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Tim Tebow tells friends he’s not surprised, hopes to play in Florida

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Although he was told heading into the offseason that he would enter training camp as the Broncos’ starting quarterback, Tim Tebow has told friends he’s not surprised that he’s about to be sent packing from Denver. And he said the bright side of losing his job to Peyton Manning is that he might get to go back home.

That’s the word from Monica Culpepper, wife of former NFL and Florida Gators player Brad Culpepper, who’s a friend of Tebow’s. Monica Culpepper relayed her conversation with Tebow to 970-WFLA.

“Brad and I just had dinner with Tim last week and I don’t think this comes as a shock or surprise to him that Manning was actually going to go there,” she said. “And in all honesty, Tim said, ‘I miss home. I miss the South. And hopefully I’ll land somewhere in Florida.’ I sure hope Jacksonville takes him because he’s such a great kid, such a good player and would be so thrilled to come back to the South.”

It’s not surprising that Tebow wants to play in Florida, where he was a Heisman Trophy winner and national champion for the Gators, and where he may be the state’s most popular athlete. The sentiment for Tebow in Jacksonville could become so overwhelming that new Jaguars owner Shad Khan can’t help but make it happen, even if his football people are telling him the team needs to say the course with Blaine Gabbert and turn to Chad Henne if Gabbert comes up short. And if the football people can convince Khan that Tebow is not the answer, both the Dolphins and Buccaneers could be tempted by what Tebow can do for them at the box office.

However, it won’t be up to Tebow. The Broncos will trade Tebow for whatever team is willing to offer them the best trade value. The good news for Tebow is that there’s a good chance that the team offering the most in a trade will be making a business decision, not a football decision. And if Tebow plays for a team in Florida, business at the box office will boom.

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  1. losntina69 says: Mar 20, 2012 11:14 AM

    Hey Tebow, check that ego and change your position. A professional NFL QB should not have to resort to a college playbook in order to succeed at the next level.

  2. firstandonlywarning says: Mar 20, 2012 11:15 AM

    Hope to play in the bible belt?
    Hope to play and be a sideshow in the pursuit of ticket sales?

    Surprising

    Not surprised they sent you packing?
    So you know you suck as well then right?

  3. dequan81 says: Mar 20, 2012 11:16 AM

    I don’t know why, but I sort of feel bad for the guy. I know it’s a business and I get why they’d want Manning and all that, but I feel kind of bad for dude. I hope he lands some place where he can grow and I hope this humbling experience helps him grow.

  4. thraiderskin says: Mar 20, 2012 11:16 AM

    Since the Broncos have crapped all over him, they could atleast release him. If he isn’t any good, what is the difference?

  5. cbs1971 says: Mar 20, 2012 11:16 AM

    Miami….here I come

  6. Broncofanatic7 says: Mar 20, 2012 11:17 AM

    I wish him the best of luck wherever he goes, and hopefully he will find a team that gets behind him 100%. People need to stop ragging on this guy. Give him a chance to grow some more and he will be a great leader and QB in the NFL. I’m a huge Tim Tebow fan, but yet my allegiance lies with the Denver Broncos. I know it was a move they had to try for, but I’ll miss seeing 15 out there. Good luck Tim!

  7. andrejohnsonforpresident says: Mar 20, 2012 11:17 AM

    Considering i’ve partied to much in Gville for the past year, I can tell you that if its a place within a 4 hour drive of Gville, their stadium will be sold out every week he starts. Forever!!

  8. rip4gehrig says: Mar 20, 2012 11:18 AM

    Tim is a very good athlete and an even better person, I’m just not sure he has what it takes to be a NFL QB.

  9. donjuan1906 says: Mar 20, 2012 11:19 AM

    He should hope to land on a team where everyone is on the same page in acquring him!?

    From hearing all the pundits and analysts, talk on the street in Jacksonville, is that only the owner wants him – and not the front office and coaching staff!

    Be careful for what you wish for Tebow.

  10. b7p19 says: Mar 20, 2012 11:19 AM

    He’s as sure of a thing to score on the goal line as any player not named Newton. I would think every team has at least discussed bringing him in.

  11. jessieboom says: Mar 20, 2012 11:19 AM

    Just Tebow will NOT fill seats. A winning Tebow would, but not just Tebow. With that logic you might as well put Miley Cyrus in a QB to attract fans.

  12. kingbeason52 says: Mar 20, 2012 11:19 AM

    thrown under a bus…

  13. seatownballers says: Mar 20, 2012 11:19 AM

    People say he can’t throw. Why not make tebow a tight end? He has the size, knows the playbook, and is a bruising runner

  14. sackbombs says: Mar 20, 2012 11:19 AM

    Losing games does not help at the box office no matter who it is

  15. onlysane1intheroom says: Mar 20, 2012 11:20 AM

    Seems to me that the NFL is not a priority for Tim, when he misses “home.” JMO.

  16. pistolsmoke says: Mar 20, 2012 11:21 AM

    Denver should not trade Tebow. Looks what happened to Colts when Manning went down and they had no solid backup QB.

    There won’t be a controversy between the fans about who should start because it’s not Orton out there, it’s Peyton f’n Manning. Plus, keeping Tebow just gives them a couple extra plays where they could throw him out there to run, catch, Option, or pass if need be. He’s an athlete, a leader, and a good person. Why throw that out the window just because you have Manning?

  17. gripless says: Mar 20, 2012 11:22 AM

    This guy is all class. Many players would denounce the organizaiton and try to create descention within the ranks.

    Simply looks for the next solution and finds someting positive. Perhaps not the best football player but we could use many more like this guy leading the NFL with some moral compass.

    Probably difficult but hope he wins!!

  18. kokomike says: Mar 20, 2012 11:22 AM

    Tebow needs to call Newt Gingrich for some PR advice. Or, maybe Sanatorium.

  19. deegolf says: Mar 20, 2012 11:23 AM

    Tebow and WINS will help fill the seats! Denver is no fluke, Tebow will win…a lot. Bronco’s and Elway’s best PR move is to trade Tebow where HE wants to go, not necessarily to the highest bidder. Then they would show Tim some good will, and with their Tebow fans, the Broncos NEED to show some good will!

  20. fwippel says: Mar 20, 2012 11:23 AM

    Regardless of what happens to him, I have no doubt that Tebow will handle this with a lot more class than most of those commenting on his departure.

    Yes, that includes Merril Hoge, who seems to suffer from an incurable case of Tebow Derangement syndrome.

  21. nflofficeadmin says: Mar 20, 2012 11:23 AM

    Tebow wept and learned that John Elway had traded him for 30 pieces of silver. Elway offered Tebow up to the other GMs and pointed him out by giving Tim a kiss on the cheek. Later as Tebow was stripped and walked out before the fans, the crowds cried, give us Barabus, give us Barabus Manning. After Tebow’s locker was cleaned out a dark cloud formed over Denver, where it remained until Tebow re-appeared in brilliant new vestments. He had risen and come to breathe new life into a franchise of believers.

  22. omegalh says: Mar 20, 2012 11:24 AM

    Carolina should pick him up. He would be the ideal backup to Newton. They are close to the same skillset.

  23. sepl12 says: Mar 20, 2012 11:24 AM

    Come to New England and play slot back. Tebow in motion left takes the handoff on 2nd and short with Gronk running the left seem. He doesn’t have to worry about accuracy the Gronk is a freak. And if the backer goes with Gronk Tebow runs for twenty yards.

  24. jaltreality says: Mar 20, 2012 11:24 AM

    Being a “winner” is an overrated concept, because it mistakes a team win for an individual player’s skills/worth.

    I’m not a huge fan of Tim Tebow’s, but it is hard to deny that he can perform under pressure. That said, he’s just NOT a good passer. He throws some passes that makes me grimace.

    If he is going to perform over the longrun in the NFL, if there is any chance of it, he needs to develop under a good coach and behind a good QB. The idea of him playing for the Packers, the Saints, the Patriots, the Eagles or other teams that can get the most out of him and develop him is very interesting.

  25. brownmud says: Mar 20, 2012 11:25 AM

    Tebow to the Jags, Gabbert to the Browns to compete.

    Who knows…..it could happen ;)

  26. patriotgame says: Mar 20, 2012 11:26 AM

    With his size and speed I would love to see a team turn him into a TE or H back.

  27. billsfan27 says: Mar 20, 2012 11:26 AM

    Denver should trade Tebow and all of the suddenly quiet Tebowmaniacs to Jax for Blaine Gabbert and a jelly donut.

  28. sirmixalotalotalot says: Mar 20, 2012 11:26 AM

    When will people realize that Tim Tebow isn’t a good QB? There are at least 50 QB’s in the NFL that are better than he is. That isn’t an exaggeration in the slightest. He had some of the worst stats for any QB that played as much as he did last season in the last 20 years. Just because they kid says he loves God and does his desperate attempt for attention with his “Tebow-ing” doesn’t mean he is a good player. Tebow might be able to play decently well at the fullback position. He isn’t smart enough nor does he have the ideal size / hands to play TE so that is most likely out. He needs to start bulking up more to try and make a roster as a fullback and hopefully wearing that red jersey so long hasn’t made him completely soft.

  29. fwippel says: Mar 20, 2012 11:26 AM

    pistolsmoke says:

    Denver should not trade Tebow. Looks what happened to Colts when Manning went down and they had no solid backup QB.

    There won’t be a controversy between the fans about who should start because it’s not Orton out there, it’s Peyton f’n Manning. Plus, keeping Tebow just gives them a couple extra plays where they could throw him out there to run, catch, Option, or pass if need be. He’s an athlete, a leader, and a good person. Why throw that out the window just because you have Manning?

    =========================

    I absolutely agree. What I don’t understand is why Denver is so eager to get rid of him. Manning isn’t indestructible anymore, and Orton and Quinn have moved on. Tebow has enough class to handle being the backup behind a future hall-of-famer who is still playing like one. Denver is only putting its neck out on the chopping block by pushing Tebow out the door.

  30. latenightroach says: Mar 20, 2012 11:27 AM

    Maybe he can traded for a ham sammich.

  31. mortimeryoung says: Mar 20, 2012 11:28 AM

    As a Jaguars fan, the best I can hope for is that we bring him here to play tight end. However, I fear the element of the local populace that is currently consulting the Book of Revelation to see where this all fits in.

  32. rockthered1286 says: Mar 20, 2012 11:28 AM

    No room for him here in Baltimore (I like Tyrod as our backup too much) but I’ll be damned if he wouldn’t make a hell of a wildcard player who can throw, catch, and run. He’d be deadly to put in the backfield, with opposing D’s not knowing whether he’ll get a direct snap, hand off or slide out for a pass in the flat. He can be dangerous… just not as a QB.

    PS- if you can honestly name ONE team that would drop their starting QB to 2nd string and start Tebow, then you must be talking CFL. Every team is pretty much spoken for (with the exception of possibly Cleveland).

  33. skoobyfl says: Mar 20, 2012 11:28 AM

    Welcome to Buffalo buddy !!

  34. pkpittny says: Mar 20, 2012 11:30 AM

    Monica Culpepper was on the show Survivor.

  35. wingz101 says: Mar 20, 2012 11:30 AM

    Someone somewhere can make this guy into a multi purpose QB/HB … or at least a backup QB – his deep throws aren’t great that is true, but he is physically gifted and he can study a playbook as well as anyone. I mean is he that much worse than a guy like Drew Stanton who absolutely could not throw spriral further than 20feet? Yet that guy could be backing up Sanchez in NY next year! Tebow will make it too.

  36. weepingjebus says: Mar 20, 2012 11:31 AM

    Tebow turned around a 1-4 team last year and helped them to a playoff win over the Steelers. Watching him win game after game while Elway sat up in the box sucking on a lemon was hilarious. Wherever he ends up will be happy to have him, and I doubt we’ve seen the last of him in the winner’s circle.

  37. zeke2517 says: Mar 20, 2012 11:32 AM

    “He has the size, knows the playbook, and is a bruising runner”

    Which playbook, exactly?

  38. rollteal says: Mar 20, 2012 11:32 AM

    Shad Khan is Flabbergasted !!

  39. huejackson says: Mar 20, 2012 11:33 AM

    I cant wait for Manning to get hurt in week 1 and leave Denver with No QB at all..
    This will go down as the worst mistake Denver has ever done and Elway will be a loser once again…

  40. dprouse says: Mar 20, 2012 11:33 AM

    If there was a QB named Tim Jones on the market who was a 24 year old former Heisman winner with an 8-6 record as an NFL starter and had won an NFL playoff game, do you think there would be interest? On paper, Tebow has far better qualifications than Matt Flynn, who just got $10 million guaranteed from the Seahawks. He is Tebow, though, and everyone has now convinced themselves that he “can’t throw, can’t run a conventional offense, blah blah blah”. Between his record and his intangibles, there should be a lineup out the door to get this guy, with Cleveland and Jacksonville at the front of it.

    Write it down – whoever gets Tebow for a second or third rounder will get themselves a huge bargain.

  41. nesby2 says: Mar 20, 2012 11:33 AM

    Be careful what you wish for Denver.. KARMA is a B*TCH & I have a funny feeling that Manning won’t last the season. You sell the farm on a guy w/a broken neck & give him 96 million!??? & you openly disrespect a LEADER & MOTIVATOR like Tebow as if he just didn’t save Elway or Fox’s jobs after they started out 1-4 & was irrelivant in the NFL & took a collective groups of washed up has beens & scrubs (excluding Von Miller) to the divisional round in the playoffs & this is the thanks he gets!??? WOW Denver WOW!! & yet people wonder why Jay Cutler wanted out & why anybody w/any kind of TALENT don’t last in this wasteland the Broncos call a franchise. I’ve never seen a player so openly disrespected & criticized in my entire life the way Elway & Fox has treated Tebow.. Again KARMA will have the last laugh in this one & IF or WHEN Payton Manning suffers a career ending injury ALL of Denver will be on suicide watch! Shame on you Denver & use some of that 96 million you spent & buy some class!

  42. patcheatiots says: Mar 20, 2012 11:34 AM

    AWWWWWW TIMMY T
    You make me SAD….
    I hope you come up here to the North East were we will Grind You Down To Nothing.
    Seroiusly Can You Picture Idiotic No Clue about Football Teblowmaniacs in NY or Boston or Philly. LOL Bring Them on

  43. xpensivewinos says: Mar 20, 2012 11:34 AM

    Atlanta is pretty close.

    Seems like a team that could mix things up with a “Tebow Package” in the red zone. Smith seems to be a fairly unconventional coach.

    Tebow is a great young man. Hope it all works out for him.

    Lot of people rip him, but doesn’t it just seem like the kid is destined to make his doubters look foolish? He already has to some degree. Lot of “good” quarterbacks were sitting on their couch watching him in the playoffs last year.

    I would not bet against him having the last laugh. People seem to forget how painful it was watching Elway (lining up under his guard), Aikman, Bradshaw and many others in their first couple of seasons……..

  44. sj39 says: Mar 20, 2012 11:35 AM

    I hope he tears it up, where ever he goes just to shut people up like he did last year.

  45. nyyjetsknicks says: Mar 20, 2012 11:36 AM

    Go back to the south. This way you and your Jesus freaks can have a love feast and we won’t have to hear about it.

  46. sml1950 says: Mar 20, 2012 11:36 AM

    Owners may want to sell seats, but those fans are going to want to see him on the field not the sidelines. Fox to new coach….tag your it.

  47. swagjag says: Mar 20, 2012 11:37 AM

    “The sentiment for Tebow in Jacksonville could become so overwhelming that new Jaguars owner Shad Khan can’t help but make it happen.”

    I encourage you all to listen to the live stream of the Pete Prisco show today at 4:00 on 930 The Fox based out of Jax so you can hear first hand how false this statement is. The fans are clamoring NOT to bring him here. You can keep writing stories about how we “missed out” on Tebow or how JagNation is drooling at the idea of him “coming home”, but the truth is we didn’t want him in the first place and don’t want him now. Khan’s first big move as owner should not be to alienate the season ticket holders who have been there since day 1 who know Tebow is not worth the time or trouble. If you’re looking to bring in a circus, the clowns in Miami could accomodate.

  48. lphboston says: Mar 20, 2012 11:37 AM

    The kid has a place in the NFL

    if…..

    He drops the religious stuff, which just draws attention to himself. It makes people uncomfortable. In church, fine, At home, OK. But not in public. Too freaky.

    and….

    He agrees to change positions. He has talent, he sticks his nose in, and if you get him the ball in the right spots, he can be effective. Defenses know that he can’t throw, and now there’s talk that he can’t read defenses. Swallow your pride, and let some team move you to where you can have an impact.

  49. baseballbarrister says: Mar 20, 2012 11:39 AM

    Why should Tebow be surprised? The Broncos have generally treated him like garbage the last 2 years. He’s handled it like a true professional, and whatever team gets him will be lucky to have him.

  50. taylor99fan says: Mar 20, 2012 11:40 AM

    As long as its not in miami that would be the last thing we need… Not that i dont like tim just no point on him being with dolphins and make them look any more desprate!!!!!

  51. indywilson40 says: Mar 20, 2012 11:40 AM

    Skip Bayless actually said that Demaryius Thomas would miss the chemistry he had with Tebow. Demaryius Thomas just became a top 5 receiver in the league when the Broncos signed Manning. Eric Decker will also have a “breakout” season this year too. He now has a real QB throwing to him.

  52. myeaglescantwin says: Mar 20, 2012 11:40 AM

    Honestly i believe that the Denver Manning signing is the worst mistake that franchise will ever make.. I have no faith in the lasting health of Peyton

    That being said, i hope for nothin more than Tebow to have success in the NFL after this deal.. Everyone has been doggin him for so long.. All he does is come to work and give 100%,, have you ever heard a bad spin come from Tim even after EVERYONE IN AMERICA puts him down..

  53. raiderlyfe510 says: Mar 20, 2012 11:41 AM

    Awww…he misses home. The real world is kicking him in the ass.

    I will say this though. If it wasn’t for him…my Raiders would have been AFC West champs.

  54. noahbird says: Mar 20, 2012 11:42 AM

    I hope Ross says, “no!”

  55. mistrezzrachael says: Mar 20, 2012 11:43 AM

    He needs to go to a team where he can be used like Dallas Clark was in Indy…sometimes from slot, sometimes from backfield. he would excell at that, AND be a matchup nightmare.

    He needs to give up on playing QB though, as there are HS players w/better mechanics.

    He goes to NE as 3rd down receiver..and he makes pro bowl….too bad Denver doesn’t think that way!…Dallas Clark washed up.

  56. indywilson40 says: Mar 20, 2012 11:44 AM

    DRrouse, I think you forgot to mention Tim “jones” career 45% completions. You also forgot that Jones won 5 games last year scoring 18 points or less.

  57. bigvinnyinjax says: Mar 20, 2012 11:45 AM

    Anyone who watched a Bronco game last year isn’t surprised by this. Elway could not contain his dislike of Tebow and he looked pained after after touchdown.

    It was actually comical to watch him try to force a smile through those horse teeth after every Tebow-led comeback.

  58. nygsbchamps4 says: Mar 20, 2012 11:45 AM

    I’m waiting for this guy to come out and say he didn’t play well enough as a QB, and so Elways refusal to commit is justified. Instead he’s insinuating that where he played had something to do with the way he’s being treated now. Tebow guess what both Mannings are from the south they made it work, so quit making excuses, the fact is you sucked as a QB.

  59. joe3001 says: Mar 20, 2012 11:46 AM

    Denver should trade Tebow to Jacksonville with a 3rd round pick for Blaine Gabbert.

    Both teams win.

    Jacksonville gets to pull the tarps off thousands of seats and still sell the joint out. Not to mention they’ll go from the most anonymous NFL team to a point of interest.

    “If you can’t be great, be interesting.”

    Denver gets a pro-style QB that Elway prefers to groom with Peyton for a few years.

  60. sfm073 says: Mar 20, 2012 11:46 AM

    The jags gotta get this guy if they want to stay in Jacksonville. Eventually they’ll have to win, but the immediate impact of bringing him would do wonders to their bottom line.

  61. bigvinnyinjax says: Mar 20, 2012 11:47 AM

    Is there really anything wrong with saying you like your hometown? Haven’t you heard Peyton say he likes New Orleans? Didn’t Bettis make a big deal out of finishing his career at SB XL in Detroit (his hometown)?

    Really, what’s wrong with that?

  62. guestsinger says: Mar 20, 2012 11:48 AM

    sackbombs says:

    Losing games does not help at the box office no matter who it is

    ————————————————————————————

    Glad to see you are a Tebow supporter. His record as a starter is better than anyone in the league. He might lose most of his games in the future, but he might not, but the only measure we have now is the past. Looks pretty good to me.

  63. howiehandles says: Mar 20, 2012 11:51 AM

    “Hey Tebow, check that ego”

    ***********’

    I’m not a fan of the guy, although I respect him. But, if there is one NFL player who is almost ego-less, its Tebow, by far.

  64. guestsinger says: Mar 20, 2012 11:51 AM

    zeke2517 says:

    “He has the size, knows the playbook, and is a bruising runner”

    Which playbook, exactly?

    _________________________________________
    Those who interviewed him at the combine said he knew more about NFL teams individual strategies than most QB’s they had EVER interviewed. That being said this effort does not necessarily translate into vision and decision making on the field.

  65. hendawg21 says: Mar 20, 2012 11:51 AM

    Well to think John Elway lied to Lord Timmy had him believing he’d be the starter going into this season/training camp…only poop all over him and bring in Peyton…oh the gods aren’t going to like this Denver you may now get poo poo’d on…

  66. donjuan1906 says: Mar 20, 2012 11:55 AM

    @ seatownballers says:
    Mar 20, 2012 11:19 AM
    People say he can’t throw. Why not make tebow a tight end? He has the size, knows the playbook, and is a bruising runner
    ————————————————-

    I wholeheartedly agree with you, he should be converted to a TE/FB/situational short yardage QB

    But Tim Tebow has said on numerous occasions that he is a quarterback and that’s all he wants to be and that’s all he will ever be.

    But I think if he gets with a team, like Cleveland – where someone of Holmgren stature and caliber talks to him and the possibilities of him contributing to the team in so many different facets, I think it would and could work, depending on the team and organization he goes to.

  67. nflfan1326 says: Mar 20, 2012 11:55 AM

    Did anyone see the two New England games, the Detroit game, the Kansas City game, the Buffalo game, etc? Just sayin.

  68. onlineinsite says: Mar 20, 2012 11:55 AM

    I feel for Tebow. Although keeping him as a backup in Denver makes sense, the big problem is that Tebow (through little fault of his own) attracts a media circus. In that sense alone, there could be huge distractions. Tebow needs a team that wants him and will stay behind him as its starter. But, does that team even exist?

  69. indywilson40 says: Mar 20, 2012 11:56 AM

    Guestsinger, Tebow’s record as a starter is 8-6. Your post was an epic fail.

  70. zampft says: Mar 20, 2012 11:56 AM

    Shouldn’t everyone talk about him going to SF if Alex Smith doesn’t come back? Tim Tebow may not be the greatest QB in the league, but he’s a whole lot better than Josh Johnson could ever be.

  71. losntina69 says: Mar 20, 2012 11:56 AM

    I love how people keep saying that he is a winner, he won some games yes but overall he still sucked. His first 11 games of his starting career he went 7-4, what a coincidence Jim Zorn started off 7-4 as well. Once people figured him out he was done. If his defense couldn’t bail him out then he could not win. Plus they play in an awful division, he was competing against the Chiefs, the Raiders and the Chargers. He is a great athlete but he is not a QB. The only reason he started in Denver was for them to get a high draft pick, but it didn’t work out that way. So again i plead with Tebow to change his position and go from there his career will be better off that way.

  72. nflfan1326 says: Mar 20, 2012 11:57 AM

    Whoever does get him will have to change the playbook and like in Denver, Tebow will create the playbook. Otherwise he won’t be able to beat out anyone for the starting position on any team.

  73. r8rsfan says: Mar 20, 2012 11:58 AM

    Saying he want’s to play in the south limits the Donk’s potential trade partners, and diminishes his value. Is he naive, stupid or getting in his last shot on the way out the door?

  74. losntina69 says: Mar 20, 2012 12:02 PM

    guestsinger says: Glad to see you are a Tebow supporter. His record as a starter is better than anyone in the league. He might lose most of his games in the future, but he might not, but the only measure we have now is the past. Looks pretty good to me.

    —————————————————–

    His starting record was 7-4, his division sucked. Winning that division last year, is like saying Denver is the smartest of the dumb class.

  75. nflfan1326 says: Mar 20, 2012 12:03 PM

    @r8rsfan Tebow has no say in where he wants to play. Denver owns his rights.

  76. purpleman527 says: Mar 20, 2012 12:05 PM

    Tebow released by the Broncos.

    That’s was going to happen. Who in their right mind would trade for him when everyone knows that Denver now HAS to get rid of him?

  77. jameslongstaffe says: Mar 20, 2012 12:06 PM

    None of this should come as a surprise for Tim Tebow. It’s the old story, one of these things doesn’t belong… what an inspiring mentality lol. I hope someone out there has the mental capacity to think outside the box, & see that Tim Tebow can play QB in the NFL. He should be given a chance to compete somewhere, especially when you look around the league at some of the other starting QB’s. I am not interested in Merril Hoge’s opinion, & his cerebral approach to football. I have listened to him speak, & I am not sure he belongs up there with Einstein. The bottom line is that football people don’t always know the answer, playing QB is not a scientific formula. Tim Tebow has at least earned the Right to compete…

  78. go9ers says: Mar 20, 2012 12:07 PM

    Start practicing your new playbook, Timbow:
    1) “Paper or plastic, ma’am?”
    2) “Would you like fries with that?”

  79. squared80 says: Mar 20, 2012 12:10 PM

    jessieboom says:
    Mar 20, 2012 11:19 AM
    Just Tebow will NOT fill seats. A winning Tebow would, but not just Tebow. With that logic you might as well put Miley Cyrus in a QB to attract fans.

    You give Americans too much credit. We have a lot of ignorant fools here. Hell, we elected George W. Bush. Twice.

  80. tatatoothy says: Mar 20, 2012 12:11 PM

    Elway and Fox will suffer the most on December 21st…

  81. mslice81 says: Mar 20, 2012 12:12 PM

    Dear John Elway,
    Do yourself and tebow a favor since you screwed him over time and time again. Trade him to Miami or Jacksonville let the kid have a shot at making it somewhere as a starter.

  82. lombardihero says: Mar 20, 2012 12:14 PM

    I do not understand these people saying I feel sorry for him.. Lets see he’s a millionaire he has all his fingers and toes has plenty of means to put a roof over his head and is blessed.

    Learn the true meaning of feeling sorry for someone.

  83. ernie ernie says: Mar 20, 2012 12:18 PM

    I keep reading these comments about him playing another position. What? He isn’t fast enough coming out of the back field. Yes he gets yards as a QB who see’s the defense backing up but as a runner with the defense coming at him, no way. Too slow.

    I don’t think he has the hands to play tight end. They have tight ends who can do that already.

    Last, he only wants to be a QB. That’s where his star stines in his mind so any owner that takes him, puts the current QB’s looking in the review mirror knowing he is chopping at the bit.

    Case in point. They chased Orton out of Denver. Many team members played awful to make Orton look bad because Tebow was quietly politicing to get in and play. He will destroy any team he goes to. Maybe not right away but it will happen. Elway saw right through that.

  84. istillbelieveinblue says: Mar 20, 2012 12:21 PM

    @sirmixalotalotalot: I can think of a lot of valid criticisms of Tebow (poor accuracy, inability to read a defense, etc) but toughness is not one of them. He is in no way “soft”. The kid has no qualms with trying to run over a LB between him and the goal line. I highly doubt he ever develops into a legitimate NFL QB, but it won’t be because he is soft.

  85. granadafan says: Mar 20, 2012 12:23 PM

    “guestsinger says: Mar 20, 2012 11:51 AM

    Those who interviewed him at the combine said he knew more about NFL teams individual strategies than most QB’s they had EVER interviewed. ”
    ============================================
    Yeah, we’re going to need to see a link for those combine quotes about Tebow unless you just made that up. Given your other false post about Tebow having the best record of any starter, your credibility is a little shaky.

  86. kane337 says: Mar 20, 2012 12:27 PM

    What is Denver going to do when Peyton gets hurt?

  87. proteus914 says: Mar 20, 2012 12:33 PM

    All of you people that think that Elway and the Broncos have somehow “disrespected” Tebow or “thrown him under the bus” really need to get a grip and take a vacation in the real world. To get to this level you have to have talent and work hard. They ALL have talent and work hard. People get traded or released every day, on every team, in every league if management thinks they can find someone better. Why the uproar over Tebow?? People are way too caught up in his whole religious thing and it is blinding them to the reality of the situation. I’m a 35 year Bronco fan. I like Tebow but I’m more interested in winning and I don’t think it would happen with Tebow. Did anyone watch the last 4 games of last season? That’s what you’re going to get with a whole season of him. Yes, he (they!) beat the steelers and it was a great game if your a Bronco’s fan but after teams get a lot of tape on him and see his act week after week it’s not gonna fly. I doubt that Peyton will take us to the Super Bowl, but we ARE going to draft a quarterback and I would much rather have him learning from Peyton than Tebow. Get over it people…Tebow is a great guy but great guys don’t win football games, great players do.

  88. coseybedaman says: Mar 20, 2012 12:34 PM

    Its so sad that we live in such a bitter world that people can bash a guy just because he isnt the “stereotypical QB”, and because he is a fan favorite. Those are the same type of people that drive by someone who has a Mercedes, and immediately casts judgment against them because they are more fortunate than you. The jealousy in this world is scary. People are so jealous that a man who lives a squeaky clean life with high morality is portrayed as a villain. In one year Tebow did more than Henne, Sanchez, Bradford, McCoy, Palmer, Gabbert, Orton, Cassel, Freeman, Kolb, etc, etc. ALL OF YOUR “STEREOTYPICAL QBs”. Well if losing games is what makes someone a crowd pleaser then Tebow can live his life as the enemy.

  89. richardhurtz says: Mar 20, 2012 12:34 PM

    Unless he changes his position (ie, Mike Robinson) he will be out of the league within 2 years. Tebow was stone lucky last season and Elway knew it. That is why he worked so hard to get a real QB this off season.

    This kid has heart but he simply can’t play QB in the NFL in the long term. If he moved to fullback or played H-back (think Keith Byars back in the day), Tebow could have a 10 year career. If he insists on trying to play QB, he be out of the league after flaming out again as a starter for some down trodden FL team looking to boast ticket sales for a season.

  90. randomguy9999 says: Mar 20, 2012 12:41 PM

    Tebows move is to offer to renegotiate NOW to stay behind Peyton….

    if not…. there won’t be takers on a trade because of his contract, hell get cut, pass waivers, and then have to take a new contract anyway…

    he’s the strongest he’s ever gonna be today…. tomorrow he’s toast….

    the problem of course will be if Peyton gets IRd, then they go back to 123 yards a game and having to dumb down the entire playbook…… which doesn’t cut it

  91. mikelitoris1 says: Mar 20, 2012 12:41 PM

    I can see it now… Vick and Tebow lining up together in wildcat formation. I’m getting hard just thinking about it.

  92. randyextry says: Mar 20, 2012 12:43 PM

    I’m sure Joe Philbin would love to have Tebow forced on him. Philbin was brought in to Miami to bring the Green Bay West Coast offense – and everyone knows the West Coast offense works best when you have a fullback lined up under center and run the ball on every play. Someone needs to tell Tebow that Halloween is over and he should take off his quarterback costume. Maybe he can find work as a special teams contributor. Just not with the Dolphins – please, please, please not with the Dolphins.

  93. pilot2011 says: Mar 20, 2012 12:45 PM

    I’ve lived all over this country and I know where you are coming from Tim! There are some beautiful places, Denver being one of them, but nothing beats living in Southern USA.

    Fresh air, open space, fine women, no bed bugs, and football, and folks who aren’t afraid to be joyful people… Get over yourself NYYjetsknicks, us “Jesus Freaks” are getting along just fine without you.

  94. kevinb73 says: Mar 20, 2012 12:45 PM

    Welcome to Tampa Bay Tim! Love the sound of that. The Glaziers have to like how that would sound at the box office too!

    Go Bucs!

  95. bullethead527 says: Mar 20, 2012 12:54 PM

    I dont hate Tebow, but I did hate the Tebowmania that the media over promoted last year, I also hate the Tebow fans that allowed the media to give them false hope about a QB (being a winner), when the DEF helped him out A LOT!!!!

    Me being a Panther fan, I hated all the hate Cam got, especially from the Tebownites….

    Most Bronco fans bashed my team and my QB, saying they rather have Tebow than Cam, but now Denver’s FO, rather send Tebow packing for a QB, that might not even last the season.

    I wanted to see Cam and Co. smash Tebow and Co. at BoA this coming up season.

  96. 1bigtex says: Mar 20, 2012 12:55 PM

    Sorry Tebow fans, but the guy can’t throw. As a passer, he is quite simply NOT an NFL QB. Not even close. Denver doesn’t want to keep him because he can’t run the same offense that Manning will run and they probably want to avoid “Tebowmania” for any games where Manning might struggle. You can’t have a team practicing two seperate offenses on the off-chance that you will need to put Tebow in to run the zone-read. That’s the question that faces any team interested in acquiring Tim Tebow. He’s probably a good guy. He seems to be a quality person. That is some of the ugliest looking QBing imaginable when he has to stand in the pocket and run a conventional pro-style offense.

  97. robertunsoberirish says: Mar 20, 2012 12:55 PM

    The reason’s for Elway & co. not wanting Tebow in Denver are plentiful. There’s the lack of NFL QB talent (given), lack of football intelligence, etc. Some of the things I’ve seen and heard though don’t seem to be brought up, and I know some of these thing’s torque Elway and the front office.
    1. His focus on non-football things seems to constantly flow into his game. It’s great that you bring disabled kids to the games but, spending pre-game time in front of the camera showing everybody what a ‘great guy’ you are with the kids could be better spent preparing for the game.
    2. He talks about “important things in life” and how being a good person is more important than a “silly game”! Well, it’s a “silly game” that pays him millions and gives him a soapbox for all of his preaching and lecturing.
    3. Constantly ramming his religion down everyone’s throat is annoying. Thank your lord and saviour on your own time, not everyone cares (especially after a football game) about your faith and love of your deity. And “Tebowing” is just stupid!

  98. joezwales says: Mar 20, 2012 12:56 PM

    All you people who say he “can’t be an NFL qb”… did you watch any football last season? His playoff performance alone– when he accounted for nearly 400 yards of total offense against the #1 ranked defense in the league– answered all those questions. In that game he bacame the only QB since the merger in 1970 to complete 5 passes of 30+ yards and 3 passes of 50+ yards in the same game… and it was a playoff game against the league’s best defense. Can’t play QB??? You must’ve missed that game… he’s clearly better than anyone Jacksonville has on their roster.

  99. aubreywilliamsjr says: Mar 20, 2012 12:59 PM

    A practice squad awaits Tebow.

  100. londonfletcher says: Mar 20, 2012 1:09 PM

    It kills me that guys like Pacman and Fat Al (among many others) can play in this league for years, stomp on peoples heads and get 100 million dollar contracts(yeah, I know it was my teams owner that gave it to him), but this good, honest, hard working kid has been rejected by most everyone in the office of his own team since day one, even when he came out and won them into the playoffs. I understand that Manning is 100% better than Tebow, but it seems that the entire Bronco organization(except the players) have had it out for Tim since he arrived. It’s honestly making me dislike them, especially Elway. I know it’s a buisness, but there’s a difference between not being behind somebody because they aren’t a team player and stubbornly not being behind somebody no matter how good they make the people around them, and Tebow makes they players on that team play better. I hope the kid goes somewhere he’s happy and wanted, where ever that is, and, God forbid, if Manning takes a bad hit and goes out, Denver is going to be missing Tebow, big time. Go ahead, tumb me down all you want, but it’s the truth.
    /endrant

    tl;dr?

  101. archdeluxe34 says: Mar 20, 2012 1:09 PM

    Going from Manning-to-SF talk and then going to Tebow-to-SF talk makes me sick…take your game home, Tim. Please.

  102. cuda1234 says: Mar 20, 2012 1:14 PM

    This is perfect for Tim Tebow – he doesn’t have to do anything but gets to be in the media all day every day!

  103. losntina69 says: Mar 20, 2012 1:16 PM

    joezwales says: Mar 20, 2012 12:56 PM

    All you people who say he “can’t be an NFL qb”… did you watch any football last season? His playoff performance alone– when he accounted for nearly 400 yards of total offense against the #1 ranked defense in the league– answered all those questions. In that game he bacame the only QB since the merger in 1970 to complete 5 passes of 30+ yards and 3 passes of 50+ yards in the same game… and it was a playoff game against the league’s best defense. Can’t play QB??? You must’ve missed that game… he’s clearly better than anyone Jacksonville has on their roster.

    ********************************************

    what does that mean? Did you see Matt Flynn pass for 6 TD’s in one game? I guess he is better then any QB in the league period hands down.

  104. armchairqb says: Mar 20, 2012 1:17 PM

    “Tebow tells friends he’s not surprised …”

    I wonder what God had to say when Tim called. Surely, He couldn’t have been shocked at the news.

  105. tomtravis76 says: Mar 20, 2012 1:18 PM

    Tebow would be a good fit in New England with the way Bill coaches and isn’t afraid to take chances, but they have Brady and taking one of the top 3 QB’s of all-time out of the game ,so Tebow can run 10-15 plays a game is not what you do. You just don’t take Brady out of a game to take chance with Tebow.

    Maybe Philly just because of their history of developing QB’s under Reid and that Vick and Tebow are left handed and tend to run a bit more.

    Maybe there just isn’t a place for Tebow in the NFL.

  106. gisellichek says: Mar 20, 2012 1:22 PM

    He is done at the pro level… (ask doug flutie…) perhaps he can get a job in Canada.

  107. liner1900 says: Mar 20, 2012 1:22 PM

    I’m surprised the Bucs aren’t already on record as saying they’re not interested in Tebow. That makes me nervous. No way Tebow ends up in Tampa. Right? Please, please tell me I’m right!

  108. gmen1987 says: Mar 20, 2012 1:24 PM

    Love how the Tebow fangirls are getting their panties in a wad over Tebow leaving Denver.

  109. bradyisthebest says: Mar 20, 2012 1:26 PM

    Manning is a short term answer for Denver and Tebow needs to work on his passing game. Seems like a perfect opportunity for Elway to allow Tebow to learn under one of the best passers to ever play the game.

  110. silverhairedfox says: Mar 20, 2012 1:33 PM

    Give him a few more years, then he can start his college coaching career down in FL. Lord knows the 3 big FL teams aren’t what they used to be and need the help.

  111. gmen1987 says: Mar 20, 2012 1:36 PM

    To Tebow fangirls,

    Remember fangirlism is a mental disorder.

  112. sandy1943 says: Mar 20, 2012 1:36 PM

    Tim Tebow is a class act wherever he goes and an outstanding role model for youth!!

  113. diehardsaintsfan says: Mar 20, 2012 1:42 PM

    Tebow just got Manning-ed!

  114. cuda1234 says: Mar 20, 2012 1:43 PM

    Yeah, great role model. Cheated in high school, cheated in college, expects teams to change everything they do just to accommodate him. Never met a tv camera or microphone he could say no to. Plus he parades around in public in his underwear. I’m sure everyone wants their kids to be like that.

  115. destructicus says: Mar 20, 2012 1:44 PM

    Why does PFT continually try sell this kid. If he played for my team I’d be extremely tempted to not watch, and focus on my players on my fantasy squad instead.

    He just isn’t the answer at QB for NFL teams.

    One might argue “well he took the Broncos to the divisional round in his first year as QB”.

    Ya, well… then that team promptly moved on because he couldn’t get them to the AFC Championship. Regardless of getting a game away, in the game that would have got them there he didn’t come anywhere close.

    As soon as Denver could move on they did.

    No fan wants to watch their team nose dive, and that’s exactly what whoever trades for this kid is going to do.

  116. lolb23 says: Mar 20, 2012 1:49 PM

    1) Tebow got Denver farther into the playoffs last year than Manning will this year.

    2) Tebow will sign with the Pats and win a SB before anyone in Denver ever does.

  117. brennankm46 says: Mar 20, 2012 1:49 PM

    I find it slightly humorous that the Packers and Pats are the teams rumored to be interested in late round picks, yet he “misses” and wants to return to the south.

  118. tilllman40 says: Mar 20, 2012 1:50 PM

    There’s a jagsnation? Lol wow

  119. lolb23 says: Mar 20, 2012 1:50 PM

    To Tebow fangirls,

    Remember fangirlism is a mental disorder.
    ______________________________

    So is hating on people who do nothing but SUCCEED

  120. besdayz says: Mar 20, 2012 1:52 PM

    Make the Saints trade for him as backup.

    Kills two birds with one stone.

  121. ebr362 says: Mar 20, 2012 1:53 PM

    lphboston says:
    Mar 20, 2012 11:37 AM
    The kid has a place in the NFL

    if…..

    He drops the religious stuff, which just draws attention to himself. It makes people uncomfortable. In church, fine, At home, OK. But not in public. Too freaky.

    ———————————————–
    Does that go for every player, baseball football basketball that blesses himself prior to a play or points to the sky after making a play? How bout the singers/rappers who thank their Lord and Savior at any award show?
    What scares you about a clean cut kid with his priorities in line that you single him out?
    Maybe if he put a bullet in his leg or killed dogs for his entertainment you would find him a more acceptable athlete?

  122. kelmcc says: Mar 20, 2012 1:54 PM

    He want’s to play in the south???

    That better include Southern California, because the only reason to get Tebow is to boost the value of that godforsaken franchise before it moves to Los Angeles.

  123. melikefootball says: Mar 20, 2012 1:57 PM

    Tebow should hope he gets to play anywhere!

  124. brennankm46 says: Mar 20, 2012 2:01 PM

    ebr362 says:
    Mar 20, 2012 1:53 PM

    Does that go for every player, baseball football basketball that blesses himself prior to a play or points to the sky after making a play? How bout the singers/rappers who thank their Lord and Savior at any award show?
    What scares you about a clean cut kid with his priorities in line that you single him out?
    Maybe if he put a bullet in his leg or killed dogs for his entertainment you would find him a more acceptable athlete?
    ———————————————-
    I think prior poster just meant to say that every time someone asks a question, the question doesn’t necessitate a “I don’t know how to answer for my sub %50 percent completion rate so I’ll just ‘Thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ whom all things are possible’.”

  125. 1bigtex says: Mar 20, 2012 2:07 PM

    @joezwales

    The Broncos beat a Steelers team that had a crippled QB and no starting Defensive Linemen from late in the first quarter on. Remind me of how Tebow looked against a Patriots team that was close to full strength. If memory serves, Tim was something like 3 of 10 for 28 yards in the first half of that game.

  126. hitdog042 says: Mar 20, 2012 2:12 PM

    patcheatiots says:
    Mar 20, 2012 11:34 AM
    AWWWWWW TIMMY T
    You make me SAD….
    I hope you come up here to the North East were we will Grind You Down To Nothing.
    Seroiusly Can You Picture Idiotic No Clue about Football Teblowmaniacs in NY or Boston or Philly. LOL Bring Them on
    =======

    If you are going to post, please learn grammar.

  127. wickerphil says: Mar 20, 2012 2:15 PM

    Tebow fans:

    Few people are criticizing Tebow because of his religion and character. They are criticizing him because he can’t play QB. Tebow fans want Tebow to continue playing QB no matter how he performs so he can be your culture war role model figure. Well, that is what the public speaking engagement circuit is for. The NFL is for guys who can help teams win.

    And Tebow fans don’t “really” want a good role model anyway. Why? Because there are plenty of good role models in the NFL. The NFL is full of evangelical Christians. A huge percentage of NFL athletes come from the Bible Belt (basically the SEC, Big 12, most of the ACC too), were raised in and still attend church, were members of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in college, have charities etc. You guys just PRETEND that Tebow is the only decent guy in the NFL as your EXCUSE for supporting him NO MATTER HOW POORLY HE PLAYS.

    If it was about supporting good Christian role models, you folks would have been supporting and rooting for Brian Dawkins long before Tebow got to Denver. The Broncos aren’t bringing him back either. Where is the outrage over that? A lot of you probably don’t even know or care about the Dawkins situation.

    So please making all these references to Michael Vick and claiming that you are starved for NFL role models. You are just Tebow fans. Period. I personally hope Tebow picks up the NFL game, but the truth is that had Tebow made better choices while he was in Denver, he’d have that opportunity as Manning’s backup. It is precisely because Tebow sat and allowed his fans to pressure his coach and trash Elway and was perfectly willing to benefit from that ugliness and get his job in that fashion – instead of telling his fans to pipe down, issuing a public state of support for Orton/Fox/Elway and disassociating himself from the nonsense – that Elway can’t wait to ship the kid out of town instead of letting him sit on the bench at least for this season when he will have only a $1.1 million base salary. The Broncos will take a bigger cap hit by trading him than by keeping him, and that shows you how furious Elway got at the nonsense last year. Tebow didn’t ask for it, and it isn’t all his fault or responsibility, but had he handled it better, he’d have at least next season in Denver to demonstrate that he can be their QB of the future after Manning retires.

    Sorry, Tebow fans, but those are the facts.

  128. jiggy3198 says: Mar 20, 2012 2:40 PM

    Why should he be surprised……. He SUCKS

  129. jiggy3198 says: Mar 20, 2012 2:42 PM

    Why should he be surprised……. He’s terrible

  130. omgitskardashian says: Mar 20, 2012 2:42 PM

    The truth is the new Jags owner loves this guy. The team would cut Chad Henne and absorb the money right now, just because he knows ticket sales will fly through the roof. If he goes to Jacksonville, I can see Blaine Gabbert getting traded and becoming the next Brady Quinn or something. Dude sucked last year and literally showed no improvement. I hope Tebow comes to Miami though, Reggie+ Tebow will run better than McGahee+ Tebow.

  131. savagenation2011 says: Mar 20, 2012 2:56 PM

    squared80 says: Mar 20, 2012 12:10 PM

    jessieboom says:
    Mar 20, 2012 11:19 AM
    Just Tebow will NOT fill seats. A winning Tebow would, but not just Tebow. With that logic you might as well put Miley Cyrus in a QB to attract fans.

    You give Americans too much credit. We have a lot of ignorant fools here. Hell, we elected George W. Bush. Twice.

    …….How’s that abortion Obama working out for our country that YOU elected?

  132. bryans49ers says: Mar 20, 2012 2:57 PM

    Keep your phone near by Tebow. . Manning is one slip away from wheelchair and Im sure the Broncos will be looking you up. . Keep up the hard work and fight the good fight

  133. justafanofitall says: Mar 20, 2012 3:01 PM

    Not sure why Denver doesn’t keep him so he can learn under one of the best….or is his contact too large for a bench warmer. He is not ready to be a starter and needs to sit behind a great QB as others have and went on to be successful. Don’t think being the starter of a team is going to get him there. Just look at the comparison between Alex Smith starting right out of college and Aaron Rodgers sitting behind Brett Favre. They are miles apart in their success.

  134. bubba703 says: Mar 20, 2012 3:05 PM

    With the signing of Peyton Manning, it appears Tim Tebow’s daily prayers seeking a Bronco Super Bowl appearance was granted.

  135. gmsalpha says: Mar 20, 2012 3:34 PM

    Going back to your home turf is important for lots of players (and people in general). Mike Tolbert just took less money to go to Carolina from the Chargers.

    And in the NBA, even after a good chink of their adult lives were spent in Chicago and Boston, Jordan and Bird are both back “home” in N. Carolina and Indiana. People like their home, no matter how long they’ve been away. It’s human nature.

  136. gmsalpha says: Mar 20, 2012 3:34 PM

    Going back to your home turf is important for lots of players (and people in general). Mike Tolbert just took less money to go to Carolina from the Chargers.

    And in the NBA, even after a good chunk of their adult lives were spent in Chicago and Boston, Jordan and Bird are both back “home” in N. Carolina and Indiana. People like their home, no matter how long they’ve been away. It’s human nature.

  137. dkhhuey says: Mar 20, 2012 3:36 PM

    To say I was not a Tebow fan is an understatement but after all of this, I am starting to root for the guy. I could do without all of the god-boy stuff, but in the end, all this kid wanted to do is be successful and a decent human being!

    Did he ask for the gagillion minutes of ridiculous over exposure heaped on him? No, that was the media’s obsession and they drove the other population outside of Fla to tire of their nauseating coverage. All he did was go to college and excel on the field, in the classroom, and keeping himself out of bad situations.

    He did nothing but be a winner at everything he did. He got drafted when they said he wouldn’t and despite all of the lack of support shown by his coach and GM, he went out and lifted a dead team and got them closer to the Superbowl than anybody would have guessed.

    Being a Charger fan (pains me to admit that at this point), I truly do not like Elway for a ton of different reasons, but he has certainly elevated his amazingly high douche rating with the way he has acted as a GM and especially the way he treated Tebow. I would love nothing more than to see karma get some payback!

  138. wickerphil says: Mar 20, 2012 4:11 PM

    dkhhuey:

    Sorry fella, that doesn’t work. At its very root, the only thing that is going on here is that John Elway doesn’t believe that Tim Tebow is any good and is trying to replace him with someone better. That is something that happens every day in the NFL and is part of the game/business.

    The problem is that Tebow’s own fans won’t let it be routine business. Tebow MUST start, he MUST be immune from criticisms of his performance, or ELSE he is being persecuted for being THE ONLY RELIGIOUS PERSON WITH GOOD MORALS WHO IS A POSITIVE ROLE MODEL IN THE NFL.

    Don’t you realize that for the last season, people have accused Elway of being an anti-Christian bigot, wanting to sabotage Tebow’s career because he was jealous of Tebow, or both? Do you BLAME Elway for ending that nonsense by getting the guy out of town? (OR BY SHOWING THOSE PEOPLE THAT HAVE SPENT THE LAST YEAR ATTACKING HIS COMPETENCE AND CHARACTER WHAT TEBOW’S REAL VALUE AS A PLAYER WHEN NO ONE GIVES UP ANYTHING OF VALUE IN A TRADE FOR HIM?)

    Either way Elway was going to upgrade the QB position. He has a great defense and offensive line, running game and special teams … really all they need to contend in a weak AFC (and a terrible AFC West) is another guy to catch passes, which they can get in the draft or free agency. Missing this window by sitting around and waiting for Tebow to learn to run an NFL offense AND fix that terrible delivery of his would have been idiotic.

    The only question was whether Tebow was going to get a chance to stick around, improve and earn another shot. And you had better believe that had Tebow ever come out and said “Guys, calling Elway an anti-Christian bigot because he isn’t impressed with my going 2-8 for 25 yards this week against Kansas City is over line so please stop it!” or “I do not support the billboards, Kyle Orton is our QB and this campaign is undermining the authority of coach John Fox and harming team unity” or anything like that at any time, Elway would be glad to let him hang around for $1.1 million next year because it is the path of least resistance. Now is going to have to deal with trading the kid (for practically nothing) and finding 2 backup QBs instead of one, especially if he can’t find anybody that he likes in the draft.

    And will people quit claiming that Tebow didn’t get any support in Denver. If Denver wanted Tebow to fail, they would have said “Here, run the same offense that Kyle Orton did, and make the same throws that Orton and Quinn can make.” The guy wouldn’t have had a chance. He would have been on the bench, never to play again, in 3 weeks. I bet Fox and Elway wish that they HAD simply kept the same offense and let Tebow fail than put in that gimmick offense and STILL be accused of not supporting him anyway!

    Folks, it is almost finally over for Elway, and you better believe that he is extremely happy about it.

  139. eleventyeight says: Mar 20, 2012 6:45 PM

    So- wait: if Denver started winning late in the season b/c of it’s defense and NOT b/c of Tebow then where the heck was that vaunted Donkey D for the first seven games??

  140. lgwelsh1 says: Mar 21, 2012 4:38 AM

    Denver should really consider keeping Tim for at least a year.

    If they do trade him which is most likely, if Jacksonville wants him and Tim would like to play there ( Which we all think he does ) make that happen.

    In front of those hometown fans you know Tim is going to take it to another level.

    Tim will bring millions of dollars and sell that stadium out every home game. He will most likely lead you to the playoffs and put Jacksonville back on the football map.

  141. irrrregardless says: Mar 21, 2012 8:29 AM

    Tebow is a square peg in a round hole NFL quarteback world. It’s not going to be easy for him anywhere he goes.

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