Skip to comments.Denver traded quarterback Tim Tebow to the NY Jets.
Posted on 03/21/2012 9:57:28 AM PDT by C19fan
Denver traded quarterback Tim Tebow to the NY Jets.
I’ll bet Manning doesn’t play a down for Denver.
4th round pick. Kind of a slap in the face for a former 1st round pick.
It will be interesting to see which team gets closer to the playoffs next year.
Tebow hype was the only reason I paid much attention to the Broncos this year.
Manning hype — I won’t be paying much attention to the Broncos next year.
Wow, one of the least expected destinations. Now the jets either have a QB controversy, or they have to trade away a mediocre QB that doesn’t build confidence with his teammates and has a new 3 year deal including 20 million in guarantees. I wasn’t believing the pundits when they said the Manning thing would have a huge ripple.
He’s not any better than Sanchez. The Jets might as well wave the white flag.
Emphasis on “former”, also a late first rounder and also unexpected, the whole world expected him to go in the 2nd or 3rd. Now he’s a guy with a sub 50 completion percentage, traded to a division with the Pats who whipped him twice last year.
You’re right, it will be an interesting season.
I think people will watch the Broncos just to see if/when Manning takes that career ending hit.
The J-E-T-S had Brad Smith playing Wildcat QB and WR until last season when he went to Buffalo. I can see Tebow doing the same thing.
This is kinda like the apostle Paul getting himself sent to Rome for trial.
"The Toe Sucker vs The Parson".
I’m sorry to say this but Tebow was not 1st round material when he was drafted. The “experts” projected him as a 3rd-4th rounder.
Unknown to the rest of the football world, the jets also aquired Drew Stanton from detroit.... drew is far better than tebow, and will give sanchez a run for his money....
We’ll see how this young career progresses.
Josh McDaniels was a fool for drafting Tebow in the first round but this is what happens when your team ends up 31st in passing. Too bad Denver can’t get back those three picks they traded to take him early.
Or Sanchez who thinks he is competing with Derek Jeter in terms of bedding women vs the virgin Tebow.
I do enjoy watching everyone judging Tebow as having no potential whatsoever after only a partial season as starter.
You know what I saw? A gutsy QB with a lot of potential.
In ten years, one of us will be proven right.
Sorry, I thought this was a sports thread.
John Elway is bitter and arrogant and I believe that his treatment of Tebow is based on his seething dislike of Tim's very public (so called "in your face") Christianity. If he had kept Tim and explained to him that Peyton is the guy for now and we want you to learn and grow under him, I think Tim would accept that (of course it's speculation on my part). But, it seems like he is trying to rub it in Tim's face by trading him so quickly to a team where there isn't an obvious fit and for a fourth round pick.
I would not take your bet. Manning’s neck injury is serious and I think he plays a game or two and retires rather than risks being paralyzed.
I don’t think Manning lasts long in Denver, and they are scrambling for a new QB.
I will be the guy sipping champagne and laughing at Elway’s renewed misery. I don’t hate the Broncos TAHT much or hate Elway THAT much, but his treatment of Tebow has been classless the entire time. Elway deserves what he gets.
I really like Peyton Manning, but to me, he is crazy to walk back out on a football field.
Even if he does well, it is just a matter of time until injury and age get him.
I heard a sport medicine doc say on ESPN that if Manning gets hit again, he could be eating thru a straw the rest of his life. And he would have “no quality of life.” He is already a millionaire, has a Superbowl ring- why not retire and make your money off the field?
Elway sucks. He looks like he goes into his office, lights a cigar, and plots Tebow’s demise.
I agree. Look at Terry Bradshaw. He was horrible his first couple years in the NFL... yet he turned out to be one the best quarterbacks ever.
Going 7-4 while only facing 2 teams that finished over 500 isn’t that impressive. Having a 47.3 completion percentage isn’t that impressive. Combining for 8 total completed passes in 2 games against the miserable Chiefs isn’t that impressive. That’s the stuff that’s why he got replaced and traded for a Sunday draft pick. And having be mentored by Peyton wouldn’t work at all since they’re exact opposite styles of QB.
Your tale of 6 quarterbacks is looking at college stats. He’s got 11 games of NFL stats, they tell us the NFL evaluators are NOT out of their minds, except for maybe the ones that decided to draft him in the first round. He was clearly a 3rd rounder at best, Denver over paid for him, McDaniels was NOT vindicated, and now he’s gone. Maybe the fresh start in a new city will do him some good.
So now, John Elway is betting that with Peyton in place the Broncos will get closer to Super Bowel next year than Tebow took ‘em. It’s a foolish bet, from the point of view of statistics of probability.
The difference is Bradshaw took over a team that had been horrible for decades at a time when the sport was still not that popular (read lucrative). Tebow took over a team with a fairly recent proud history and a dollar value of close to a billion dollars. The modern more lucrative era of sports has a lot less patience, there’s too much money to be lost in failed seasons.
Even if Tebow doesn’t start...he can transform the culture of an organization....it happened his freshman year at Florida, even though he was the backup to Chris Leak.
I agree. I'm not even into sports or religious, but Tebow got me following what was going. My take is that Elway didn't like the kind of Christian that Tebow is. Elway is the type that probably goes to church at Christmas and Easter, throws some dough around, and doesn't give it much thought for 363 days out of the year. He wanted to be rid of Tebow and jumped at the chance for Manning. I think that kind of thing can only come around and bite you in the butt.