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Elway, Tebow differ on whether quarterback chose Jets

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On Wednesday, multiple reports indicated that the Broncos were allowing quarterback Tim Tebow to choose between the Jets and the Jaguars.  After the trade went down, Tebow claimed otherwise.

In a late-night media conference call, Tebow said that he “didn’t have any [say]” in his destination, and that the Broncos had “all that power.”

Broncos V.P. of football operations John Elway begs to differ.

“There was more [offered] from Jacksonville, but I think that we looked at it and it was close enough, and we were in contact with Tim throughout the day, and talked to him,” Elway told ESPN Radio in Denver on Thursday, via Lindsay Jones of the Denver Post.  “He knew what was going on the whole time.  The reports that he was not involved are not accurate.”

It’s more than “reports” that Tebow wasn’t involved.  Tebow said so himself.

And here’s one of the benefits of having an image of devout faith and overt acts of charity and stubborn chastity.  Folks who enjoy such an image can get away with a periodic whopper, and no one will think that they are stretching the truth.

Even if they possibly are.

Regardless of the truth, Tebow has no reason to say he chose the Jets over the Jaguars.  If things don’t work out in New York, where the owner, the coaching staff, and the front office want him, Tebow eventually could go to Jacksonville, where the current owner always will.

Why spoil an eventual homecoming by alienating the hometown crowd now?

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  1. lgbarn says: Mar 22, 2012 5:23 PM

    I don’t care who he chose or where he went as long as it wasn’t my team. Nice young man but I don’t want that drama.

  2. blacknole08 says: Mar 22, 2012 5:23 PM

    I don’t think he would shun his hometown like that. The Broncos management didn’t want Tebow to succeed. As for the Jets, Rex Ryan has showed that once he commits to a player, he is loyal to said player. That’s why Sanchez still has a starting job.

  3. ecnasty says: Mar 22, 2012 5:24 PM

    Everybody just needs to stop talking. Like it or not, it’s done.

  4. tharoostah says: Mar 22, 2012 5:24 PM

    Schefter backs Elway on this saying he has sources

  5. Philadelphia says: Mar 22, 2012 5:25 PM

    Elway, you got your guy (PM)….so just shut up now, please?

  6. suckmyhawk says: Mar 22, 2012 5:25 PM

    What’s done is done. Lets move on shall we.

  7. pftcd says: Mar 22, 2012 5:26 PM

    “He knew what was going on the whole time” and having a choice are two different things.

    The Broncos get a little benefit from sending Tebow somewhere he is less likely to start and keep Tebowmania at bay.

  8. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Mar 22, 2012 5:27 PM

    So you’re betting on Tebow being the liar? I wouldn’t advise taking that kind of take to Vegas.

  9. guestsinger says: Mar 22, 2012 5:27 PM

    I don’t believe Pontius Pilate, errrrr, I mean Elway.

  10. dae42 says: Mar 22, 2012 5:27 PM

    Elway will gone in 3 years. Unfortunately, he’ll say a lot more dumb things during that short tenure.

  11. skito13 says: Mar 22, 2012 5:28 PM

    Elway is getting older and this deal was secondary to Manning…..

  12. grninerfan says: Mar 22, 2012 5:28 PM

    Elway has not been truthful up to now wy belive him.

  13. raidermike says: Mar 22, 2012 5:28 PM

    In 8 months none of this will matter as Tebow sucks and he will be cut and OUT OF THE LEAGUE.

    Damn, I can’t wait until everyone realizes this

  14. grninerfan says: Mar 22, 2012 5:28 PM

    Elway has not been truthful up to now why belive him.

  15. wydok says: Mar 22, 2012 5:31 PM

    I am more likely to believe Tebow.

  16. dasportsninja says: Mar 22, 2012 5:32 PM

    Elway also said that Tebow would be the starting QB this Spring…..

  17. smartanis says: Mar 22, 2012 5:32 PM

    I never thought I’d see the day when my old high school friends back in Jacksonville are putting their old Tebow stuff in boxes and donating it to Goodwill. You’re going to see a lot more orange and blue 15′s in Jacksonville–on the backs of guys carrying “will work for food” signs around.

  18. annes22 says: Mar 22, 2012 5:34 PM

    Wait for Mark Sanchez to get pissed about Tebow, and he will not be in NY. I don’t know what the Jets were thinking when they did this.

  19. rsoandb says: Mar 22, 2012 5:35 PM

    When Elway said that Tim would be the “starter going into training camp”, what he meant was “…unless something better comes along before then”. Elway has alienated alot of people here in Denver. The expectations here was that the Broncos would build a team around Tebow. The Broncos suck. Their 8-8 record could just have easily been 4-12 or worse, if it hadn’t been for Tebow’s late game heroics. If Manning pans out, Elway will be viewed as genius. If not, he’ll look like a complete fool. Personally, I hope the Jets meet the Broncs in the playoffs and kick their butt.

  20. emma333 says: Mar 22, 2012 5:38 PM

    Timmy “not my choice” Tebow was not truthful with this story…The reason this is important in Jacksonville is that the slant against the home town team is skewed. His ardent supporters are calling Jaguars management liars. The truth is that the Jaguars and the Jets offered a very similar package…I don’t blame Tebow for his choice, but he needs to own the fact that he was not honest.

  21. crindal3000 says: Mar 22, 2012 5:39 PM

    So one of these god fearing Christians are liars. see you in the hither.

  22. h8rgnh8 says: Mar 22, 2012 5:39 PM

    I would not trust a thing Elway says.

  23. shinnbone says: Mar 22, 2012 5:40 PM

    Jan 17, 2012 … John Elway has given Tim Tebow the Broncos’ starting job. … quarterback going
    into training camp next year,” Broncos boss John Elway declared at … Elway said
    he wants to “help Tim in every way I can, to be able to improve …

    I’d say maybe Elway has some credibility issues???

  24. thetooloftools says: Mar 22, 2012 5:40 PM

    God sent Tim to New York.

  25. dwoofer says: Mar 22, 2012 5:41 PM

    The difference between Tebow and Elway is that Tebow UNDERSTANDS THE CONSEQUENCES of telling a lie.

  26. nflofficeadmin says: Mar 22, 2012 5:41 PM

    I never heard Elway say that he asked Tim for his preference.. Just that Tim knew what was going on. There is kind of a big difference between the two, don’t you think…

  27. phreakin says: Mar 22, 2012 5:42 PM

    I agreed with Cowherd this morning. The Jaguars didn’t make as much sense as the Jets did for one reason. the Tebow brand.

  28. commandercornpone says: Mar 22, 2012 5:42 PM

    i am sure tebow preferred jax. maybe the jets wanted him worse and paid the ($5M?) penalty.

    hard to believe elway after all his waffling.

  29. electionconfidential says: Mar 22, 2012 5:43 PM

    Fishy…

  30. rbirving says: Mar 22, 2012 5:43 PM

    I would fall off the couch laughing if the Jets knock the Broncos out of the playoffs.

  31. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Mar 22, 2012 5:43 PM

    grninerfan says:Mar 22, 2012 5:28 PM

    Elway has not been truthful up to now wy belive him.

    grninerfan says:Mar 22, 2012 5:28 PM

    Elway has not been truthful up to now why belive him.
    _________

    I love that you posted this twice to fix one typo but didn’t notice the one right next to it.

  32. trubroncfan07 says: Mar 22, 2012 5:43 PM

    Tebow wanted the NY marketing money.

  33. govtminion says: Mar 22, 2012 5:43 PM

    How is it that one of the greatest quarterbacks of our time signs in Denver and it’s almost forgotten in favor of continuing dissection of the trade that sends the previous QB out of town?

    The world has gone mad.

  34. robertunsoberirish says: Mar 22, 2012 5:43 PM

    The travesty in all of this is, Tebow is still affiliated with the NFL! Too bad Elway couldn’t have traded him to the CFL or European Football League. Tebow is a D- quarterback and an annoying bible thumper and will be out of the league real soon.

  35. waitingguilty says: Mar 22, 2012 5:43 PM

    This is not the first time you have referenced religion and trustworthiness/honesty as being concepts that go hand in hand.

    I just don’t get it.

    If someone is very religious I would never automatically trust them more.

    Actually I’d believe Elway in this instance long before Timmy.

  36. ccooww says: Mar 22, 2012 5:43 PM

    Raiders offered a #3 this year and a 4th next year. Elway would even discuss because he did not want to have face him twice a year. He really wanted to deal him to NFC team.

  37. The Blog of Don Comontofski says: Mar 22, 2012 5:43 PM

    I think I will take word of the guy who feels every word will one day be judged by God to the one who doesn’t. TT has not shown at anytime he wants to be untrue to his heavenly Father.

  38. manderson367 says: Mar 22, 2012 5:44 PM

    I’m just glad the Tebow circus has left Denver. I like the Tebow and wish him the best, but craziness that follows the kid really wears you down.

  39. mrslay1 says: Mar 22, 2012 5:45 PM

    Somebody needs to say this…Mike F, who are you to question a man like Tebows honesty. You just fell in any and all creditbility. Tebow doesn’t lie and if he did, why would he about this!!!

  40. mediasloppy says: Mar 22, 2012 5:45 PM

    I’m lost. If Tebow claims he has no say in the matter, why would he also say he wanted to be a Jet, because of Hard Knocks?

  41. lks311 says: Mar 22, 2012 5:45 PM

    For those who think the Broncos are lying, let’s take the names out of it: Why would team A lie about taking less to acommodate player B? The facts are the facts. The J’Ville deal was the better option. The kid got caught with his mouth in the cookie jar.

  42. goredskins11 says: Mar 22, 2012 5:46 PM

    The way they chose their words, both could be telling the truth.
    Elway said, “we were in contact with Tim throughout the day, and talked to him” and “He knew what was going on the whole time. The reports that he was not involved are not accurate.”

    That does not say that they gave Tebow a choice as to which team he was going to, just that he was being kept aware of the process.

    Tebow said that he did not have a say in which team he went to, not that he was not involved in the process.

    Both guys seem to be trying their best to say the right things.

    Go Tebow!!!
    \m/ ( >.<) \m/

  43. cowboyhater says: Mar 22, 2012 5:46 PM

    Don’t trust Mr. Ed.

  44. jvillenole says: Mar 22, 2012 5:46 PM

    The Jags only offered a 5thone round pick. Of course Elway took the Jets deal!

  45. Joe says: Mar 22, 2012 5:46 PM

    I don’t see Elway saying Tebow had a say, just that he was made aware of what was going on.

  46. goforthanddie says: Mar 22, 2012 5:47 PM

    Elway has lied to/about Tebow from day 1. I can’t see Tebow wanting to go somewhere he wasn’t guaranteed a starting spot, and I don’t see him lying about having no say.

  47. aardvark4gb12qb15 says: Mar 22, 2012 5:47 PM

    So do I believe Tim Tebow or John Elway? I believe Tim Tebow.

  48. zampft says: Mar 22, 2012 5:48 PM

    well at least there’s no bad blood there

  49. slickmarine says: Mar 22, 2012 5:48 PM

    Ya’ll can’t be serious; Elway has (in a very short time) established himself as someone who cannot be trusted. And choosing between him and Tebow as re: “the truth”? I know where my vote is going…

  50. goforthanddie says: Mar 22, 2012 5:49 PM

    jvillenole says: Mar 22, 2012 5:46 PM

    The Jags only offered a 5thone round pick. Of course Elway took the Jets deal!
    ——————————————————

    “There was more [offered] from Jacksonville”

    Reading is FUNdamental, try it some time.

  51. drshakedown74 says: Mar 22, 2012 5:50 PM

    Jebow

  52. siknutty says: Mar 22, 2012 5:51 PM

    Elway is full of crap! This is simply a ploy to try and minimize the backlash from fans. He said it himself, they are going to do whatever is in the best interests of the organization. How is it in Denver’s best interests turning down a better offer from the Jags?

  53. heycarl23 says: Mar 22, 2012 5:51 PM

    of course tebow wanted to be in new york. he will eat up all the attention the media gives him. wants that platform to spew his filth

  54. bullcharger says: Mar 22, 2012 5:52 PM

    It’s more than “reports” that Tebow wasn’t involved. Tebow said so himself.

    ————

    that’s not what he said. He said he didn’t have any say. That is true. Just because he was informed doesn’t mean he had any choice in the matter.

  55. gppsav says: Mar 22, 2012 5:53 PM

    I wonder if Del Rio didn’t have something to say about Tebow not going to Jacksonville in light of his being fired from the jaguars.

  56. laserw says: Mar 22, 2012 5:53 PM

    Elway has pretty much kissed his reputation goodbye with his mishandling of Tebow. It would be one thing if he would have said up front that Tebow was not part of the Bronco future and we could have expected a trade. With the Broncos jumping through hoops like trained dogs to get Manning, the dissing of Tebow was final.

    Tebow may not be a Tom Brady, but he never cheated to win either.

    I hope the Manning experiment ends in less than half a season as Manning leaves the sport and retires after not being able to handle the pounding he will take. After that selfish request to have his beloved 18 on his jersey and taking it away from an 84 year old dementia patient, Manning has lost all credibility too – that pathetic dog and pony show of his.

    Tebow was a winner – and no one notices in the record books if you win looking dirty or playing dirty (like the Saints and Patriots do).

  57. thatguywhoisactuallyamiamisportsfan says: Mar 22, 2012 5:55 PM

    Elway wanted to hand the Tebow “problem” to someone else, and who better than the Jets? Everyone hates the Jets.

  58. bigbadal21 says: Mar 22, 2012 5:56 PM

    In the past Elway has said that Tbow would have “input” Apparently the input was very low. Tbow has no reason to lie. Elway has a huge reason to lie to keep the Denver Tebow fans from being upset

  59. guestsinger says: Mar 22, 2012 5:59 PM

    raidermike says:

    “In 8 months none of this will matter as Tebow sucks and he will be cut and OUT OF THE LEAGUE.”

    “”””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””

    This would make a great over and under.

  60. nebster21 says: Mar 22, 2012 6:02 PM

    No but this could put an inkling of doubt as to whether or not a player wants to play for Elway based on Elway lying or not.

  61. mauicat1 says: Mar 22, 2012 6:02 PM

    If I am a fan of any other team in the AFC East, I gotta’ love this. I get Tebow twice a year! And with the baby-soft psyche’ of Sanchez, Tebow could be starting by game four. Tom Brady is sleeping really well.

  62. emma333 says: Mar 22, 2012 6:07 PM

    Most of the comments here are the reason we don’t want Tebow in Jacksonville. He was caught lying, but his supporters blame everyone but him. The same would happen if he threw and interception.. Good luck with that NYC.

  63. stl45fan says: Mar 22, 2012 6:07 PM

    2 bad quarterbacks on a team are better than 1! #Jets

  64. bizmike24 says: Mar 22, 2012 6:07 PM

    No really ? You don’t say…. Of course he didnt have anything to say in it ! I tried telling everybody that, but yet they want to go and believe the media (Tebow Has say in where he lands) Yeah, now go tell another lie media….I’m waiting ! But thanks for being the biggest hor(se) ever Elway ! For that I thank you !

  65. tjjohnson98 says: Mar 22, 2012 6:10 PM

    Hmmm… so do I believe Tebow or the used car salesman who just tricked Manning into thinking the Broncos were one player away? Tough one.

  66. TheWizard says: Mar 22, 2012 6:12 PM

    Taking the word of a football executive over Tebow?

    You point out almost daily how much they lie, then take their side.

    Odd.

  67. Deb says: Mar 22, 2012 6:13 PM

    People can believe whatever fairytales they like. But the fact that Jacksonville offered more means the Broncs let Tim choose and Tim chose the Jets. The Broncs had no other reason to take the lesser offer. In addition to going to a better team, Tim had another big reason to prefer the Jets to the Jags.

    Sarah Palin left the governor’s mansion because it was hard to be a media star while stuck in Alaska. I expect Tim Tebow chose the bright lights of New York City over the backwoods of Jacksonville for the same reason. If you don’t think that’s possible because he’s good-looking, well-spoken, and prays diligently on the sidelines, you are sadly naive. And no, I’m neither an atheist nor a Tebow-hater. I’m just keeping it real.

  68. liongator says: Mar 22, 2012 6:13 PM

    Lets see…the Elway that said Tebow would open the 2011 season as the starter? The Elway that said he’d personally work with Tebow everyday of the offseason? The Elway that said (again) Tebow would be the starter in training camp 2012? Yeah, he’s a liar. And he doesn’t say Tebow had a choice, just “he was involved” because they called and updated him. If your boss called you and said “hey, just to keep you up to speed we’re talking about firing you” would you say you were given a choice?

    Doesn’t matter anyway, Gene Smith and the Jags coaches didn’t want Tebow, and why go from one team where the GM and coach don’t want you to another? If they really wanted him, they could easily have raised the offer to a 3rd round pick, still a bargain price for what the Jags need most….HOPE.

  69. drumsomeone says: Mar 22, 2012 6:14 PM

    The first tricycle ride of the Tebow clown show in NY, Tebow is one dumb guy!

  70. yahmule says: Mar 22, 2012 6:15 PM

    Tebow is a liar, just like so many of his fans.

    Also, as if it should matter, Elway was raising and donating millions for charity before Tebow was born.

  71. philsgoodman says: Mar 22, 2012 6:18 PM

    First Schefter reported that Tebow would have the final say, then he said that the Broncos would dictate the move according to the best offer.

    That was before the 2nd deal to the Jets and before Tebow said he didn’t have any say. Since it’s odd that Tebow would go to the Jets over the Jaguars by choice, Elway’s comments (combined with the conflicting Schefter reports) still come across as very curious.

    Both Elway and Tebow have reason to lie, so you can’t make the deduction that Elway is being honest based on motive aline.

  72. weepingjebus says: Mar 22, 2012 6:18 PM

    Telling Tebow what is going on and where he is going to end up is not the same thing as actually giving him a say in the matter. Elway’s response does not contradict Tebow’s. And who exactly do you think we should believe here, the devout Christian or the guy who has been trying to get rid of him for over a year?

  73. herbertjablonski says: Mar 22, 2012 6:19 PM

    He probably chose NY because he has a better chance at becoming the #1 than competing with both Gabbert and henne

  74. alecitrullo10 says: Mar 22, 2012 6:24 PM

    who cares if elway lied its done. lol and ppl who are saying that the broncos are trying to “keep tebow down” are soo stupid. what difference is it to them if he starts someone else. As for tebows late game “heroics” , they were only possible due to the fact that the defence kept the broncos in the games while tebow was absoloutely terrible for 3qtrs. his play reminds me of inspector clouseau from the pink panther movies. I saw him actually turn around and run backwards in a game. backwards like straight toward his own endzone. Never seen anything like it in the pros. Im done ranting tebow can be a great player but he is a garbage nfl QB

  75. faulkana says: Mar 22, 2012 6:26 PM

    I’m no Tebow fan, but I certainly wouldn’t peg him as the liar here.

  76. bostonspaniard says: Mar 22, 2012 6:30 PM

    Everything that comes out of Elways mouth is garbage. No wonder he gets along with Manning. They’re both terrible human beings.

  77. squared80 says: Mar 22, 2012 6:38 PM

    I wish Tim would just shut up. He gets all this credit and attention for being such a great guy, when there are a hundred just like him in the NFL who simply don’t flaunt it in front of everyone to promote themselves. Pathetic.

  78. ahs2 says: Mar 22, 2012 6:38 PM

    rsoandb says:
    Mar 22, 2012 5:35 PM
    “….Elway has alienated alot of people here in Denver….”
    ______________________________

    Not sure where in Denver you live but the overwhelming sentiment I’ve heard from the water cooler to local radio is that Elway did what he had to do to make the team the way he wants it and having Manning as teh franchise QB instead of Tebow is the right move. That *is* his privilege…

    So glad the circus has left town…

  79. snoopyjoecool says: Mar 22, 2012 6:38 PM

    I don’t think he would shun his hometown like that. The Broncos management didn’t want Tebow to succeed. As for the Jets, Rex Ryan has showed that once he commits to a player, he is loyal to said player. That’s why Sanchez still has a starting job.
    ————–

    What about Drew Stanton….just sayin’

  80. ahs2 says: Mar 22, 2012 6:40 PM

    What I know for sure is that he said he wanted to play in Fla…anyone who visits this site knows that he clearly stated that. So let’s go with what we know…

  81. seals1 says: Mar 22, 2012 6:45 PM

    Why does Elway hate Tebow so much? I really can’t see Tebow lying about this one.

    Elway- You remind me a Darrin Sharper

  82. makeshersquirt says: Mar 22, 2012 6:47 PM

    WHO CARES?
    That was soooo yesterday!

    What I’m wondering is if when TT found out that he was traded, did he act completely surprised just like his lady Taylor Swift?

    You know, jaw dropped, hand on each side of his face (all Home Alone style)

  83. scrapingthefloorioforstorios says: Mar 22, 2012 6:50 PM

    “regardless of the truth…” that’s not something expected from a lawyer turned writer at all….

  84. ahs2 says: Mar 22, 2012 6:54 PM

    snoopyjoecool says:
    Mar 22, 2012 6:38 PM
    “…The Broncos management didn’t want Tebow to succeed…”
    ______________________________

    He’s not the type of QB they want!!! Why is that so hard to understand?!?! This personal grudge stuff is stupid. If Elway gets fired someday, it should be based on the performance of his hand-picked personnel & his football philosophy. He has the right exclusive right to choose who wears the Broncos uniform…deal with it.

  85. yahmule says: Mar 22, 2012 7:00 PM

    John Elway drafted DROY Von Miller when everybody said he should take Marcel Dareus.

    Champ Bailey was ready to leave the Broncos last off season after the 4-12 disaster Josh McDaniels made of the franchise. He only returned because he respected John Elway and believed he could turn things around, which is exactly what happened. In no small part due to Elway’s hiring of of John Fox.

    Elway made another great hire this off season by adding Jack Del Rio as the defensive coordinator.

    Peyton Manning’s primary reason for signing with Denver was his respect for Elway.

    Finally, Elway moved Tebow to the team of his choosing. Sadly, Tebow lacks the character to tell his hometown that he snubbed them, so he’s content to let his fans continue to spew hatred and ugliness in Elway’s direction.

    Guess what? John Elway was having feature articles written about him in the LA Times when he was a freshman in high school. Nothing some clueless Tebow fan says about him can faze him.

    So, good luck Tebow and Tebow disciples. Now you can get to work undermining Mark Sanchez and the rest of the Jets organization.

  86. randygnyc says: Mar 22, 2012 7:00 PM

    I don’t trust Elway. In fact, I’ve always thought he’s a scumbag.

  87. stuartscottslefteye says: Mar 22, 2012 7:01 PM

    There was more [offered] from Jacksonville, but I think that we looked at it and it was close enough…

    —————————————————

    Uhh, yeah, I’d be surprised if a GM ever left something on the table to placate a player he was about to unload.

  88. schoolchoice2011 says: Mar 22, 2012 7:02 PM

    Quote from Tebow interview…

    Contrary to certain reports, Tebow said that he had nothing to do with the final decision. The choice between Jacksonville and New York was made by the Broncos.

    “Well ultimately I really didn’t have any (say) because the Broncos had all that power,” an upbeat Tebow said. “And they’re very gracious they were talking to my agent all day, I got to speak with Coach Fox a few times, really not about any of the trades, just him talking to me, wishing the best, which I was very thankful for, very classy. “

  89. i10east says: Mar 22, 2012 7:11 PM

    Elway told the truth; Tebow had the choice, and fibbed because he didn’t wanna verbally diss his hometown, Jax. (I’m a Jags fan that didn’t want Tebow BTW). I know that the general public is in denial, and they don’t wanna hear that, but it is what it is; Maybe the Saint Timmy has some flaws after all.

  90. jhm3 says: Mar 22, 2012 7:13 PM

    “There was more [offered] from Jacksonville, but I think that we looked at it and it was close enough, and we were in contact with Tim throughout the day, and talked to him,”

    I dont see anywhere in that quote that says anything about a choice for tebow.

    I see a dumpster fire coming for the Jets

  91. ernie ernie says: Mar 22, 2012 7:13 PM

    Tebow knew everything that was going on. Why would Denver not tell him, it isn’t like he had a no trade contract.

    I’m sure he was hoping for Jacksonville but they were too late to the game.

  92. hawkforlife says: Mar 22, 2012 7:19 PM

    I can’t read 88 comments on Tebow. I’d throw up. Please NO MORE TEBOW! He’s a 2nd / 3rd string QB. Enough already.

  93. cuda1234 says: Mar 22, 2012 7:22 PM

    Who to believe? Thhe 2-time super bowl winning hall-of-fame quarterback or the guy who cheated in high school. and college. There’s a reason its called the Tebow rule at both the FHSAA and NCAA. You can look it up.

  94. freedomispopular says: Mar 22, 2012 7:35 PM

    Of the two of us, I’m the only one who hasn’t committed mutiny. Therefore, my word is the one we’ll be trusting.

  95. emma333 says: Mar 22, 2012 7:44 PM

    cuda1234-cheat might be a little harsh…But you’re right, Tim certainly has had the rules bent in his favor from a very early age….but DENIAL is more than that river for most of his vocal fans.

  96. spellingcops says: Mar 22, 2012 7:49 PM

    rsoandb says: Mar 22, 2012 5:35 PM

    When Elway said that Tim would be the “starter going into training camp”, what he meant was “…unless something better comes along before then”. Elway has alienated alot of people here in Denver. The expectations here was that the Broncos would build a team around Tebow. The Broncos suck. Their 8-8 record could just have easily been 4-12 or worse, if it hadn’t been for Tebow’s late game heroics. If Manning pans out, Elway will be viewed as genius. If not, he’ll look like a complete fool. Personally, I hope the Jets meet the Broncs in the playoffs and kick their butt.
    —————————————————-
    I hope you and the rest of the “Bronco fans” alienated by John Elway during this situation all start rooting for the Chiefs, Chargers, or Raiders. Us REAL Bronco fans already hate you anyway. John Freaking Elway is the best thing that has ever happened to this state in terms of sports. He’s brought more sports relevance (not attention) to this state than any other person in history. If you think that building a team around Tebow is a better idea than signing Peyton Manning, you’re delusional. “Building a team around Tebow” would consist of drafting/signing nothing but offensive linemen. In case you haven’t noticed, there’s no reason to have wide receivers since he can’t THROW the ball effectively. You know, the number one ingredient to being a QUARTERBACK.

  97. zerohandicapper says: Mar 22, 2012 7:51 PM

    Take away Terrell Davis and the Broncos have ZERO Superbowls under Elway. Elway is a hack and always has been. Look at the previous SuperBowls they went to and look at the scores. They had their A**ES handed to them. This is coming from a guy born and raised in Indianapolis and a die hard 49ers fan. Manning wanted no part of playing in the NFC because he knew he had no chance at winning a Superbowl. He has no chance now. Manning will always be Mrs Brady. One of the biggest playoff choke artists of all time. He cant even go to Denver and be the best Broncos QB of all time. Let alone go to San Fran and be the 3rd best of all time. Manning and Elway deserve each other. Whats even better is Manning is bringing his minions with him. Saturday, Adai, etc….. Im actually surprised Reggie Wayne signed as early as he did with the Dolts. BRONCOS ARE A JOKE FROM TOP TO BOTTOM.

  98. ajferraro says: Mar 22, 2012 7:53 PM

    So according to Elway, Jacksonville offered more to Denver, but he still chose New York because it was “close enough”. As a team executive why wouldn’t you take the better deal regardless of what Tim wanted. Unless you wanted to stick it to him one last time…nice.

  99. TheWizard says: Mar 22, 2012 7:53 PM

    So, good luck Tebow and Tebow disciples. Now you can get to work undermining Mark Sanchez and the rest of the Jets organization

    Yep, Tebow should quit football so he doesn’t disturb sensitive fellas such as yourself.

  100. repojam says: Mar 22, 2012 7:55 PM

    What they said isn’t contradictory.

    Saying he was involved likely means “Hi Tim, hope you are having a good day. We’re going to trade you to either the Jets or the Jaguars.”

    Now he’s involved, Elway can still trade him where he wants. Perhaps the Jets said yes faster before they had to find a way around the financial snags in the contract.

  101. gitchogameon says: Mar 22, 2012 8:08 PM

    @ccooww : Your post smells like cow manure. Oakland never offered ish for Tebow. Quit telling made up crap, we have enough around here by Mike and his little posse’ throwing “stuff” hoping it sticks.

  102. eaglebranded says: Mar 22, 2012 8:24 PM

    Tebow Tebow all he do is win by himself apparently . It doesn’t matter where he went or what team takes him next he should feel bless someone gave him a chance to play QB. When he is not one you don’t hear brad smith fans up here crying about him not getting a chance and he can throw the ball. Tebow needs to play fullback period his pass that got him pass the steelers was simply because old man sent everyone and left no safetys back. Why ,because he doesn’t trust Tebow’s arm . Now how many times you Tebow fans think that is going to happen?? Please stop with these idiot comments. I’m happy he got his life in order ,but that doesn’t got nothing to do with playing QB. Period. He can’t play the position at a high level period.

  103. pandebailey says: Mar 22, 2012 8:24 PM

    So, we see the first crack in Tim Tebow’s amazing reputation – he lied about turning down his home town.

    What do you mean Tim didn’t have any reason to lie? Of course he did…..he didn’t want it known that he would turn down a weak team and weak media market back home for the lights of New York City. Exactly what would be John Elway’s motive to lie?

  104. liongator says: Mar 22, 2012 8:57 PM

    Never has Elway said they gave Tebow a choice, all he says is they kept him aware of what ‘we” (meaning Elway and Fox) were doing. So Tebow didn’t lie, and neither did Elway…the people saying Tebow was given his choice are the liars, so tell us…who exactly said it?

  105. namriverrat69 says: Mar 22, 2012 9:05 PM

    Have you ever known a car salesman who wasn’t a bullsh-tter and a liar, who didn’t distort the truth to make a sale?

  106. lunarpie says: Mar 22, 2012 9:07 PM

    Don Corleone to Tebow- “don’t ever tell anybody what you’re thinking again…” GFII

  107. Amadeus says: Mar 22, 2012 9:21 PM

    I’d believe Tim over lying Horse Face every time.

  108. haywoodjablomee says: Mar 22, 2012 9:23 PM

    Someone is lying, and I’m betting it’s Donkey Teeth. Why would Tebow lie about not choosing the Jets, when in fact he is going to the Jets. He’d only alienate his new team.

  109. jverley says: Mar 22, 2012 9:29 PM

    and Skip Bayless continues to let Tim Tebow nut in his mouth

  110. bobwheel says: Mar 22, 2012 9:29 PM

    “And here’s one of the benefits of having an image of devout faith and overt acts of charity and stubborn chastity. Folks who enjoy such an image can get away with a periodic whopper, and no one will think that they are stretching the truth.”

    Wow. So it’s only an “image?” I guess you have some inside information relative to who Tebow really is? Stop the Tebow bashing, please.

  111. cuda1234 says: Mar 22, 2012 9:53 PM

    Its called the “tebow rule” for a reason. The NCAA has one and the FHSAA has one. Both to prevent other kids from doing what Timmy did, because those things are now against the rules. Look it up.

  112. randomguy9999 says: Mar 22, 2012 9:58 PM

    You Tebow dudes who are bent that Elway didn’t keep a promise to have Timmy the starter “going into training camp” after Peyton became available and came to the Broncos…. you aren’t really saying that with a straight face are you?

    you guys are delusional if you think any team in the NFL should keep a promise to start a guy with stats and experience like Tebow over a guy with stats and experience like Peyton Manning…. that’s religious nut logic for ya….

  113. electstat says: Mar 22, 2012 10:09 PM

    So difficult to know who to believe…the ultimate team player or the gm that hasn’t been truthful about his decisions regarding Tebow yet.

  114. villagementality says: Mar 22, 2012 10:13 PM

    Elway is a douche – what a POS……

  115. mjkelly77 says: Mar 22, 2012 10:16 PM

    I guess Elway just continues to lie and lie and …

  116. andyreidisfat says: Mar 22, 2012 10:26 PM

    If you look at what elway said, he’s probably telling the truth. The broncos did keep tebow informed, but didn’t let tebow decide.

  117. jagalag says: Mar 22, 2012 10:44 PM

    Tebow never had a choice. FA’s have a choice. Players on the trading block do not.

  118. dlmcc1010 says: Mar 22, 2012 10:53 PM

    So youre telling me Tim Tebow picked a liberal town, where every little thing he does will be all over the newspaper, and where the incumbent crappy QB just got granted a big money extension over a team in a state that worships him,and has an even easier QB to beat out for a starting job.

    Sure, makes alot of sense.

  119. cutebrnis says: Mar 22, 2012 11:08 PM

    Really. I would believe Tebow over Elway any day. Let’s call it like it is. Tebow is a young man if integrity and morals. People are looking for him to screw up and he will he is human. But he will hold his head high and admit it and trust a god and move on. He has nothing to gain by lying. But Elway does. He needs to cover his ass. But it’s ok cause the Broncos will loose to the Jets. I 100 percent believe it.

  120. rangenius says: Mar 22, 2012 11:51 PM

    Elway is the baba booey of the NFL. Horse tooth jackass.

  121. t16rich says: Mar 23, 2012 12:04 AM

    What’s the bible say about lying?

  122. pooinyourface says: Mar 23, 2012 12:05 AM

    John Elway will be looking mile Eight Belles after the Jets knock them out of the playoffs next year

  123. pooinyourface says: Mar 23, 2012 12:06 AM

    Looking like*

  124. browns19 says: Mar 23, 2012 12:17 AM

    Elway should stick to what he knows best- eating his oats.

  125. derekdallas says: Mar 23, 2012 12:39 AM

    The Jets may be disfunctional but the Jags are just perrenial losers. I bet Tebow chose the Jets and didn’t think that part would go public.

    Or it was just Rex Ryan praying really hard for Tebow, you know, with a few F bombs sprinkled in for good measure.

  126. xx4zu1 says: Mar 23, 2012 12:42 AM

    I’m glad I’m not the only one that isn’t buying into the holier than thou hype.

  127. txnative61 says: Mar 23, 2012 2:04 AM

    Toward the end of the season I watched an analysis of exactly how Tim’s play dramatically changed during his game winning drives. His check downs were good, decision making improved, and he ran at the right time and direction. As if when focused, he can demonstrate good quarterback technique, and he caught defenses by surprise by doing so. The point is its possible he may develop into a good quarterback, but at present lacks consistency. I regret his having made his faith an issue in connection with performance and victory, as if others personal faith is somehow less than his own. John Elway made professional decisions based on his best judgement. I do not read any lying into either statement, and think both to be men of good character.

  128. earlmook says: Mar 23, 2012 2:08 AM

    I really don’t care but I’m so glad he is outta here!!!! Hopefully NY will chew him up and spit him out to the ground. Good riddance from the Mile High City!!!! Tebow is the worst media who*e and is just an embarrassing person. Hopefully NY Jets coach Rex Ryan will shut Tebow up and the Tebow religious freaks up. I hope the NY Jets players and coaches will get effin sick of Tebow’s outspoken religious stance, rants and shut his a** up!!!!! Maybe the NY Jets will make it so when Tebow talks to the Media he wont be allowed to talk about his religious sh*t and make him get off his pulpit. People don’t give a sh*t about your religion and it’s embarrassing hearing Tebow go off on God this God that, Thank my Lord blah blah blah. Keep that sh*t to yourself!!! Who the he** would believe Tebow bible thumping freak over Elway. Tebow’s full of sh*t and a worthless QB!! Good luck NY Jets with Tebow. Tebow’s going to be the clipboard holder and bench warmer.

  129. culturalelitist says: Mar 23, 2012 3:07 AM

    Not sure who is telling the truth here, but I think Tebow has a good deal more of the entitled athlete thing going on than his carefully maintained public persona lets on.

  130. denverscott says: Mar 23, 2012 5:28 AM

    OK WE HEAR all the beer drinkin bloggers but DANG. These guys do get paid too much money to NOT spell check in these articles. I don’t want my kid to think that this is the level you need to shoot for. “Hey Dad, I spell better english than a 6 yr old Kenyan… why dont i be gettin a job”. Yeah, I know Clem.. if was gud enuf fer u…. sad!
    In the original story, not the “we spakin ‘merican posts”. Dang, get educated fools, or at least take an interest in your kids education! You all aren’t typing from a phone…. not EVERY one of you. Even so, ..learn to type! Wanna end up like Somalia where the literacy rate is 12%? We’re getting there.

  131. denverscott says: Mar 23, 2012 5:38 AM

    cutebrnis You silly young T W A T. What does Mr John Elway have to gain by lying? WHAT? The millions he made winning back to back Super Bowls? NO. His Jacket in the NFL Hall Of Fame? NO. His multiple business deals involving mutiple car dealerships? NO. Restuarants started with his money lent to people that couldn’t get a loan otherwise. NO.
    So now what do you base this attack on? I’m leaning towards ignorance and access to your husbands/ grampy/ brothers computer. Go home and deal with the impending yeast infection that will huant you until you acquire 45 cats.

  132. denverscott says: Mar 23, 2012 5:44 AM

    randomguy9999 says:
    And lie and lie and lie “with his gonads on your Moms chin”. And I laugh and laugh and hope none of your chin breath gets on me says your sister.

  133. bigvinnyinjax says: Mar 23, 2012 7:48 AM

    The home crowd already has been alienated.

    So…..there are about 10 NFL Insiders saying he had a choice, plus Elway, and Tebow’s agent. Hmm.

    Adam Shefter reported very early on that Tebow was going to be allowed to choose. Shefter is pretty dang respected for having the inside track.

    And aside from that whole Bradshaw is Dead thing, PFT is pretty reputable. Hehehehe.

  134. canesgiants says: Mar 23, 2012 9:31 AM

    cant understand all the love for tebow. he is an awful qb–if u take the name off the jersey the guy isnt even in the league. hes another great college qb that didnt make it in the nfl. thats fine. there are plenty of those out there. but people berating elway is crazy. he got rid of his biggest headache for peyton manning. this is the diff between elway and the jets–elway is in the business to win championships and the jets are trying to sell jerseys. thats fine but if u are a fan of them than its not ok.

  135. hnrqoliv says: Mar 23, 2012 10:59 AM

    Tebow was given a choice. The Jags gave a better offer (higher 4th rounder and offered to pay more of the $5 mil) and Tebow said himself he wanted to play for Rex Ryan.

    He’s just trying to save face for the fans he has back home.

  136. spellingcops says: Mar 23, 2012 5:45 PM

    zerohandicapper says: Mar 22, 2012 7:51 PM

    Take away Terrell Davis and the Broncos have ZERO Superbowls under Elway. Elway is a hack and always has been. Look at the previous SuperBowls they went to and look at the scores. They had their A**ES handed to them. This is coming from a guy born and raised in Indianapolis and a die hard 49ers fan. Manning wanted no part of playing in the NFC because he knew he had no chance at winning a Superbowl. He has no chance now. Manning will always be Mrs Brady. One of the biggest playoff choke artists of all time. He cant even go to Denver and be the best Broncos QB of all time. Let alone go to San Fran and be the 3rd best of all time. Manning and Elway deserve each other. Whats even better is Manning is bringing his minions with him. Saturday, Adai, etc….. Im actually surprised Reggie Wayne signed as early as he did with the Dolts. BRONCOS ARE A JOKE FROM TOP TO BOTTOM.
    —————————————————-
    You’re a f*cking idiot. You say “Elway is a hack and always has been.” Then later in your idiotic, factless diatribe you state that Manning “cant even go to Denver and be the best Broncos QB of all time.” If it was possible for your dumb ass to be objective you would know that Elway is arguably the best QB of all time, and he finally got his rings when he was provided with a supporting cast. You should know about those, since that’s all SF has right now. God knows their QB is a hack and always has been. BTW, did you just start posting this year like 99% of the other idiots that root for the 49ers since they finally achieved something other than mediocrity? “Die hard” fans of any football team should know greats when they see them. This leads me to believe you are a “die hard” fan when they are “winning.”

  137. yssupasigninnamnotyep says: Mar 24, 2012 1:06 AM

    @spellingcops

    Donk face got his rings because Shanarat and Bowel movement cheated on the salary cap…look it up you f*cking idiot.

    Pretty appropriate you used an asterick…that’s exactly what should be next to the Donkeys Lombardi trophies.

  138. yssupasigninnamnotyep says: Mar 24, 2012 1:08 AM

    Whoops…sorry spellingcops.

    I meant asterisk…Mr. Spell Checker.

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