In With Manning, Out With Tebow?
Tim Tebow, the Denver Broncos love him or hate him unconventional quarterback that simply just wins, could be on his way out of the Mile-High City after one season of defying all odds, winning the affection of the Broncos organization and fan base, as well as being the inspiration to one of the year’s top trends: Tebowing.
Despite leading seven comeback victories, including the overtime thriller against Pittsburgh, for the AFC West Champion Broncos, Tebow’s fate may depend on whether or not Peyton Manning signs with the Broncos.
But if that does indeed happen, multiple sources have reported that Tebow would be traded in favor of Manning. Additionally, those same sources, including Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com and Bill Williamson of ESPN.com, mention the Jacksonville Jaguars as the favorites to trade for Tebow.
Tebow is originally from Jacksonville, and played college football for the University of Florida, where he became a fan favorite. Additionally, the Jaguars organization received criticism for not drafting Tebow in 2010 since he would generate interest in an organization that struggles to sell out home games. New team owner Shahid Khan has previously stated “he would have drafted Tebow” writes Williamson.
This potential move just goes to show the brutal business aspect of the NFL. Even though Tebow helped win the Broncos games, he could be gone because the team doesn’t feel he is their answer at quarterback. But that’s life in the NFL, especially when it’s impossible to argue that Manning–even if he’s not fully healthy–is still far and away better than Tebow for the Broncos quarterback position.