Skip to comments.No One Wants Tim Tebow (What happens to him after Peyton Manning joins the Denver Broncos?)
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.
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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Hopefully, he stays here in Denver and learns from the best.
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???
That's actually a great idea. He'd learn a lot from Rodgers and that could set him up as a future leading QB.
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.
Buffalo could use him
And this is a very religious town
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.
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?
Oh yeah, perfect fit. Learn from the master. LOL! I hope Elway is fired for this stupidity!
As a cheesehead in Texas, I like that idea too.
It's more likely because Tebow isn't a very good quarterback.
Maybe the door is shutting on football and opening in politics.
Tebow’s future opportunities in the CFL just got a little brighter. :)
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.
People who say or think that no NFL team will want him, are suffering from Tebowmania induced stupidity. Someone will want him badly.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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....
"Jags management" = new Muslim owner, who would not be keen on an the devout Tebow's evangelizing.
I think Manning could help Tebow on a lot of areas - mechanics, reading defenses, etc.
I wouldn’t rule out a trade to the ‘Boys as Romo’s backup. And, aren’t the ‘Skins looking for a QB?
Aaron Rodgers spent an eternity as Favre's understudy, and look at him now.
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.
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?
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.
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).
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.
Hey, the NFL hated Doug Flutie, too - but it worked out for him in the end.
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.
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.
Hmm. Where have I heard that before?
(Ex-Baltimore Colts fan)
His leadership ability is totally off the scale. His technical/mechanical ability, not so much.
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.
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.
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.
jets just scarfed up drew stanton... drew has a much better arm, natural insticts and can run with the ball...
He should go to Dallas so God can watch his favorite team.
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?
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.
Buccaneers, Jags, Dolphins or TEXAS — yes!
Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
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.
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.
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 ...
No. It is not. It is a football decision. That is all it is.