Look no further than “The Block.”
There’s the building block and then there’s the trade block.
The Denver Broncos know The Block well after acquiring Peyton Manning with the hopes of building a championship team. Then there’s the trade block in which Tim Tebow stands atop of.
The Broncos will begin to shop Tebow around, but they likely won’t get much for him. There aren’t many teams willing to give up a slew of draft picks for an inconsistent quarterback. At best, the Broncos will get a 4th or 5th round pick.
Expect the Florida teams to have an interest simply from the standpoint of selling tickets. Jacksonville looks like a hot spot and Miami is another. Tampa Bay could even take a look at the Florida native.
One interesting take is Tebow to the Patriots. Josh McDaniels is the man that drafted Tebow and he’s back with the Patriots as offensive coordinator. It sounds promising – develop under Tom Brady, get back into an Urban Meyer-like offense, have a slew of wide receivers/tight ends, and go to a place where Tebowmania takes a back seat. New England seems to be the place for that.
There was the Manning Watch and now there’s the Tebow Trade. It’s bound to happen. It’s the nature of the business. If the Broncos can’t trade Tebow, they will most likely release him. Bottom line is his days in orange and blue are over.
Bringing in a Hall of Fame quarterback with the credentials that Manning has was the least disruptive way for John Elway and John Fox to dump Tebowmania. It’s also the best way to make the Broncos Super Bowl contenders now.