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Broncos’ Ryan Clady: Peyton Manning is just better than Tim Tebow

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When the news broke that Peyton Manning is on the way to Denver and Tim Tebow is on the way out, Broncos left tackle Ryan Clady offered a very simple explanation of the reason for the Broncos’ change at quarterback.

“At the end of the day, Peyton Manning is just better than Tim Tebow,” Clady told ESPN’s Josina Anderson.

When the news broke that Manning had chosen the Broncos, Clady was succinct on Twitter, writing simply, “Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

Broncos linebacker Von Miller offered a similarly pro-Peyton sentiment.

“I love Tim Tebow on and off the field — he is a great teammate,” Miller told Anderson. “But we can learn a lot more from Peyton Manning because he’s been to Super Bowls, he’s a four-time MVP.”

So there’s no doubt that in the Broncos’ locker room, this is welcome news. Tebow was the man who led them to the playoffs last year, but Manning is the man they want leading them going forward.

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72 Responses to “Broncos’ Ryan Clady: Peyton Manning is just better than Tim Tebow”
  1. trollhammer20 says: Mar 19, 2012 12:33 PM

    Clady on water: “It’s wet.”

  2. yelix says: Mar 19, 2012 12:34 PM

    Way to throw him under the bus. Wow. I already hated the Donkeys, but good lord.

  3. vbe2 says: Mar 19, 2012 12:34 PM

    Does McDonald’s need a QB?

  4. zone44blitz says: Mar 19, 2012 12:35 PM

    In other news, the sky is blue.

  5. george1859 says: Mar 19, 2012 12:35 PM

    “At the end of the day, Peyton Manning is just better than Tim Tebow,” Clady told ESPN’s Josina Anderson.

    Gee, ya think?

  6. tim1999 says: Mar 19, 2012 12:37 PM

    Hey Broncs, have you seen Peyton’s playoff resume BEFORE his 4 neck surgeries??
    Peyton ain’t leadin’ you anywhere.

  7. joetoronto says: Mar 19, 2012 12:38 PM

    Quick, somebody reach under the bus and pull Timmy out!

  8. modellforprez says: Mar 19, 2012 12:40 PM

    who knows how that neck is gonna hold up after a jarring hit so someone please find out. I want everybody in this equation to lose cause I hate everybody

  9. marissa227 says: Mar 19, 2012 12:40 PM

    In the backround of all this…. alex smith is wondering just how many chips will be willing to offer him now…

  10. habsman says: Mar 19, 2012 12:40 PM

    Next, Tebow supporters will claim Manning has the “666” tatoo on the back of his head.

  11. caryw30 says: Mar 19, 2012 12:41 PM

    Tebow as a qb was bad. As a person he is top notch. The problem is that people kept combining the two.

  12. bucrightoff says: Mar 19, 2012 12:41 PM

    Tebow sucks, but I get the feeling he cares more about winning than Manning does.

  13. nineroutsider says: Mar 19, 2012 12:42 PM

    Where does Tebow go?

    Up for Jags; Down for Fins

  14. torothebronxbull says: Mar 19, 2012 12:42 PM

    @trollhamer20 & zone44blitz…..that shyt is HILARIOUS!

  15. robertunsoberirish says: Mar 19, 2012 12:43 PM

    Hey yelix, we hate you too. Now go screw yourself.

  16. savocabol1 says: Mar 19, 2012 12:43 PM

    Worst case scenario for the Broncos, Manning gets hurt and Tebow gets traded. Ouch.

  17. thehighhat says: Mar 19, 2012 12:44 PM

    Wow, all these guys throwing him under the bus. Not a lot of class there in Denver.

  18. barneyrumble says: Mar 19, 2012 12:44 PM

    First. I was wrong, I thought it would be the 49ers and that was a no brainer. As an Indiana guy I have watched Peyton for 14 years and now that it is close to being done, I just can’t imagine him in a Broncos uniform, but that appears to be what’s happening. Manning at 72% is better than Tebow at 100% in Broncos minds and the question becomes should Tebow change positions because the guy has heart, and could be a FB or TE or Slot. Just don’t think he throws well enough to be an NFL QB.
    Time for the dominoes to start tumbling.

  19. urworstnitemare58 says: Mar 19, 2012 12:46 PM

    Now Manning has a running game and a great defense in Denver. I to think its just a matter of time before they are in the SB.

  20. shotgungrampa says: Mar 19, 2012 12:49 PM

    I hope Tebow goes to the NFC, plays Manning in the superbowl and beats Manning with his helmet.

    Just sayin

  21. bensstinkyfingers says: Mar 19, 2012 12:50 PM

    I hate to see Tebow constantly cruxified by the media and other players. All the kid wants to do is lead a team and do what he loves. I hope he gets on a team that will appreciate him, and lead them to a title before manning wins another. Elway is still a horsefaced jackass.

  22. bonniebengal says: Mar 19, 2012 12:50 PM

    What a bunch of classless A-holes. I hope Tebow gets some respect on his new team. He’s a winner and a hard worker, and he deserves it.

  23. propertyofthebroncos says: Mar 19, 2012 12:54 PM

    YES!!!!!! goodbye Tebow!!!!!

  24. Commander Buffalo says: Mar 19, 2012 12:55 PM

    The trufe is the trufe. Looks like the Broncos themselves were not swept up by Tebowmania. Good for them.

  25. mecheng04 says: Mar 19, 2012 12:55 PM

    Donks will end up 8-8 and lose out on AFC West title next season….

  26. schmitty2 says: Mar 19, 2012 12:56 PM

    This wins the “No S%$T Sherlock” comment of the day

  27. granadafan says: Mar 19, 2012 12:56 PM

    Wow, and here I thought all this time that Timmy Tebow was BETTER than Manning! Thanks for clearing that up, Clady.

  28. buckybadger says: Mar 19, 2012 12:56 PM

    Tebow is a nice kid but he isn’t a QB. Of course all the players would rather play with Manning than a guy who can’t even throw a spiral.

  29. runrickyrun34 says: Mar 19, 2012 12:56 PM

    Dream Team 2012-2013!

  30. buckybadger says: Mar 19, 2012 12:57 PM

    bonniebengal says:
    Mar 19, 2012 12:50 PM
    What a bunch of classless A-holes. I hope Tebow gets some respect on his new team. He’s a winner and a hard worker, and he deserves it.

    ————-

    Why because they are trying to win? What is the purpose of all this? It is to win and Manning gives them the best chance to. Tebow doesn’t deserve anything and everyone works hard. Tebow will get what he deserves when he earns it.

  31. rollinrubber says: Mar 19, 2012 12:57 PM

    Let’s just hope he does not land here in jax. We already have a rb. Don’t need another

  32. mecheng04 says: Mar 19, 2012 12:57 PM

    urworstnitemare58 says:Mar 19, 2012 12:46 PM

    Now Manning has a running game and a great defense in Denver. I to think its just a matter of time before they are in the SB.
    ——————————————————–
    Tebow was the reason for the great run game. Watch it disappear….

  33. thraiderskin says: Mar 19, 2012 12:59 PM

    not sure what to say about this, I think they come off as traitors.

  34. cags777 says: Mar 19, 2012 12:59 PM

    Well, Mr. Clady, make sure you actually protect Manning from getting hurt next season and you’ll do great.

  35. vbe2 says: Mar 19, 2012 1:02 PM

    bonniebengal says:Mar 19, 2012 12:50 PM

    What a bunch of classless A-holes. I hope Tebow gets some respect on his new team. He’s a winner and a hard worker, and he deserves it.
    ===============================
    He’ll be very lucky if his “new team” is even an NFL team…

  36. proteus914 says: Mar 19, 2012 1:02 PM

    Nobody threw anyone under the bus. Elway simply hired a better player than the one that he already had at quarterback. It happens every day in every sport on every team. Why is this such a surprise to everyone?
    Everyone acts like this is the biggest act of high treason the world has ever seen. Get over it people, its football and Elway is trying to win.

  37. momsasaynt says: Mar 19, 2012 1:03 PM

    Once again being a hard worker and excellent human means nothing to your teammates. Manning is the best choice of course but maybe you guys could let the news go lukewarm before shoving Tebow under the bus. Just Sayin.

  38. jjbadd says: Mar 19, 2012 1:06 PM

    I’m probably one of the few Broncos who ain’t all that excited. We need more than a 36 years old Crick neck QB with a fivehead to get better. Our defense has more holes than a block of Swiss cheese. Good luck Tebow, I really believe you will get better. I just don’t know about this, it don’t feel right…

  39. yelix says: Mar 19, 2012 1:07 PM

    “Hey yelix, we hate you too. Now go screw yourself.”

    Wow, did I say something about this guy’s mom?

    All I said was (and I’m not the only one) that it’s not very classy to just throw Tebow under the bus like that. I don’t disagree with Clady, but that’s just not something you say on the record to an ESPN reporter.

  40. tundey says: Mar 19, 2012 1:11 PM

    Did they really need to do this? What’s the point? Peyton’s ego doesn’t need the massage and there’s no reason to stomp on Tebow.

  41. jasncondit says: Mar 19, 2012 1:12 PM

    Peyton will go down with an injury and Tim will assume the reigns again.

    You heard it here first.

    Signed Kyle Orton.

  42. tatatoothy says: Mar 19, 2012 1:12 PM

    trollhammer20 says:
    Mar 19, 2012 12:33 PM

    Clady on water: “It’s wet.”
    ___________________________________

    LOL!

  43. stunzeed5 says: Mar 19, 2012 1:12 PM

    And why is this “Peyton Manning guy news? What has he ever accomplished?

    The big news is Sexy Rexy re-upped for a year in DC! He is blessing the Skins’ with one more year of excellence. All Peyton was waiting for was Rex to sign so all the limelight can go on Peyton.

    Thumbs up if you agree or Thumbs down if you agree! Or neither means you agree!

    I’m so pumped! HTTR!

  44. ham1 says: Mar 19, 2012 1:13 PM

    All those expensive Tebow jerseys and now you get to start digging in your pockets to plunk down some more hard earned cash for some Manning Jerseys…..

  45. getyourownname says: Mar 19, 2012 1:19 PM

    Clady better hope he doesn’t get cut, then have his career depend on trying out for the team that brings on Tebow.

    Sure, he’s right. No reason to have to say it, though.

  46. cincycosmo says: Mar 19, 2012 1:21 PM

    I don’t know what the Broncos are thinking. Peyton Manning was great, maybe the greatest, but he has a NECK INJURY for Pete’s sake! The surgeons may say he’s OK but you just KNOW he will be fragile.

    I think it will be highly ironic when Manning is injured in the first half of the season and Tebow is off at some other team WINNING.

  47. birdmantd says: Mar 19, 2012 1:26 PM

    Hopefully Mr. Tebow will use this as motivation to become a more complete QB. If he really wants to become an elite QB he should spending a minimum 40 hrs a week in the preseason studying tape and working on mechanics. Admirable though it may be he would need to put aside his charitable and speaking engagements and start immediately.

  48. jpk6044 says: Mar 19, 2012 1:29 PM

    The only reason Peyton Manning has a Super Bowl ring: Rex Grossman.

  49. hellswitch says: Mar 19, 2012 1:30 PM

    In other news, the sun sets in the West.

  50. zonepro764 says: Mar 19, 2012 1:33 PM

    They should have broke the news to Tebow by sending him a picture message of Peyton tebowing in a broncos jersey. 

  51. andrejohnsonforpresident says: Mar 19, 2012 1:33 PM

    Could be wrong here but its funny how Manning has had what I believe to be some sort of stem cell treatment to heal his neck. While Tebowmanniacs frown on that.

  52. vegaskid21 says: Mar 19, 2012 1:34 PM

    At the end of the day Joe Thomas is a better Tackle than Randy Clady.

  53. klunge says: Mar 19, 2012 1:47 PM

    zone44blitz says:
    Mar 19, 2012 12:35 PM
    In other news, the sky is blue.
    ————————————————–

    It appears that way in the daytime, but in fact our atmosphere is technically colorless.

  54. rodaday says: Mar 19, 2012 1:51 PM

    Way to be classy Ryan.

    Enjoy the next few years of watching the playoffs from your couch.

    Broncos:
    2012 6-10
    2013 8-8
    2014 7-9

  55. psuravens19 says: Mar 19, 2012 1:59 PM

    One thing you can say about Tebow is he is good for about one 80 yard TD pass a game… isn’t that right Steeler fans?

  56. kenny328usa says: Mar 19, 2012 2:00 PM

    Wow! sounds like they cant wait to put him on a bus to the airport. How easily you forget that he made your crappy a$$ team good last year.

  57. kate773 says: Mar 19, 2012 2:00 PM

    I feel bad for Tebow. I’m not a huge Tebow person but I think he’s a nice guy. I completely understand that the Broncos are excited about getting a great player but this open celebrating and woohooing publicly is pretty disrespectful to the guy you rode to the playoffs last year.

  58. annes22 says: Mar 19, 2012 2:03 PM

    What degree did he get in college to make that statement???
    I thought the Bronco fans were in love with Tebow??? What happens now, to all of them???

  59. whatnojets says: Mar 19, 2012 2:06 PM

    The Rocky Mountains have given notice to Colorado!

  60. fats84 says: Mar 19, 2012 2:17 PM

    Of course they should be excite about Peyton over tebow! If someone would rather have tebow they better get their head checked out

  61. ibbreezy1120 says: Mar 19, 2012 2:17 PM

    personally, he is going to a team with alot holes everywhere. the defense
    really isn’t as good as advertised. they got demolished by the
    patriots in the playoffs. they were motivated by tim tebow.
    the running game isn’t that good. the reason why willis mcgahee had
    over 1000= tim tebow..because defense had to account for him running
    the ball. they ran a lot of draws, which is known for getting a lot of
    rushing yards than a lot of standard running plays. They offensive
    line is very suspect. and who are your receivers? i’ll give you
    demarius thomas..and maybe..possibly eric decker..but who else.
    bad move for denver and bad move for peyton manning because he is
    going to a place where i guarantee eli will win at least 1-2 more
    superbowls than peyton will ever get back to the AFC championship game for the next 5 years! smh

  62. fsf7 says: Mar 19, 2012 2:18 PM

    tim1999 says:Mar 19, 2012 12:37 PM

    Hey Broncs, have you seen Peyton’s playoff resume BEFORE his 4 neck surgeries??
    Peyton ain’t leadin’ you anywhere.

    ——————–

    Because 2 Super Bowl appearances and only 1 Super Bowl win makes him a loser?

    Manning’s route to the Super Bowl was not exactly an easy one with the Steelers and Patriots in the way. They haven’t had a stranglehold on the Lamar Hunt Trophy by accident.

  63. squared80 says: Mar 19, 2012 2:26 PM

    Captain Obvious, to the rescue!!!

  64. squared80 says: Mar 19, 2012 2:27 PM

    “momsasaynt says:
    Mar 19, 2012 1:03 PM
    Once again being a hard worker and excellent human means nothing to your teammates.”

    Go watch some pee-wee football, then. Welcome to the NFL, where winning is everything. Grow up.

  65. vikesfansteve says: Mar 19, 2012 2:33 PM

    What will happen to the neck after the first big hit?

  66. sullijo1 says: Mar 19, 2012 2:36 PM

    So, let me get this straight…..Broncos players and fans LOVE the move….

    The fans of the other 31 teams HATE the move….That’s surprising to me…wow. Never would have guessed that.

    How about all non-Bronco fans go troll your news about signing a 3rd team Tight End or 4th string Safety.

  67. bedmanokc says: Mar 19, 2012 2:45 PM

    Hali off the edge. Beats Clady. and…..BANG…… Manning finishes life, drinking through a straw……

    but hey he has enough money for the best care possible!

  68. humbleminded85 says: Mar 19, 2012 2:45 PM

    klunge says: Mar 19, 2012 1:47 PM

    zone44blitz says:
    Mar 19, 2012 12:35 PM
    In other news, the sky is blue.
    ————————————————–

    It appears that way in the daytime, but in fact our atmosphere is technically colorless.
    ————————————————–
    I’m gonna go out on a limb here but my guess is you’ve been tagged “Johnny McBuzzKill” once or twice before eh?

  69. johntonioholmes says: Mar 19, 2012 2:47 PM

    psuravens19

    He certainly is. Much like Flacco is good for an average performance every game.

  70. eightysixisback says: Mar 19, 2012 3:34 PM

    I am NOT a broncos fan. Tebow has some athletic ability, there is no doubt about that. He definitely has the potential to be a good football player but not a the QB position. Those of you who act all shocked that the Broncos would go get PM and get rid of Tebow are obviously not actual Broncos fans. IHe is a nice guy and he gives it 110% when he is on the field I won’t argue that for a second. The truth though is that PM at 20% is a better QB than Tebow at 110%. The Broncos won in spite of Tebow most of the time not because of him. I know that statement will bring arguements but i watched a lot of the broncos comeback wins that were completely credited to Tebow. It wasn’t tebow. It was the defense and the kicker. Denver’s WRs didn’t get enough credit either. OCCASIONALLY Tebow made a good throw but for the most part the WRs were diving to catch ten yard passes because Tebow wasn’t even accurate at that distance. I am sorry Tebow lovers but PM is a hall of fame QB who can probably throw better lefthanded than Tebow. Those of you who think Tebow is going to show denver by winning a SB as a QB are completely delusional.

  71. manninggirl87 says: Mar 19, 2012 4:24 PM

    I’m not sure what side of the bed u a$$hole$ woke up on but comments saying manning could get hurt r ridiculous. I am a pure manning fan and will follow him anywhere he goes. I like tebow too and its definately messed up the way everything has been handled but everything happens for a reason. si for all u damn haters out there shut the hell up and deal with being jealous of manning another way. CONGRATS MANNING and BRONCOS

  72. cmc76 says: Mar 19, 2012 7:54 PM

    If not for Tebow the broncos would never have even had a shot to get Manning cause when Orton was the starter the offence couldn’t do anything and that defense wasn’t stopping anybody

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