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Source: If Manning picks Denver, Tebow is gone

Peyton Manning, Tim Tebow electronic billboard AP

There’s a good reason for Tim Tebow to be rattled by the Broncos’ pursuit of Peyton Manning.

Per a source with knowledge of the dynamics in Denver, if the Broncos land Manning, Tebow most likely will be gone.

He wouldn’t be cut.  He’d be traded.  At while the number of potentially interested teams isn’t known, the next yard sale at Shad Khan’s house may include some oversized tarps.

Yes, we’re told that the Jaguars are in the mix to acquire Tebow via trade.

But if Manning doesn’t pick the Broncos, Plan B most likely doesn’t entail Tebow leaving.  As we understand it, the Broncos already have done their due diligence (i.e., tampering) regarding the looming free-agent class, and the Broncos are having a hard time finding anyone who would be interested in becoming the focal point of the fury of the Tebowmaniacs.

Manning may not be, either.  And if Peyton passes, Tebow will stay put for now, with the Broncos likely using a second- or third-round pick on a rookie quarterback and signing a veteran and hoping for the best.

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122 Responses to “Source: If Manning picks Denver, Tebow is gone”
  1. FinFan68 says: Mar 11, 2012 8:28 AM

    Most of us already guessed that. Bringing in Manning is the only way to get rid of Tebow without losing first. It is also the only way to do it without severe fan backlash

  2. rip4gehrig says: Mar 11, 2012 8:32 AM

    If Manning wanted to play outside he would be better off going to KC or Seattle. If weather is a factor in his decision, Seattle doesnt have the greatest weather in the world but it would be better than both KC and Denver.

  3. 7thlombardiontheway says: Mar 11, 2012 8:32 AM

    LOL!

  4. sportsmeccabi says: Mar 11, 2012 8:32 AM

    I hope Tebow does get to go to Jacksonville so he can finally play for a team that hope he succeeds.
    Never seen a GM and a head coach want to actually see their first round draft choice quarterback fail.

  5. joetoronto says: Mar 11, 2012 8:34 AM

    Gone to Jacksonville, where the sheep think he’s the greatest thing since sliced bread.

    KAHN! :)

  6. packfaninchitown says: Mar 11, 2012 8:34 AM

    Trade Tebow, a potential franchise QB, instead of having him learn at the feet of Manning, at best a 1-2 year band aid with the chance of getting hurt very easily?

    What’s Elway thinking?

  7. stellarperformance says: Mar 11, 2012 8:35 AM

    I hope Manning flourishes wherever he ends up. And I have nothing against the Colts organization either. They both did it like pros. Manning understands the business side of things, took it like a man, retained his desire to compete (he’ll still want to show the Colts up…which is OK,) and will play the field until he finds a good fit. A real pro.

    This is unlike Favre when he “departed” by faking retirement in the hope he could get an unconditional release and be free to join the Vikings…his preferred team of choice at the time (not his own teammates.) Big difference. Same difference between a pro and a self-centered egomaniac.

    Long live Manning.

  8. gocanesfinsjags says: Mar 11, 2012 8:37 AM

    If Jax does trade for him, he better be willing to change positions because all the cards are in with Gabbert. Especially when we pick up a quality reciever via free agency or the draft.

  9. raiderfankirk says: Mar 11, 2012 8:40 AM

    Why? They could use a FB.

  10. cardsfann1 says: Mar 11, 2012 8:42 AM

    Cards make the most sense! Tebow stays in Denver…

  11. jvillenole says: Mar 11, 2012 8:43 AM

    “Yes, we’re told that the Jaguars are in the mix to acquire Tebow via trade.”

    Riiiiggghhht!

    Keep stoking the non-existant Tebow-to-Jax rumors.

    Never going to happen. PERIOD. Last thing they want in Jacksonville is that circus. How productive would it be to have Tebow with Gabbert on the team? As long as Gene Smith is the GM, Tebow will not be in Jacksonville.

    That is a 100% guarantee. I sincerely hope Manning goes to Denver just to show credible your “source” is.

  12. runmjd says: Mar 11, 2012 8:44 AM

    Bring him to Jacksonville. He won’t be our franchise QB longterm, but he’d sell some tickets. I’m all for it.

  13. 4oledc says: Mar 11, 2012 8:47 AM

    if manning picks denver, tebow is going to lead all tight ends in receiving yards…

  14. ozierdisaster3335 says: Mar 11, 2012 8:48 AM

    I really think we need people with the attitude and heart that tebow shows, its hard to find that anymore … but Manning is a once in a lifetime opportunity (if he’s healthy)

  15. jvillenole says: Mar 11, 2012 8:48 AM

    Shouldn’t you rename this forum to “Latest News and Rumor Creation?”

  16. packerman1968 says: Mar 11, 2012 8:49 AM

    Why would Manning want to go to a town that turns so fast on its “Savior”

  17. beckzhere says: Mar 11, 2012 8:50 AM

    Tebow is an enigma. You’re either all about him or can’t stand him. There seems to be no middle ground for him. He’s a proven winner and yet they can’t wait to ship him off.

    Tebow works in mysterious ways.

  18. rexismybff says: Mar 11, 2012 8:50 AM

    Scenario – what if:

    1. Denver grabs Manning, gives him tons of guaranteed money for 4 years
    2. Trades Tebow to Jacksonville
    3. Brings in a couple of scrubs like Rex Grossman as backups
    4. Manning gets hurt in game 3, Broncos finish season 5-11
    5. Manning never plays again, Broncos go into 10-year death spiral, Bowlen loses team, Elway loses job

    Would it have been worth it? This is the big chance you take…

  19. natigator says: Mar 11, 2012 8:50 AM

    I realize Tebow had many of bad (awful) outings, but I can’t wrap my mind around the logic of dumping your first year starter who helped the team to over-achieve, win their division, and to win a playoff game.

    Not to mention Tebow was one of, if not THE, biggest stories of the season. His jersey is a hot seller, he is endorsement gold, and has a huge fanbase.

    Whatever, old horseface – its not like he lined up under the guard for his first snap

  20. pastabelly says: Mar 11, 2012 8:51 AM

    Tebow is toxic and a receiver’s worst nightmare.

  21. bbking0420 says: Mar 11, 2012 8:51 AM

    Yes Peyton Manning is a great QB,and a first ballot Hall of Fame!!!!BUT Tim Tebow deserves every right to be the Denver Broncos starting QB next season!He might not have the strongest arm or the best mechanics,but the kid has Heart!!!When the Broncos drafted him they knee what kind of QB he was!!!! I know he had to be so discouraged right now.He did not have a real training camp last year,because of the lockout,and the fact that Kyle Orton was still around!!Tebow has my vote!!The kid is a winner!! He is no worse then Mark Sanchez,and the Jets signed him to a 3 year extension!!Tim Tebow keep your head held high no matter what brother!!!Good luck next year,and God Bless!!!

  22. thesaint257 says: Mar 11, 2012 8:52 AM

    Who knew a 48% completion and a game with only completing two passes and an idiotic Skip Bayless singing your high praise could get you canned, edp. If a Hall of Famer decides to play there ?

  23. randomguy9999 says: Mar 11, 2012 8:52 AM

    tebow should be gone no matter what….

  24. duanethomas says: Mar 11, 2012 8:52 AM

    Traded? Why would a team trade for him when they know Denver wants him gone and will cut him eventually if Mannings is there? No way in heck Tebow is around if Manning is there, is Manning going to run the spread?

  25. brenenostler says: Mar 11, 2012 8:53 AM

    But I thought he was the starter going into training camp?!?!?!?!?

  26. fissels says: Mar 11, 2012 8:54 AM

    Could be a break for Tebow to go to a place where he’s appreciated

  27. frostbelt says: Mar 11, 2012 8:54 AM

    What an awful billboard

  28. dumbasdirt says: Mar 11, 2012 8:56 AM

    That’s a rotten way to treat a QB that took a team that was 1-4 to the playoffs and won a playoff game.
    Style points count in gymnastics not in football.
    Winning is what should count and Tebow knows how to win!

  29. jaystus says: Mar 11, 2012 8:57 AM

    Jacksonville is not interested, but nice try.

  30. mtheparrothead says: Mar 11, 2012 8:57 AM

    Wait. I thought the jags were trading up to get rg3? If this idiot comes to jax I cancel my season tickets.

  31. Exiled1 says: Mar 11, 2012 8:58 AM

    Sounds to me like “Tebowmania” is about through in Denver.

    Ship him to Jax for Gabbert then sign a veteran.

  32. madmax80 says: Mar 11, 2012 8:59 AM

    Does anyone else think it would be appropriate if Tebow just disappeared on Easter Sunday?

    Anyone?

  33. cometkazie says: Mar 11, 2012 9:01 AM

    So much for a boring off-season.

  34. macarwolf says: Mar 11, 2012 9:01 AM

    Jaguars could acquire Tebow for a 6th rd pick. I love how there is a leak of information regarding Tebow. It goes by the name Source on all Bronco intel. Teams that could use Tebow IMO: They have the infracture in place Chiefs, Seahawks, then there is Cardinals, and Jaguars

  35. cmarsh64 says: Mar 11, 2012 9:02 AM

    This would be a stupid decision on Denver’s part,let Tebow learn from one of the greatest QB’s to play the game. If they trade him and Manning gets hurt then who do they have as Insurance?

  36. LoCoSu@%s says: Mar 11, 2012 9:03 AM

    Really? People are really scared about the reaction of “tebowmaniacs”?
    Wow. I guess there is really no end to irrational behavior.
    Wow.

  37. kenny1976 says: Mar 11, 2012 9:04 AM

    If they get Manning they wont get anything more than like a conditional 3rd rounder.Bonehead move by the broncos brass considering Tebow was the reason for the turn around last year.
    Manning is 1 good hit away from done.1 good hit!
    Atleast with Tebow you have someone that will learn and progress.Manning will regress skill wise and your only looking at like a 2 year window.

  38. skoobyfl says: Mar 11, 2012 9:06 AM

    Damned if you do, Damned if you don’t.

  39. bobbyd12 says: Mar 11, 2012 9:08 AM

    Anybody that believes Manning is going to cold, less oxygen Denver needs to see a psychiatrist. The last place a 36 year old QB who has had multiple neck surgeries wants to be is Denver. Tim Te-blow is safe.

  40. tybrew says: Mar 11, 2012 9:10 AM

    Just the reason I can’t stand The Mannings….Divas would be to nice of a word….doing all this dog and pony crap…pick a team clown your not going to be that good…..selfish…..selfish … me..me..You will never be better than Tom Brady!!! Patriots for Life!!!

  41. realitypolice says: Mar 11, 2012 9:10 AM

    @natigator:

    Tebow did none of those things. Denver was held back by Tebow’s poor play and would have been better with a QB capable of putting up even the most mediocre of numbers.

  42. jimbo75025 says: Mar 11, 2012 9:11 AM

    sportsmeccabi says:
    Mar 11, 2012 8:32 AM
    I hope Tebow does get to go to Jacksonville so he can finally play for a team that hope he succeeds.
    Never seen a GM and a head coach want to actually see their first round draft choice quarterback fail.

    _________

    Tebow was not drafted by Elway and Fox. He is a holdover from the Josh McDaniel failed experiment. I am sure that had Elway/Fox been there during the draft where Tebow was taken, he would never have worn a Bronco uniform.

  43. deangelo23hall says: Mar 11, 2012 9:11 AM

    Who’s Peyton Manning?

  44. nunpuncher says: Mar 11, 2012 9:11 AM

    If Tebow got traded to Jacksonville would it be a sin to burn your Broncos jerseys?

  45. j0hnnyv says: Mar 11, 2012 9:12 AM

    Cue the immediate “no, you’re lying about the Jags being interested in Tebow!” from the Ultra Sensitive Jaguars homers in 3..2…..1…

  46. packerman1968 says: Mar 11, 2012 9:15 AM

    If they get Manning and keep Tebow, they could make Double Noodle Arm Soup.

  47. johnnyjagfan says: Mar 11, 2012 9:16 AM

    Tebow understands the big picture. If he could sit and learn the NFL passing game behind Manning and still be in his 4th or 5th year when handed back the reins, he’d be all the better for it.

  48. kelmcc says: Mar 11, 2012 9:26 AM

    If Elway can get out from under Tebow with this move… He is a genius.

    Plus, it give s Jax and the NFL the ability to jack up the price for moving the Jags to LA in two years.

  49. mempusa says: Mar 11, 2012 9:26 AM

    If Manning picks Denver, God will limit his throwing ability and make this the worst move in Bronco’s history…Imagine? whoa!

  50. peytonalexis says: Mar 11, 2012 9:29 AM

    It’s funny to me how Mark sanchez drafted in 2009 gets a contract extension.. Alex Smith gets a contract extension or is on the brink of one- both are in my book gone after this year.. there is a reason why Alex Smith remains unsigned- there is a reason Jets fans didn’t rejoice over Mark Magazine Cover Sanchez- Tebow on the other hand is treated like a piece of trash that the Broncos are praying not to get stuck with. What is wrong with this picture? Alex Smith should have been replaced 2 years ago.. Mark Sanchez is a leader.. but a toxic one. Think about this.. how can anyone on a team keep their focus on football.. if you have a young QB more interested in Magazine covers and commercials than being a leader? You lead.. they will follow.. Tebow is the best leader a team could ask for- if the broncos do this Manning thing- I’ll hate them more than I hate the Jets. You people who are not religious.. you are doing the same things that you hate Christians for.. you say- Christians are judgmental bible thumpers.. yet after 1 full year as Tebow in at starer.. you’re hating on him with a passion.. not because of his learning curve as a starter.. no .. it’s bcause of his faith.. can we say double standards?

  51. insider7 says: Mar 11, 2012 9:32 AM

    I can hear it now. John Elway’s opening remarks at the press conference announcing the signing of Peyton Manning: “I’d like to thank my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ….”

  52. runmjd says: Mar 11, 2012 9:35 AM

    Bring him to Jacksonville.

  53. jiggy3198 says: Mar 11, 2012 9:40 AM

    What now skip bayless the biggest moron in the world. Hates flacco a four year wonder but loves Tebow who is going to be replaced by a dude with a broken neck and noodle arm.

  54. tennesseeoilers says: Mar 11, 2012 9:40 AM

    Tebow ending up in Jacksonville … ? I mean, can you imagine? Two QBs that are ying and yang vying for the starting spot. Everything Gabbert is lacking (toughness, leadership, and the ability to improvise under pressure) Tebow has in spades. Gabbert meanwhile has the versatile arm and pretty pass Tebow hasn’t displayed. Which would you want running your offense?

  55. acanniv says: Mar 11, 2012 9:47 AM

    Stop acting like Denver has terrible weather!!! KC is is colder and wetter than Denver in the winter. Seattle is just as cold and way wetter. We get 300+ days of sunshine each year. Snow rarely stays around for more than a couple of days. If anything, the weather in Denver is an attraction, not a deterrent.

  56. dobberdubinsky says: Mar 11, 2012 9:49 AM

    Unless they plan to trade him for players, I think he would benefit more by learning from Manning for a few years and then taking over once Manning retires. Broncos won’t get back in return what they paidfor him (a 1st round pick) so I don’t see this being a good trade unless it’s player for player.

  57. The Prophet says: Mar 11, 2012 9:51 AM

    I HIGHLY doubt Manning will choose Denver. The only reason he WOULD have is to brag about posting up bigger numbers with an average offense than Tebow, yet still wouldn’t make it very far in the offseason.

    If anything this is just the next chapter in Elway/Fox’s “war” against Tim Tebow.

  58. waldoampere says: Mar 11, 2012 9:56 AM

    So then signing Manning really would be a win-win move for the Broncos.

  59. sakatak says: Mar 11, 2012 10:00 AM

    Denver knows there are teams that are willing to overpay for Tebow in a trade situation, depending on the players and draft choices received, Denver would be foolish not to trade him even if Manning goes somewhere else.

  60. football2011 says: Mar 11, 2012 10:00 AM

    John Elway has become a bitter old man. He is so jealous that another QB that he didn’t draft will do well in Denver that he is sobotaging Tebow every way he can.

    sick sick scik

  61. das14 says: Mar 11, 2012 10:02 AM

    If you run into a lion cage covered with steaks the lion will eat you.

  62. ronswansonsdinner says: Mar 11, 2012 10:05 AM

    He would get traded to the Pats. Back up Brady, have a few designed plays for him. He can learn under Brady. McDaniels is the OC there and Belicheck has always been a fan.

  63. leatherface2012 says: Mar 11, 2012 10:06 AM

    shouldnt denver check with god, or at least a local minister first? this is like santorum thinking he has a chance because his wife said god told her he could do it

  64. r66x says: Mar 11, 2012 10:09 AM

    Tebow should go whether or not Manning comes or not…. Denver wants a football team, not a circus.

    Tebow could sell seats in Jacksonville, so ship him there.

  65. fairweatherfan says: Mar 11, 2012 10:13 AM

    Tebow to JAX makes total sense. He is the only one who can fill the stadium in your backwater burg. I will gladly fly the 700 miles to see him and MJD play and will buy jerseys. With the added revenue, they might actually stay there. Otherwise, look for them to move to LA (or somewhere else) within 5 years.

  66. andrewfbrowne says: Mar 11, 2012 10:14 AM

    I always like the anonymous unnamed “sources with knowledge of…” label. It is a euphemism for pure rumor.

    Have to feel bad for Tebow, takes over the reins with a team that was 1-4 and gets them to playoffs and a gets them a home game and they beat the rep from the AFC in the superbowl the year before in overtime and for that, he gets shown the door. I was not a fan before, but it is hard for me to root for Manning in his new digs if that ends up being what happens. I hope Elway and Bowen fall on their faces if they do the kid wrong like that. It is one thing to say it is a business it is another to just slap someone who did you an awlful lot of good.

  67. xpensivewinos says: Mar 11, 2012 10:14 AM

    If Manning spurns the Dolphins, that little old lady that owns the team will snap. Ross will give the Broncos their next 75 #1 picks in order to acquire someone that popular.

    ……and if Tebow was a lousy singer, he would get an ownership stake as well!

  68. hollymolley says: Mar 11, 2012 10:15 AM

    This is kinda outa far left field, but late Sat night Philly talk radio made mention that Andy R. may have had contact with Tebow. I know it sounds wacky, but the more you think about it ????

  69. letojgo says: Mar 11, 2012 10:16 AM

    jvillenole wrote:
    Mar 11, 2012 8:48 AM
    Shouldn’t you rename this forum to “Latest News and Rumor Creation?”

    spot on – would give 100 thumbs up if I could – the only thing I’d add to the forum title would be “Latest news already reported by another outlet – ….”

  70. howmanyringsyourteamgot says: Mar 11, 2012 10:22 AM

    You keep whining about tampering, talk about beating a dead horse. Every team bends the rule leading up to free agency so get over it already.

  71. rip4gehrig says: Mar 11, 2012 10:24 AM

    Jacksonville? now THATS funny!!!!

  72. ebbycalvinlaloosh says: Mar 11, 2012 10:25 AM

    Two points in response to some of the earlier posts in this thread: 1. Elway doesn’t want Tebow to fail. Tebow already has failed. He is terrible, and has no business starting for the Broncos or any other team; and 2. The “source” is likely one of the local Denver sports writers who is simply assuming that Tebow would be traded if the Broncos sign Manning. They’re also assuming that Tebow actually has trade value. Best case would be to trade him to Jax, but even the Jags won’t give up more than a 4th round pick, and that’s because he’d put some butts in the seats in Jax. If it was based on talent alone, there’s no way anyone would/should give up more than a 6th round pick.

  73. isaacnewtonqb says: Mar 11, 2012 10:27 AM

    And sitting in the back row, waving his hand like a first grader who knows the answer to the question, is Brady Quinn.

  74. realitypolice says: Mar 11, 2012 10:29 AM

    I’ll say it again because I so enjoy all of the thumbs down from the Tebow maniacs:

    If Denver signs Manning, Tebow needs to walk into John Fox’s office immediately and ask to be taught how to play tight end.

    This guy is a physical freak. Big, strong, fast, and hard to tackle in the open field. Every single skill set necessary to be a Gronkowski-type disruption all over the field, Tebow has.

    Not sure how great he is at catching the ball, but it can’t be any worse than he is at throwing it, and with lots of reps, I am sure he could develop at least decent hands.

    Only Ego would prevent Tebow from making this move. If he stubbornly insists on getting another chance at QB, it will show us alot about his actual character, IMO.

  75. laeaglefan says: Mar 11, 2012 10:34 AM

    Let Tebow play one more season as the starter. After that, his fans will be volunteering to drive him to the airport to get him out of town.

  76. abninf says: Mar 11, 2012 10:42 AM

    jaystus says: Mar 11, 2012 8:57 AM

    Jacksonville is not interested, but nice try.
    —————————————————–

    I guess you didn’t hear the new owner’s comments about Tebow.

  77. firedup1 says: Mar 11, 2012 10:49 AM

    As a Chief fan I would not want Tebow on my team, even as a free agent. He sucks as a QB.

  78. realitypolice says: Mar 11, 2012 10:58 AM

    @The Prophet:

    Yeah, because that’s what 3-time MVP and Super Bowl champ headed to the hall of fame cares about: showing up an overmatched one year starter.

    There is no such thing as an “average” offense with Peyton Manning at QB. Did you watch the Colts this year? That offense, which couldn’t muster 17 points a game, was basically the same one Manning led the year before.

    Dan Lebatard once asked Tony Dungy how many yards a shopping cart with a mannequin arm would have averaged in a Manning offense and Dungy said 40 catches and five touchdowns a season.

    If Manning is healthy, the offensive line is strong, and the defense plays as well as it did last year before falling apart due to Tebow leading the league in 3 and out possessions, The Broncos would be a top 5 team in the AFC, easily.

  79. nomoreseasontix says: Mar 11, 2012 11:03 AM

    I’m not gonna say anything realistic about Tebow.
    It gets the glassy-eyed Tebow zombies all worked up.
    It’s too early to be insulted…

  80. forevercorr says: Mar 11, 2012 11:04 AM

    I think keeping Tebow should be part of the attraction for Manning. The kid works hard and could learn a lot from Peyton. He could also take short yardage scenarios so Peyton can avoid getting hit. Surely Peyton must know he’s one good hit away from ending his career. Denver has the o-line to protect him (something Seattle and Arizona doesn’t have), a dynamic defense, the cap space to sign Peyton and his buddies Clark and Wayne, a powerful run game, and a protege. Sure, it snows sometimes, but the sun shines a good deal too. We’ll see.
    Now if Elway and Fox were smart, they’d be selling this to Tim right now, making him feel secure and excited to learn from one of the greatest in the game.

  81. peytonsneck18 says: Mar 11, 2012 11:10 AM

    Broke down Peyton is causing all kinds of problems wth teams he are visiting and he hasn’t even showed them he can throw a ball yet. Teams selling their souls to the devil will regret it if he signs with u. He’s done, injured , arm nerves haven’t regenerated yet. Funny how teams are kissing his A$$ to get him. But they won’t be happy wth the results. He’ll be christopher reeved soon

  82. gilgafresh says: Mar 11, 2012 11:14 AM

    Oh, so NOW we’re believing what the media tells us? C’mon, folks! It almost NEVER goes down how it’s reported to supposedly go down.

    So, with that in mind here’s what MY source (i.e. my brain) is telling me.

    - Manning goes to Denver.
    - Tebow stays in Denver.
    - Media tells us they knew that’s what would happen and that it made the most sense.
    - Fans believe them and wait for the next story where their emotional and intellectual strings will be yanked by professional puppeteers.
    - The Tebow/Elway/Manning chiding continues…
    - And… nope. That should do it.

  83. 6ball says: Mar 11, 2012 11:38 AM

    .

    Tebow to Patriots for Ryan Mallet and future considerations.

    Future considerations allow Denver to save face if Tebow performs well as a role player. John Elway has to love Mallet’s arm.

    .

  84. palewook says: Mar 11, 2012 11:39 AM

    not another team would trade much for tebow

  85. tropboi11 says: Mar 11, 2012 11:39 AM

    Enough already, do you really think Manning is going to Denver over Arizona or Miami?

  86. packeranddarien says: Mar 11, 2012 11:44 AM

    It’s funny to me how Mark sanchez drafted in 2009 gets a contract extension.. Alex Smith gets a contract extension or is on the brink of one- both are in my book gone after this year.. there is a reason why Alex Smith remains unsigned- there is a reason Jets fans didn’t rejoice over Mark Magazine Cover Sanchez- Tebow on the other hand is treated like a piece of trash that the Broncos are praying not to get stuck with. What is wrong with this picture? Alex Smith should have been replaced 2 years ago.. Mark Sanchez is a leader.. but a toxic one. Think about this.. how can anyone on a team keep their focus on football.. if you have a young QB more interested in Magazine covers and commercials than being a leader? You lead.. they will follow.. Tebow is the best leader a team could ask for- if the broncos do this Manning thing- I’ll hate them more than I hate the Jets. You people who are not religious.. you are doing the same things that you hate Christians for.. you say- Christians are judgmental bible thumpers.. yet after 1 full year as Tebow in at starer.. you’re hating on him with a passion.. not because of his learning curve as a starter.. no .. it’s bcause of his faith.. can we say double standards?

    Christians? JUDGEMENTAL? Are you serious?

    Do you know why we “hateful of Christians” realists take shots at you God-squadders?

    Because you just can’t see the actual truth.

    HE. CANNOT. PLAY. At least not QB in the NFL.

    You will see over time what the majority of scouts, coaches, and executives already know. And there isn’t a team in the league that will “wait” for Tebow to be “re-invented” as a credible NFL quarterback. That is what the “taxi” squad was for and they did away with that in the early 1970′s. Too much time and money to waste for that particular reclaimation project to take ahold.

    Consider this: Why would Denver (much less any NFL playoff team) be looking to move on from their starter at QB, under contract, after a division winning season AND ….a playoff win?

    Simple. Because he is part of the problem and not the solution. He might make some brilliant throws here and there, but a 36% completion percentage isn’t going to get it done in the long run. And John Elway knows that.

    Can’t play. Period. Sucks.

  87. jmclarkent says: Mar 11, 2012 11:47 AM

    I don’t see why they cannot keep both. Manning is 35; Tebow needs to learn how to pass. Seems like a win/win.

  88. tyshy says: Mar 11, 2012 11:54 AM

    With Tebows playing style, Denver could end up with 2 QBs requiring neck surgery at the end of the year if they get PM.

  89. 84sgl says: Mar 11, 2012 12:01 PM

    Think about this.. Matt Moore led the dolphins to a 6-2 record I believe as a starter this season. He will most likely be gone or end up back as a career backup. No one seems to care about Matt Moore or is saying “This was his first real season as a starter in this new system, give him a chance. He’s a winner!” This is the NFL where the top 32 QB’s ought to be the best 32 in the world. Tebow is far from that. He has intangibles but guess what, so does Colt McCoy. No ones crying for Colt.

  90. swagjag says: Mar 11, 2012 12:02 PM

    For years Jags fans have had to suffer watching one of the most predictable offenses in NFL history. So they bring in a coach and OC that the team feels has the capacity to implement a much more pass oriented attack, and who better to run this offense than a guy who couldn’t hit the broad side of Noah’s Ark.

    This move won’t happen for a number of reasons, the least of which being your “source” wears clown shoes.

  91. milehigh85 says: Mar 11, 2012 12:03 PM

    Anonymous source strikes again!! This is trash… Total garbage.

  92. pandebailey says: Mar 11, 2012 12:06 PM

    Oh so just TRADE Tim Tebow? Right. That sounds so easy! How about a straight up trade for Rex Grossman or Albert Hainesworth – nobody in the NFL wants them either.

    The one team MAYBE interested is the Jags – but mostly to help them sell tickets and beer in Jacksonville. After that, the rest of the NFL is laughing at the idea.

  93. deadmanwalking47 says: Mar 11, 2012 12:06 PM

    ever thought that maybe PM will be brought in to be a true mentor to tebow?who would’nt want to learn from the greatest qb in the nfl the last 40 years?
    tebow can still also be a major player for the broncos with manning as qb too,can’t he? the wildcat can be ran with him,lining him up as a hb or te,and using him as a decoy would help the bronocs greatly!

  94. ernie ernie says: Mar 11, 2012 12:16 PM

    The religious nuts who love Tebow will not let Denver take Manning and replace their savior. Or should I say, savior of the month.
    They will put billboards up all over the place trashing management and Elway to the point that Manning says, hey you people are nuts, I ain’t playing there.

    Seriously Manning will not go to Denver. If he slips up, even a little the fans would go nuts and scream for Tebow and that would be it for his career. He won’t take that chance having Tebow breathing down his neck waiting for the curtain to come up for the next act.

    I see Manning in Arizona, a very good fit for him. Miami is also on the board since he has a home there. Denver, no chance.

  95. konaehukai says: Mar 11, 2012 12:25 PM

    Lulz @ all the people thinking the weather in denver sucks during the winter. Keep thinking that. Please don’t move here. We’re full of people from Cali already.

    I don’t want Manning here. Who knows how healthy he is anyway. He’s going to get a lot of money for maybe, maybe 3 or 4 years. That’s if he’s healthy.

  96. electstat says: Mar 11, 2012 12:28 PM

    I have a difficult time seeing him going to Denver. Elway is like Namath…he knows that he is relevant as long as the team doesn’t win another SB.

  97. johnnythek1 says: Mar 11, 2012 12:31 PM

    I have no idea if Tebow will succeed or not. But one thing is certain… I have never seen such non-support from a front office or coaching staff for a quarterback that 1) won the majority of games he started in his first full year as a pro and 2) generated such overwhelming positive publicity for his team.

    Every news story/sound byte coming out of Horseface, I mean Elway, and his hand puppet Fox have been full of the most lukewarm praise imaginable. What a classless organization. Rocky Mountain Blight.

  98. shackdelrio says: Mar 11, 2012 12:40 PM

    The Jaguars don’t want Tebow. Why is that so hard to understand. They didn’t want him in 2010. They don’t want him now. The majority of Jaguar fans don’t want or care about Tebow. What magic tickets would he sell? The team has not had a blackout since 2009.

  99. mogogo1 says: Mar 11, 2012 12:51 PM

    I don’t really get why he’d have to be gone. Peyton isn’t going to play for all that much longer and a couple years learning from him might actually make Tebow into the sort of passer that could succeed long-term in the NFL.

    I like Tebow, but within a few years he won’t be the running threat he is now and then he’ll actually have to complete the majority of his passes and do so from in the pocket. That’s going to be the reality no matter where he plays and that’s going to mean him being more accurate and knowing how to read defenses. Who better to help him develop than somebody like Peyton Manning?

  100. biglebronski says: Mar 11, 2012 12:55 PM

    Peyton’s nostrils are perfect for sucking in that thick Denver air.

  101. chefjayson says: Mar 11, 2012 1:03 PM

    Ok…I’m over it. 1st…to everyone that acts like Peyton is “1 hit away from done,” posts should go like this. Research, think, post. In that order. When the doctors cleared him to play, it was because the fusion worked and his neck was strong enough to take an nfl tackle. He’s no more likely to break his neck on the football field than any other qb. The reason for his long delay and subsequent cutting by th Colts…is because of nerve damage weakening his throwing arm. Not because his neck was made from glass and they were concerned for his safety. 2nd…while Mark Sanchez may be garbage…he is lightyears ahead of Tebow as he is capable of completing an nfl forward pass. 3rd…Peyton might be a bandaid…but Tebow is a “fandaid.” He’s a subpar qb and whatever you’re taking that makes you think he should start instead of PEYTON MANNING should be marketed because it obviously has some powerful holucinagens

  102. mullman7675 says: Mar 11, 2012 1:06 PM

    Tebow is the first round pick of the former regime ( McDaniels), not Elway’s guy. The new brass will look to replace him this season, guaranteed. The zealots who follow Tebow like he’s the second coming are scary people. Those who allow religion/ faith to cloud common sense are weak minded individuals. Shake yourself people, “God” could not care less about football…

  103. Elliot M. Tate says: Mar 11, 2012 1:10 PM

    It’s amazing how much vitriol a terrible “quarterback” receives, yet even a caveman knows that none of the hatred has anything to do with his ability to play this game. Terrible players don’t deserve media coverage.

  104. peytonalexis says: Mar 11, 2012 1:14 PM

    Alex Smith
    Kevin Kolb
    Matt Cassel
    Tavaris Jackson
    Mark Sanchez
    Matt Moore
    Colt Mccoy
    Every Washington Redskin starting QB in the last 10 years
    Christian Ponder
    Josh Freeman
    Blaine Gabbert

    Above are QB;’S that all started in 2011- most will be starting in 2012 as well.. Now Tim Tebow is getting the special attention.. why are you not lynching rag arm Colt Mccoy or Mark Sanchez who is worried about being Mr New York instead of QB Of New York- how about Alex Smith? he wont be signed by anyone other than sanfran .. Tim Tebow is being ripped.. yet Colt Mccoy who is a 3 year starter is getting the free pass- Why are you not telling Colt Mccoy to switch to TE and if hes not willing to then he is only half a man? Why not tell Josh Freeman to be a long snapper ? Tebow is hated for many reasons and it’s not his play.. if it were .. you’d be tossing Colt Mccoy under the bus also. Tim Tebow had 1 year to play and develop as a QB in the NFL- Yet Colt Mccoy has had a lot of time to develop and yet he gets a pass.

    If you are going to toss Tebow under a bus.. your going to need to toss half of the NFL qb’s under the bus.. and while we are at it.. lets toss in people like Reggie Bush who was drafted 2 overall and didn’t live up to the hype= bash tebow.. but bash Colt Mccoy, Josh Freeman and many others also.

  105. mullman7675 says: Mar 11, 2012 1:32 PM

    tybrew says:
    Mar 11, 2012 9:10 AM
    Just the reason I can’t stand The Mannings….Divas would be to nice of a word….doing all this dog and pony crap…pick a team clown your not going to be that good…..selfish…..selfish … me..me..You will never be better than Tom Brady!!! Patriots for Life!!!

     2 15 
    You fool. This is the first time Peyton has been a free agent, he is allowed to take a few private jet rides and feel the market. You call the Mannings divas, yet you follow the prettiest QB in he league who is married to a model and got busted doing the “white mans overbite” dance while having his hair pulled back into some fem ponytail!! Just goes to show how spun Patriots fans are- bunch of cheater loving, chowder guzzling east coast honks…

  106. trubroncfan07 says: Mar 11, 2012 1:52 PM

    Tebow and the 25th Pick in the draft to Jax for their 7th pick.

  107. trubroncfan07 says: Mar 11, 2012 1:53 PM

    Broncos can take Richardson from Bama.

  108. yevrag3535 says: Mar 11, 2012 1:54 PM

    Manning will play 4 games at best this year. He is old with a seriou neck injury, wake up people. He is done. He is a fraud.

  109. colt2011 says: Mar 11, 2012 1:55 PM

    This speculation is not only Media hype, it’s fan hysteria.

    Nice to read the optimistic comments, but too many are negative and really going overboard on nasty.

    NFL is a business and players move about, get traded and cut all the time. Both Peyton Manning and Tim Tebow deserve more respect.

    Fans have a right to their opinions and wish lists. In the end it’s not our choice what happens.

  110. yahmule says: Mar 11, 2012 1:57 PM

    If Jacksonville wants to cough up #7 overall, they’ve got a deal. Tebow would be worth tens of millions in added revenue to the Jaguars annually. If they want to play hardball, they can prepare for the eventual move to Los Angeles.

    Besides, the Broncos would just be sparing them blowing the pick on another Blaine Gabbert or Tyson Alualu or Eugene Monroe or Derrick Harvey, etc, etc, etc.

  111. thesportgenius says: Mar 11, 2012 2:02 PM

    The Bears need a good running back…ship him there.

  112. blackdonnelly says: Mar 11, 2012 2:05 PM

    I sense a disturbance.

    Today, here at a mile high, the Tebowmaniacs, whacked-out zealots and clueless types are crowding Denver’s houses of worship praying intently on Tebow staying and starting. Sorry, folks, but all you’ll get today is Communion and perhaps a handshake from the pastor as you’re hauling out the door rushing to get to any electronic device that’ll update you on the non-news of the day.

    Manning isn’t coming to Denver, I sense it, but I don’t think Tebow will start either this season.

  113. thesportgenius says: Mar 11, 2012 2:08 PM

    Tebow getting extra attention? Duh, I can throw left handed better than he can and I’m right handed. He is not an NFL QB. Wild cat sub yes. Stink the joint up for 3 1/2 quarters and then pull off a miracle by some stroke of luck is not the formula for success. Elway knows this thus the pursuit of #18. Denver would be dangerous with Manning, Tebow not so much. All the Tebow maniacs better start praying.

  114. scottdragosnai says: Mar 11, 2012 2:29 PM

    They are dying for a reason to switch at QB
    Scott Dragos NAI

  115. wickerphil says: Mar 11, 2012 2:32 PM

    peytonalexis:

    Give it a rest. The Browns have already stated that Colt McCoy would not be their QB in the future.

    The Cardinals have already stated that Kevin Kolb will have to fight for his job even if they DON’T sign Manning.

    Matt Cassel was injured last year, and when healthy did more than Tebow ever did (led New England to 11-5 a few years ago, led KC to 10-6 two years ago).

    No one has any idea what the Seahawks are going to do for a QB, including the Seahawks.

    The Jets were trying to replace Sanchez with Manning.

    The Redskins just traded for RG3.

    Ponder is a rookie on a horrible team.

    Freeman is a 3rd year QB on a horrible team that just fired their coach. This is his make or break season.

    Blaine Gabbert: rookie on a horrible team.

    Got any more? Please folks, stop it with your “Tim Tebow is being persecuted” angle. Vince Young was 30-17 as a starter for Tennessee, played well as a backup for the Eagles last season, and will be a 3rd string QB at best next year. You guys need to get over yourselves. Until Tim Tebow demonstrates that he can run an NFL offense, and do more in the passing game than just chuck the ball downfield and hope for the best, folks are going to question his ability to play the game. Period.

  116. sean6886 says: Mar 11, 2012 2:43 PM

    sportsmeccabi says:
    Mar 11, 2012 8:32 AM
    I hope Tebow does get to go to Jacksonville so he can finally play for a team that hope he succeeds.
    Never seen a GM and a head coach want to actually see their first round draft choice quarterback fail.

    He wasn’t their first round draft choice. That was the other regime.

  117. maddog303 says: Mar 11, 2012 3:35 PM

    It’s a bad state of affairs to be in – all of the Broncos own making!

    While Elway and Fox had no hand in drafting Tebow – we will always “thank” McDaniels for doing that, we can blame the Broncos for making this into a true circus.

    They had three QB’s and when the fan pressure got to high including that idiotic billboard paid for by someone who does not even live here, they bypassed the number 2 guy – Brady Quinn – to start the circus.

    I was at games where the circus was beyond belief…IF you can entice Manning to come here AND can get “Mr. Perfect” (as some of the Denver media calls Tebow) to stay, it might work out as he is properly tutored in how to throw a football and find his receivers – which he could NOT do this past season regardless as to how he won some games.

    Quinn will not be coming back – he was thrown under the Tebow bus as it rolled along! Elway and Fox have to figure their own way out as we all send McDaniels love thoughts each day! He is all yours NE!

  118. carolinakid says: Mar 11, 2012 3:55 PM

    If Peyton can run the no huddle and pass at least 90% as good as in the past they should be a shoe in for the playoffs.

    Especially with that defense.

    The same defense that keep T-bow from getting the axe midway through the season.

    And people please stop with the prayer BS . Its superstitious garbage.

    People ‘of faith’ have been praying for peace for centuries ….

    How well has that worked out ?

  119. tailgatrz says: Mar 11, 2012 5:52 PM

    Let us look at a little logic, popular or not. Denver has had how many QB’s & coach’s in 7 years? How long have they been in the dirt? Denver needs a long term project, As well as a starting VET that can cultivate a team and a jr. QB to a strong player. RARLEY does a QB just hop into the NFL without working under Veteran without struggle. Lets look at some back up QB’s, that had veterans to work behind. Rogers,S. Young,Brady, Warner. Elway had Morton for a short time, and Elway struggled early in his career. Arizona and Denver have both been playing the QB shuffle, and both struggle because of this. Arizona picks up Peyton, in 2 year’s they will be at the bottom of the pile. Again. Peyton comes to Denver, Play off bound for Denver.
    IF, they trade TT, in 2 years they will have 5 to 8 year stretch of Bottom of the pile, with coaching and QB changes. Again. But, if Peyton comes to Denver, where he has a fan base, and friends, Makes a run for it NOW, while building a YOUNG team up for a takeover by TT in 2-3 years Denver is a front runner in the AFC from 2012 to 2022. If TT can not make it after Peyton retires, then worry about that then, his contract will be up. And we have two guy’s that have “IT”. BTW Peyton and Elway both started as a Colt and grew into a Bronco. So, yea, pick Denver and Keep TT. Talk about UN-STOP-A-BLE

  120. deegolf says: Mar 11, 2012 10:59 PM

    I like to watch Tebow because he has an intangible will to win, and the creative skills to make it happen. I don’t watch him because he is religious. I think strong values probably help him to stay grounded, and to stay out of trouble in his off time. He is an exciting quarterback and a great leader and motivator. This things don’t show up on his stat sheet. He has a winning record in his first year as a starter, he took Denver to the playoffs, and they won a playoff game. A huge improvement over what Denver has done for quite some time. He has a huge fan base, lots of fans are watching that would not normally watch. So… I don’t see much of a down side in what I have mentioned. He does need support from the management, and if he doesn’t get it in Denver, I’d like to see him go to another team.

  121. lluviadegracia says: Mar 12, 2012 2:43 AM

    packeranddarien says:
    HE. CANNOT. PLAY. At least not QB in the NFL.
    Consider this: Why would Denver (much less any NFL playoff team) be looking to move on from their starter at QB, under contract, after a division winning season AND ….a playoff win?
    Simple. Because he is part of the problem and not the solution.
    Can’t play. Period. Sucks.

    …what a bonehead…took a rumor…peppered it with hatred and developed a complete theory about how the Broncos are looking to move on from their starter.. amazing!!…wannabe NFL analyst who denies the obvious…”non-NFL QB’s don’t win divisions, or take teams to playoffs and win, or beat recent Super Bowl champs”….hatred really makes people irrational doesn’t it?

  122. bigvinnyinjax says: Mar 12, 2012 9:02 AM

    It would be bad PR for some if Tebow were made available but not taken by the Jaguars. “You had TWO chances to take him and didn’t????”

    But if he were to come to Jacksonville it would immediately mean that Gabbert was a wasted pick. And it’s not like there would be much trade interest if Gabbert were shopped.

    I am a huge Jaguar fan, and Tebow is probably my favorite player in the league. But the two are just not a good match right now. Why would I not want my favorite player on my favorite team? Because the expectations would be insane and Tebow could never live up the hype. He’ll never be able to do that anywhere, but in his hometown??? Come on.

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