sentiment.  I think, when is the next time Jacksonville is going to have an athlete like Tim Tebow?”

If Manning goes to Denver, Jacksonville still can.

Yes, this is a damn interesting offseason.

105 responses to “If Peyton picks Broncos, what happens to Tebow?

  1. They will probably keep Tebow – not only for the future – but insurance against Manning getting hurt during the season.

  2. It’s not very interesting. Who cares where Teblow goes. If Denver signs Manning (which is probably just a leverage deal for Manning anyway) it will just speed up the process of Teblow being out of the NFL a few years sooner then he would have been.

  3. Yes, because Peyton was such a good tutor to Jim Sorgi and Curtis Painter. Tutored them right into obscurity…

  4. Yey, hear me. On the day that Manning picketh the Broncos, Tebow shall ascend directly to Heaven where he will be seated at the right hand of the Holy Father.

    It shall be done.

  5. I should have went to North Western and become a Journalist. Instead, I went to chem-school (jail) now my clients get 4 and 6 game suspensions.

  6. While the theory that if Peyton comes in he will win the Broncos the next three Superbowls while simultaneously teaching Tebow how to be a quarterback is popular, it makes no sense.

    Peyton didn’t mentor his backups in Indy when he had plenty of time to win Superbowls, why would he start now when he is desperate to win as many as he can as fast as he can while he can still play? (Assuming, of course, that he even can play).

  7. Just trade him to New England!!!!!!!!!

    McDaniels made Denver’s bed and Elway had to sleep in it!!!!!!!!!

  8. You joke about him going to the pats bit I’m sure Bill would find a way to make him a productive part of the offense somehow.

  9. Teebow would be traded to philly. Under Andy Reid he will improve dramatically. Every Qb looks great coming from philly. Just when they go elsewhere they stink

  10. The Curse of the Tebow! I love it I love it. Smite Denver, Timmy.

    (This is my coping mechanism for the nightmare of Peyton Manning playing in Bronco-puke orange next year)

  11. If Peyton gets signed only God knows what happens to Tebow. My best guess is he’ll be a backup.

  12. Most of us here in Jacksonville don’t want Tebow either, at least not as QB….it’s ridiculous for those on the outside to think that he would be a long term solution to any ticket issues…The truth is, the Jaguars average 62,000 fans at each game…not great, but if Tebow were to come here and not win, it would create a circus much like in Denver….we just don’t need it…Gabbert needs a chance to have a full off season, some new receivers and a couple of extra seconds to plant his feet….Khan had a point about the local talent, but even he would not have taken Tebow in the first round….just a little perspective here….

  13. “Some of the stuff might not be politically correct, but I share your sentiment.”

    Does anyone know what this really means? Just wondering.

  14. If Peyton signs with broncos I’ll puke. I can understand Miami, niners, and Seattle. Redskins and broncos make no sense.

  15. If Elway couldn’t mold him and is willing to go after Manning, you think manning can polish that turd? He’s a great athlete and nice guy, but cmon! He’s been overhyped by all you guys since day 1. Time for all the media “experts” to start eating crow!

    RAIDER NATION!!!

  16. The domino effect of Manning’s signing will be fascinating.

    If he goes to DEN and they trade Timmy to JAX, then Gabbert will surely be shopped.

    Then you’ve got the MIA, WAS, CLE trifecta fighting over Griffin and Flynn.

    Throw in Pete Carroll going Spider Monkey and doing something nuts and this is going to be fun.

  17. If Tebow goes to Jacksonville, where does Gabbert go? I’d give Tebow a better chance of NFL success than Gabbert (and this is coming from a Mizzou student who couldn’t stand Tebowmania), so I think Jacksonville should make the move.

    However, that means Gabbert would go from being a top-10 quarterback to a low-cost “project” quarterback in just one year. Of course, he should have never been drafted as more than just a project quarterback in the first place.

  18. When you talk about a QB like Manning “mentoring” a young QB, your talking about him teaching a talented young guy how to be a pro.

    In other words, how to be a leader, how to read defenses and be a general on the field, etc.

    You’re not talking about him teaching a guy how to throw a football.

    And since throwing a football is what Tebow can’t do, I don’t see how Manning helps.

  19. The beauty part of the Broncos interest is that this is how they get out from under Tebow as the starter. Everybody in the world knows (or should know) Tebow is not a legitimate starter. He did enough that the Broncos are unable to ditch him, which Elway clearly wants to do. So what are the possible outcomes of the Bronco pursuit? 1. Peyton Manning signs and plays to his elite status. The result, even if they don’t win the Super Bowl, it’s still a “good move.” 2. Peyton Manning signs and is a total bust. The fickle fan base moves on from the idea of Tebow and the Broncos can move on to a high draft pick or free agent and start over. 3. Peyton Manning does not sign and Tim Tebow is alienated and “forces” his way out of town a la Jay Cutler. I’m sure there are other possibilities, but what re the odds one of those situations comes true> I think all three are acceptable to Elway and Xanders. Well played.

  20. Who cares? TEBLOW is not NFL material any way….Has there ever been a qb or wr out of U of FL that has done ANYTHING IN THE NFL????? And don’t say collinsworth either…he sucked then as much as TEBLOW does now!

  21. jaxdolfan says: Mar 9, 2012 9:44 PM

    Peyton is 6’6″ 240 lbs….rocket arm. Hardly a 10 year old boy. Now Brady…

    ________________________________

    He is an inch taller and 5 pounds heavier than Brady.

    Now, if he had a normal sized head, he would be 4 inches shorter and 25 pounds lighter than Brady.

  22. I don’t understand why Peyton would want to go there. Replacing Tim Tebow seems like an unnecessary and undesirable pressure. I would bet that they’ll have to draft the guy they want to replace Tebow with.

  23. Tebow as a starter:
    – went 8-5 with 3 wins being OT FGs and another 3 being won by last minute squeaks and the remaining 2 being complete defensive domination… ZERO wins from true QB play
    – was dead last in the NFL in yards per game, TDs per game, and sack yards per game..
    – the Broncs had to alter their entire offense to enable him to even take the field

    Tebow should be doing the same thing no matter what happens…. never starting at QB again…

  24. Peyton would just be a set back. Denver needs more than a *POSSIBLE* 2 or 3 seasons from a aging injured QB. They need to move forward and look to the future. This is a terrible idea.

  25. Jax has a general manager who isn’t trying to win a stupid popularity contest.

    The jags won’t offer a thing in a trade for that guy.

    Now, the Jort wearing gator fans might be interested in him coming back to UF as a grad/seminary student though

  26. rcali says:
    Mar 9, 2012 10:17 PM
    No Dome, bad weather, no Manning. Miami or Arizona.
    ===========

    Average temp in Denver in:

    November- 54
    December- 46
    January- 47

    That’s what you call bad weather?

  27. standrew26 says:
    Mar 9, 2012 10:29 PM
    I don’t understand why Peyton would want to go there. Replacing Tim Tebow seems like an unnecessary and undesirable pressure. I would bet that they’ll have to draft the guy they want to replace Tebow with.
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    Did you honestly just say that Manning would feel “pressure” replacing one of the worst starting QBs, statistically speaking, in the league last year?

    Seriously, you just said that PEYTON MANNING would feel pressure replacing TIM TEBOW.

    Seriously.

  28. Jville and Denver should just swap Gabbert and Tebow.

    Gabbert can learn behind Manning and Tebow can lead Jville to the BCS title!

  29. Tebow on being on the Broncos roster is the only reason Elway wants Manning.(ok maybe not the only reason, he is PM) It’s his only way out of this Tebow mess without the Tebow Freaks going nuts. They will do everything they possibly can to sign Manning.

  30. Well this is the obvious next solution now that your stupid “jags are moving to draft rg3” theory has been squashed right mike? Please just stop. He’s not worth a trade, and a majority of the fan base does t want him here. And smith could care less about public perception to sell seats. Just win baby.

  31. @emma333 If you in JAX don’t want Tebow, you are stupid. No matter what Gabbert does (not likely much), he will not fill the stands. Tebow with hometown plus FL Gator ties is the only one that will fill the stadium plus jersey revenue, etc. I would make at least one game if he was the QB. If not, soon no team in JAX. Though, maybe you do not actually live there and that is what you want.

  32. I would love to see him Traded to the Vikings. He would be a great fit with AP and Harvin

    With Jared Allen, it would be a team of Men.

    Tebow for Ponder. Ponder has some potential. Some. Studying under Peyton would help him a great deal.

  33. I love how you all think you know stuff because you watch sportscenter all day. Gimmie a break, none of you know where manning is going, only he does, not even the almighty ESPN knows, although they sure as hell pretend

  34. If Denver gets Payton Manning, Tim Tebow should be traded, if Washington was smart and they can still do if they pull out of the trade for St.Louis, Tim Tebow could work out in Washington under the tutelage of Mike Shanahan, or next year somebody else.
    Jacksonville would be a good spot for Tebow and Buffalo to, or even Cleveland, or San Francisco especially they have Colin Kapertinick if Tebow doesn’t work out but what do I know stick with Alex Smith a future hall of shamer I mean famer LOL
    Payton Manning should go to in my opinion to Houston, Kansas City, Seattle Dallas or San Francisco, San Fran would be the team I would suggest if Payton asked me he would have the best chance to win a Super Bowl there but being a Packer fan go to Denver, K.C. or Houston lol. Jerry Jones isn’t smart enough to sign Payton Manning if Jimmy Johnson was in Dallas I lay any odds he would or least try but then Tony Romo the Dumo (Mr.Smily Face) would have been gone a long time ago.
    I think the Redskins have paid to high of a price for Robert Griffin he is going to be a great Quarterback there is no doubt but if that’s what they are paying for him 2 number 1s and a two I am not sure about that they better win a Super Bowl which they won’t do next year how many teams have won a Super Bowl with a rookie QB.
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  35. How much clearer do we have to make it JAGUARS FANS DO NOT WANT TEBOW !!!! “gator loving inbreds that know nothing but sEc footballs” are the ones that do.

  36. As some have said, it’s entirely possible Tebow could be kept as insurance in case Manning isn’t as healthy as they’d like but I can’t see that happening. And, as much as I see Manning being a classy guy, I don’t think he’d want Tebow there. Bring in a decent backup that won’t over shadow him.
    No, I don’t think Manning is a diva like Favre, but after all the fanfare for Tebow, I don’t think he’d want it.
    Tebow would sell tickets in Jacksonville and they want him.

  37. Peyton is only talking to other teams to make him look good and everyone happy kinda like a Rooney rule but his mind is made up and everybody knows Peyton will be in Miami!!!!!! That’s gonna be Ross’ new boy toy lol

  38. Tebow could be a hell of a safety – good build, good speed and knows pass routes.

    However – want to shake up the world? Manning to SF – and engrave the trophy now. Won’t happen…but just sayin….

  39. Manning to Denver = Tebow to Jacksonville = Gabbert to Allstate Insurance Agency #1374 = Jacksonville gets #1 overall pick in 2013 = Tebow cut and on a plane to Africa to work miracles

  40. (After all, Peyton performed at a very high level despite having the physique of a 10-year-old boy.)

    jaxdolfan says:
    Mar 9, 2012 9:44 PM
    Peyton is 6’6″ 240 lbs….rocket arm. Hardly a 10 year old boy. Now Brady…

    He is talking about Peyton’s physique, not his size. More so about how Manning’s arms are like sticks of spaghetti, less about his towering giant shadow.

  41. Who cares, other than the media? Will the same story be written about Rex Grossman? He’s 10 times the qb Tebow is.

  42. The worst thing for Tebow is that he will be Peyton’s backup. And that’s not a bad thing because if I had to learn how to play the quarterback position to further my career, I would get off my couch and become Peyton Manning’s backup.

    But if Peyton goes to Denver, there will be a frenzy from Jacksonville and Miami fans to try to relive Gator magic. To those guys, Tim Tebow is Rocky Balboa, Mother Teresa and Billy Graham- all rolled up in a Blue and Orange bow.

  43. Jacksonville DOES NOT WANT TIM TEBOW. No matter how many times it is written on this “blog site,” it will not change. they could have gotten him, and passed. PERIOD!

    The season ticket renewal rate is at an all time high in Jacksonville. They do not need Tim Tebow to sell tickets. They are doing just fine without him. No matter how much this “blog site” tells you Jville is struggling to sell tickets, it does not make it fact.

    Do some research.

  44. mannyicey says:Mar 10, 2012 8:13 AM

    The worst thing for Tebow is that he will be Peyton’s backup. And that’s not a bad thing because if I had to learn how to play the quarterback position to further my career, I would get off my couch and become Peyton Manning’s backup.

    But if Peyton goes to Denver, there will be a frenzy from Jacksonville and Miami fans to try to relive Gator magic. To those guys, Tim Tebow is Rocky Balboa, Mother Teresa and Billy Graham- all rolled up in a Blue and Orange bow.
    ————————————

    Too bad he got his throwing motion from Mother Teresa.

  45. the bronco’s should have brought Archie Manning in for a visit. I don’t think Peyton or Elli are allowed to make their own decisions. A 36 year old quarterback coming off two neck surgeries… I don’t think Tebow will have a chance to sit back and learn.

  46. jvillenole says: Mar 10, 2012 9:29 AM

    Jacksonville DOES NOT WANT TIM TEBOW. No matter how many times it is written on this “blog site,” it will not change. they could have gotten him, and passed. PERIOD!

    ————————————-

    Dont presume to speak for all of Jacksonville. Gene Smith is awful and his inability to trade down for Tebow helped propel Weaver out the door ala poor ticket sales.

    I hate the Gators; I hate the SEC. I am a Jaguar season ticket holder and I’m tired of being embarrassed by our weak fanbase. The city deserves better than empty seats and tarps. And yeah, our fans are weak.

    If Tebow fixes that, and he would, so be it. The so-called fans in this city do not want a world-wide phenom who took a bad team into the playoffs? To finally get some excitement for the $35 million under the cap piece of flaming garbage we are use to?

    I think some of you like being the victim on here. I for one am sick of it.

  47. Tebow goes to JAX. JAX no longer has blackouts for their home games. If Tebow continues to develop, he saves football in JAX…very simple.

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