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No One Wants Tim Tebow (What happens to him after Peyton Manning joins the Denver Broncos?)
Business Insider ^ | 03/20/2012 | Lorenzo Arguello

Posted on 03/20/2012 7:09:38 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

As soon as word came through that Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos were ironing out a contract, the Tim Tebow questions began to fly.

The likeliest of outcomes seemed to be a trade.

But where?

Everyone's first instinct was the Jacksonville Jaguars. That doesn't appear likely, as reports say that Jags management doesn't have any interest in Tebow.

New England was mentioned as a possibility too because the guy who drafted him, Josh McDaniels, is now an offensive coordinator there and Bill Belichick loves going outside the box. Chances of that ever happening are slim, though.

The Miami Dolphins and their hated GM Jeff Ireland were mentioned, but that doesn't look promising after they signed David Garrard to compete with Matt Moore. Other teams with quarterback questions have already figured things out.

Late Manning entrants the San Francisco 49ers will go back to Alex Smith. The Seattle Seahawks settled on free agent Matt Flynn.

Cleveland has issues at QB, but is prepared to continue the Colt McCoy experiment. Even if the Browns were looking for a change, Tebow doesn't fit into team president Mike Holmgren's west coast offense.

Philadelphia has even been bandied about as a wild card possibility, but despite the Eagles coaching staff's success with QB projects, we don't see this happening.

Green Bay Packers, anyone?

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KEYWORDS: denverbroncos; nfl; peytonmanning; timtebow
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1 posted on 03/20/2012 7:09:46 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Hopefully, he stays here in Denver and learns from the best.


2 posted on 03/20/2012 7:12:36 AM PDT by G Larry (We are NOT obliged to carry the snake in our pocket and then dismiss the bites as natural behavior.)
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To: SeekAndFind

not a football fan...but doesn’t the elder manning brother have a worn out arm?

is it because Tebow shows his belief in God during games they would trade him for a washed up quarterback???


3 posted on 03/20/2012 7:12:42 AM PDT by Vaquero (Molon Labe)
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To: SeekAndFind
Green Bay Packers, anyone?

That's actually a great idea. He'd learn a lot from Rodgers and that could set him up as a future leading QB.

4 posted on 03/20/2012 7:12:50 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: SeekAndFind

Here is a bizzare concept for the attention-span addled media - imagine Tebow having 3-4 years, with Peyton Manning towards the end of his career, to learn from one of the best in the game? Tebow is very young. He has plenty of time left in his career.


5 posted on 03/20/2012 7:13:18 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: SeekAndFind

Buffalo could use him

And this is a very religious town


6 posted on 03/20/2012 7:13:32 AM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m sure Tebow would love to play somewhere but didn’t he get $35mil for signing with the Broncos? Sounds to me like he got the last laugh.


7 posted on 03/20/2012 7:15:10 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Democrats love direct democracy until it's time to vote on something. Then they scream for a judge)
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To: G Larry

I thought the same thing. Why can’t he just stay in Denver as a backup? It seems like as soon as talk about Manning going to Denver heated up everyone assumed Tebow would be traded. Does Elway hate him that much?


8 posted on 03/20/2012 7:16:16 AM PDT by texaschick
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To: SeekAndFind
36, severely injured, happy feet in the backfield, inability to throw the deep ball or even a decent spiral with zip anymore. Hey, how about paying him a 100M to stand back there and hand the ball off? He can't scramble. He'll be an outsider to the rest of the team, All the hype will be about him. That will drive the other players crazy.

Oh yeah, perfect fit. Learn from the master. LOL! I hope Elway is fired for this stupidity!

9 posted on 03/20/2012 7:16:50 AM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: al_c

As a cheesehead in Texas, I like that idea too.


10 posted on 03/20/2012 7:17:41 AM PDT by texaschick
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To: Vaquero
is it because Tebow shows his belief in God during games they would trade him for a washed up quarterback?

It's more likely because Tebow isn't a very good quarterback.

11 posted on 03/20/2012 7:18:18 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: SeekAndFind

Maybe the door is shutting on football and opening in politics.


12 posted on 03/20/2012 7:19:24 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Tebow’s future opportunities in the CFL just got a little brighter. :)


13 posted on 03/20/2012 7:19:34 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: 1rudeboy

you see....I dunno....I know they were amazed by tebows ability to win games last season....

so what gives? is he good or not? there seems to be a difference of opinion on that one.


14 posted on 03/20/2012 7:20:36 AM PDT by Vaquero (Molon Labe)
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To: SeekAndFind

People who say or think that no NFL team will want him, are suffering from Tebowmania induced stupidity. Someone will want him badly.


15 posted on 03/20/2012 7:21:00 AM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 ! We should take off and Newt washington from orbit.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t understand the logic here. I get the Manning signing obviously, but what more could the Broncos ask from Tebow? The guy wins every place he goes. He went 8-5 as a starter. The Number of points given up by his Defense in those five losses: 29 (they lost by 5) 45, 40, 41 and they lost 7-3 in the playoffs, for an average of 32 pts. That is an insane disadvantage to basically a rookie QB.


16 posted on 03/20/2012 7:21:39 AM PDT by ConservativeNewYorker (FDNY 343 NYPD 23 PAPD 37)
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To: al_c

re: TT to GBP?

“That’s actually a great idea. He’d learn a lot from Rodgers and that could set him up as a future leading QB.”

I’m with you on that one. AR sat the bench and learned from Farve for a couple of years and was all the better for it.

I’m a long time cheesehead and a Tebow fan as well. Hope this happens.


17 posted on 03/20/2012 7:21:48 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Stop feeding the beast; spend money only with those who support traditional American values.)
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To: dirtboy

If Tebow was a pocket passer like Peyton, maybe. But their styles of play are so different, it’s hard to imagine Tebow learning under Manning. But who knows?


18 posted on 03/20/2012 7:23:04 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: SeekAndFind
One thing I'll give the guy credit for is he (Tebow we're talking about here, not Denver's next QB) isn't afraid of running with the ball and getting hit. Actually he seems to kind of enjoy it, which is a good thing.

Maybe his natural position in the NFL is tight end or inside receiver kinda like Wes Welker 'cause no offense folks, it ain't QB.

Time for Denver to move on from the Florida offense and train a QB for the future, being mentored by one of the best who ever played. It'll be interesting to see who they pick up in the 4th round or so.

And seriously, Tebow needs to get his agent to work shopping around a backup tight end / H-back who's willing to work cheap for a couple of years.

19 posted on 03/20/2012 7:25:20 AM PDT by OKSooner (Never take a known wise-@$$ shooting with you.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’d like to see him come to Indianapolis, he and Luck could work together. But.. I don’t see that happening. Colts fans are really upset at Irsay, letting all that talent go. I can’t figure out if it’s money or he’s just thinking it’s time to change. I suppose it’s some of both, but still, not seeing Peyton in a Colts jersey.... it’s going to hurt. Or Clark, Adai, Garson....


20 posted on 03/20/2012 7:26:06 AM PDT by southernindymom
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To: SeekAndFind
Everyone's first instinct was the Jacksonville Jaguars. That doesn't appear likely, as reports say that Jags management doesn't have any interest in Tebow.

"Jags management" = new Muslim owner, who would not be keen on an the devout Tebow's evangelizing.

21 posted on 03/20/2012 7:27:34 AM PDT by montag813
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To: Travis McGee

I think Manning could help Tebow on a lot of areas - mechanics, reading defenses, etc.


22 posted on 03/20/2012 7:27:52 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: texaschick

I wouldn’t rule out a trade to the ‘Boys as Romo’s backup. And, aren’t the ‘Skins looking for a QB?


23 posted on 03/20/2012 7:28:59 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: SeekAndFind

NY Jets


24 posted on 03/20/2012 7:29:20 AM PDT by Mashood
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To: texaschick
I thought the same thing. Why can’t he just stay in Denver as a backup?

Aaron Rodgers spent an eternity as Favre's understudy, and look at him now.

25 posted on 03/20/2012 7:29:51 AM PDT by montag813
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To: SeekAndFind

I can’t stand the Mannings, including Daddy Manning, but Tim Tebow will be just fine. He knows that his life doesn’t hang on football. He has Jimmy Sexton and God who will sort all of this out, not necessarily in that order.


26 posted on 03/20/2012 7:30:24 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

Actually, because of the larger field and twelfth man, isn’t Tebow’s style of play a good fit for the CFL? They seem to love fast, mobile quarterbacks up there instead of the Marino-type pocket passer, don’t they?

}:-)4


27 posted on 03/20/2012 7:31:08 AM PDT by Moose4 ("Oderint dum metuant" -- "Let them hate, as long as they fear." (Lucius Accius, c. 130 BC))
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To: Doc Savage
36, severely injured, happy feet in the backfield, inability to throw the deep ball or even a decent spiral with zip anymore.

Who would he throw to anyway? They traded away Marshall last year. Where is the new Dallas Clark? The new Reggie Wayne. Nowhere. Scramble, scramble, with a weak O-line, until his vertebrae get crunched, and it's sayonara. This will not be pretty to watch.

28 posted on 03/20/2012 7:32:45 AM PDT by montag813
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To: Vaquero

No problem with his arm. He was in the superbowl 3 years ago, and was 11-5 the year after. He had a neck injury that cost him the last season. Before that, he never missed a game.

The neck is healed and better than ever, but the only question is whether the nerves and muscles recover in fast enough for this season. Obviously at 35, the body is not as tough as earlier, but Manning is a pocket passer who typically doesn’t take many hits. He throws away when there is not a play to be made. I assume if guys like Elway and a variety of doctors, coaches and trainers have watched him throw and looked at his health records, they see that he is ready to play. I would not doubt to see him in at least one more Super Bowl (although Denver has some holes to fill to get the rest of the team ready for that kind of run).


29 posted on 03/20/2012 7:33:18 AM PDT by ilgipper (Everything you get from the government was taken from someone else)
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To: Mr. K

I was at the first ever Bills AFL game in July 1960, when they lost to the Boston Patriots. I’ve been a fan ever since.


30 posted on 03/20/2012 7:33:49 AM PDT by anoldafvet
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To: Moose4

Hey, the NFL hated Doug Flutie, too - but it worked out for him in the end.


31 posted on 03/20/2012 7:36:16 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: al_c

I agree, not a bad idea, but Tebow may not want to go back to back-up status. However, it would be extremely telling if Ted Thompson, the Packer’s GM, picks up Tebow or chooses not to consider him. Thompsn is a skin flint and won’t spend much on players, but if the prioce were right and Thompson thought Tebow actually had genuine potential, I could see this happening. My guess is that the Broncos will want to much in draft picks.


32 posted on 03/20/2012 7:38:24 AM PDT by Obadiah (We are all Brietbarts now.)
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To: OKSooner
Jimmy Sexton is one of the craftiest agents around. It will be fun to see how all of this plays out.
33 posted on 03/20/2012 7:39:09 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Doc Savage

Oh yeah, perfect fit. Learn from the master. LOL!

Hit me the same way. Possibility of injury much higher I would think, so unless Elway is against Tebow it makes a lot of sense to keep him and keep him happy at the same time. Now there is the trick. He played some great freshman ball for Denver last year.


34 posted on 03/20/2012 7:41:09 AM PDT by wita
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To: southernindymom
Colts fans are really upset at Irsay,

Hmm. Where have I heard that before?

(Ex-Baltimore Colts fan)

35 posted on 03/20/2012 7:44:12 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Democrats love direct democracy until it's time to vote on something. Then they scream for a judge)
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To: Vaquero

His leadership ability is totally off the scale. His technical/mechanical ability, not so much.


36 posted on 03/20/2012 7:45:27 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: texaschick

Actually, trading him would be the nicest thing to do. He gets to go somewhere where the management wants him, gets to compete for the start, and gets to keep his contract.

No QB wants to be a backup, especially one that has a playoff win. If Elway hated Tebow, then he would keep him without trying to trade him.


37 posted on 03/20/2012 7:45:44 AM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: SeekAndFind

A lot depends on (or should depend on) if Peyton Manning is able to return to form and stay healthy for the coming season. I’m a huge fan of both the Mannings, but I’ll also be the first to admit that Peyton is a gamble at this point. He was one of the best that’s ever played the game, but whether that will be the case after at 36 after a yearlong absence and a severe neck injury, is not a given. I hope he does come back and wins another ring or two, but hopes and reality aren’t always the same thing.

As for Tebow...I feel for the guy. He’s done everything that’s been asked of him, and helped turn a losing team into a playoff bound one. Yet, I think the long-term view of Elway and other types is that last season was a fluke (not Sandra Fluke, lol) and he’s not going to be a long-term winner at QB. Personally, I think Tebow hasn’t yet reached the limits of his potential. He’ll never be a Manning or Dan Marino when it comes to his passing, but he will continue to get better if given the chance. A few years as understudy somewhere could give him the chance to develop his arm and round out his game.


38 posted on 03/20/2012 7:53:33 AM PDT by DemforBush (A Repo man is *always* intense!)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

They just dumped half this year’s draft and their first rounders for 2013 and 2014 for RG3. It seems doubtful they will want fans to have Tebow around to scream for when, as is likely, their prize doesn’t immediately set the NFL on fire. The Big 12 and the Eastern Division of the NFC are worlds apart and it can take a lot of time for even the most elite and talented QB’s to adapt and perform.


39 posted on 03/20/2012 7:58:38 AM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: Mashood

jets just scarfed up drew stanton... drew has a much better arm, natural insticts and can run with the ball...


40 posted on 03/20/2012 8:05:44 AM PDT by joe fonebone (Project Gunwalker, this will make watergate look like the warm up band......)
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To: SeekAndFind

He should go to Dallas so God can watch his favorite team.


41 posted on 03/20/2012 8:28:32 AM PDT by where's_the_Outrage?
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To: Travis McGee
If Tebow could read defenses like Manning it would make him a much better QB. Manning knows the weakness in every defensive formation the other team throws at him. His brain is his best tool.
42 posted on 03/20/2012 8:32:10 AM PDT by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)
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To: Doc Savage
36, severely injured, happy feet in the backfield, inability to throw the deep ball or even a decent spiral with zip anymore.
Have you been privy to workouts that neither the Broncos, Titans, or 49ers have seen? Your personal physician has seen him and evaluated his injury and saw something none of these other teams' physician saw?

Please reveal your sources.
43 posted on 03/20/2012 8:33:45 AM PDT by Tennessean4Bush (An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds. A pessimist fears this is true.)
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To: al_c

Rogers is way too young and will be around for a long time. Maybe Tennessee Titans since QB Hasselbeck is no spring chicken but Tebow could learn from him too and take over in a few years.


44 posted on 03/20/2012 8:35:19 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: where's_the_Outrage?

Buccaneers, Jags, Dolphins or TEXAS — yes!


45 posted on 03/20/2012 8:37:32 AM PDT by varina davis (A real American patriot -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: SeekAndFind

Winnipeg Blue Bombers.


46 posted on 03/20/2012 8:44:15 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Not Romney - Not ever!)
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To: Vaquero; 1rudeboy
My unxolicitied opinion?

Tebow is not a very good QB, but he has that intangible thing of inspiring confidence, and knowing how to win.

I like the Panthers, so I don't have a dog in this fight. I just enjoy watching the guy play. He's one of those "Anything can happen when he's on the field" kind of players.

47 posted on 03/20/2012 8:46:53 AM PDT by wbill
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To: DemforBush
He’ll never be a Manning or Dan Marino when it comes to his passing, but he will continue to get better if given the chance.

A couple of us here have compared his on the field play to another hugely underrated quarterback. Many said he couldn't throw worth a damn either.

A native of Azusa, California, Kilmer played baseball, football and basketball during his athletic career at Citrus High School in California, scoring more than 1,500 points in the latter sport while earning All-American honors.

Kilmer then competed in football for one year at Citrus Junior College where he scored six touchdowns and threw for 15 more, with a broken foot limiting his playing time for the Citrus basketball team.

He then went on to play three seasons at UCLA, closing out his career with an outstanding season in 1960 that helped him finish fifth in voting for the Heisman Trophy. During that stellar campaign, he threw for over 1,000 yards, ran for over 800, scored eight touchdowns and served as the team's punter.

After the conclusion of a UCLA career that saw him finish among the top five in school history for passing and rushing yards, as well as total offense, Kilmer played in the 1961 College All-Star Game, where he earned Most Valuable Player honors.

Drafted by the 49ers, he saw action primarily at running back during his rookie season, rushing for 509 yards and ten touchdowns, with his top performance coming against the expansion Minnesota Vikings on October 15 when he rushed for four touchdowns.

Kilmer led the Redskins to an NFC-best 11-3 record, while also leading the NFL in touchdown passes (19) and passer rating (84.8). After the season, Washington advanced to their first Super Bowl, which they lost, 14-7, to the unbeaten Miami Dolphins (16-0). The loss didn't dampen Kilmer's individual recognition as he was named to the Pro Bowl and the All-NFC Team.

48 posted on 03/20/2012 8:48:42 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Democrats love direct democracy until it's time to vote on something. Then they scream for a judge)
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To: Doc Savage

Agreed, Denver just through 96 million bucks down the drain, Payton cannot play outdoors, hates the cold, can’t take a sack worth squat (is in fact afraid to be hit). I’m going to enjoy watching Denver get powned !!! The’ve already been powned on this deal, wait to the real season starts ...


49 posted on 03/20/2012 8:51:13 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: Vaquero
is it because Tebow shows his belief in God during games they would trade him for a washed up quarterback???

No. It is not. It is a football decision. That is all it is.

50 posted on 03/20/2012 8:54:14 AM PDT by GSWarrior (Some people tell me I worry too much.)
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