Tim Tebow is standing on the proverbial curb in Denver. (Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE)

Broncos To Place Tebow On Trade Block


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.

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  • BroncofaninMD

    I just don’t understand how Elway can just turn on Tebow. For a yes hall of fame QB but one that’s one blind side hit from a wheel chair. I hope Tebow goes to a team that will be behind him and give him a legit shot. And Manning goes down that way the franchise has nobody in the waiting and regresses years. Then maybe the Bronco fans (myself included) can see Elway for what he is a ego manic that couldn’t stand Denver liking someone more then him. Nothing wrong with Tebow staying to learn from Manning. Hope this 36 yr old golden years QB is worth the future Elway. Hope you can lay in the bed you make.

  • Anna Kimmel

    NOOOOOO!!!!!!

  • Lory Lowry

    I’ll just bet Tebow wants out and all of the fans who are loyal to Tim and not the Broncos will never even think of it. lol Tebow wants to play where he will start…just that simple. :)

  • Kim L. Williams Thesecond

    They should keep Tebow just in case manning gets hurt.

  • Andy Collins

    Bittersweet.

  • Chris Nimmo

    Its a Sad Day :(

  • Bob Belden

    Tebow should be the backup, unless Elway wants the job. Being from MA, I hope he doesn’t go to the home of Bellicheat & Shady Brady bc I would root for him despite my hatred for the Pats.

  • Susan Potter

    It would be crazy if he went to Pats. Makes sense to go to Jags. Hometown love, they would def appreciate him.

  • Harold Linda Hunnell Wichhart

    Lets hope he comes back home to Jacksonville, where he will be appreciated.

  • loganberry

    Manning is great but he is damaged goods on his way out and Tebow is strong and on his way up. We need to keep him in the fold or someone else will kick our butts with him down the road…not to mention alienating a huge share of the broncos fan base. This is a quick fix that has already alienated me, a lifetime Broncos fan.
     

  • vette2112

    elway you lie and i dont respect liars who am i just a fan just one of the people who has paid for all the jerseys and posters and the memorabilia that made you a very rich man but thats over i will remove all traces of your carreer from my bronco shrine and maybe the whole damm thing because i dont like being lied to by my so called heros.

  • http://Vince.Meamber.Facebook.com Vmeamber

    I’m so disappointed in this decision. If the Broncos trade Tebow, it will leave the same bad taste in our mouths as the dumping of Cutler did, but in a worse way!
    We love Tebow and what he stands for and how he plays football! I am a self proclaimed fanatic of the Broncos, but that may end if Denver doesn’t try to keep Tebow. He led our team last year in the most exciting season since Elway & TD won Superbowl 32! How can you just pass him off to another team? Where is the loyalty? Even bigger, what kind of message are we sending to our kids and future players and fans of football? Is the Superbowl more important than the heart of a team? Or the heart of a player? Or the hearts of fans?

  • Jeanie Dean Richards

    To All those Die-Hard Bronco Fans, I have some questions for you. I ask you in the most respectful way. 1) Did Tebow turn your season around with the help of the Defense & Special Teams? Did Tebow boost your economy in Denver and CO? I flew to Denver from FL to watch Tebow play. I stayed in a hotel and ate at great local restaurants. I even got to see the Great Rocky Mountains. What about the #1 Selling Jersey that all the kids received for Christmas. What about Elway’s promise to coach Tebow? Most importantly, what about Peyton;s injuries? I am worried for him. I am S.E.C. follower and I have always liked him. I wish him and the Broncos the best. Tim, it is time to come back to the State of FL.

  • Jeanie Dean Richards

    To All those Die-Hard Bronco Fans, I have some questions for you. I ask you in the most respectful way. 1) Did Tebow turn your season around with the help of the Defense & Special Teams? Did Tebow boost your economy in Denver and CO? I flew to Denver from FL to watch Tebow play. I stayed in a hotel and ate at great local restaurants. I even got to see the Great Rocky Mountains. What about the #1 Selling Jersey that all the kids received for Christmas. What about Elway’s promise to coach Tebow? Most importantly, what about Peyton;s injuries? I am worried for him. I am S.E.C. follower and I have always liked him. I wish him and the Broncos the best. Tim, it is time to come back to the State of FL.

  • Lory Lowry

    As a ‘diehard’ Bronco fan, I will say YES to all of your questions Jeanie! In all honesty, I actually wanted Tebow to remain our QB while Manning went elsewhere. I still like Tim Tebow and will follow his career on/off of the field. Heck, I want Tim Tebow to stay!

    BUT – My thoughts & feelings as a loyal Bronco supporter/fan lie with the FO, the team and whoever is chosen as our starting QB. I appreciate the fans that came onboard as Bronco fans from other teams or places when Tebow started in Bronco country, and I still appreciate them. I sincerely wish Tim Tebow all the best, along with all of his fans. :)

  • Jeanie Dean Richards

    Thank you, Lory. I was really waiting to get bashed by somebody on FB. I agree. It is their call… And, yes I still have a lot of Bronco gear. You might even fine it funny or strange that Matt Prater (Kicker) is a neighbor of mine – in the off season.

  • Lory Lowry

    You’re welcome! Nah, I think all of the bashing is ridiculous! (unless it’s all in football fun) How fun that Matt Prater is your neighbor. I’ll bet it’s difficult to keep your friends from wanting to hang out like friendly neighbors do. At least in my case, I would want to hang out with him. lol ;-)

    I’m sure Timmy Tebow will be picked up and do well where ever he ends up. He’s def a stand up guy and deserves great things.

  • vette2112

    Well said

  • NextgenerationBronco

    This acquisition is the best thing to happen to the Broncos organization since the Super Bowl. Peyton Manning provides many opportunities for the Broncos, regardless of whether he wins or not. Here are some reasons to prefer Manning over Tebow.
     1. He brings others with him- If Denver truly wants to have any shot of becoming a fierce competitor in the NFL they need to build a team. After McDaniels dropped a a-bomb on the program, the personnel was left in shambles, leaving the only option for growth in the draft because Denver didn’t have a program free agents looked towards. With Peyton under center or contract, heads turn. This signing allows Denver to pursue big names like Mike Wallace, Dallas Clark, and many other household names. These players would otherwise look elsewhere with the madness going on in Denver. In fact, many players already with the Broncos were looking to leave because they grew tired of the Tebow hype. (Example:Eddie Royal, Lloyd) We now have a chance to build a PROGRAM long after Manning’s stint in Denver is over.  2. Manning under center makes Denver’s defense better- Manning is notorious for stringing out long drives and avoiding 3-and-outs, something TT was prone to do. Allowing opposing teams less time on the field means they have less time to run up scores. Take the playoff loss to the Pats, Manning under center, regardless of his scoring ability, makes the game closer at the end. 3. TT was not a good long term solution for the Broncos- Yes, TT did have a winning record as a Broncos. Yes, TT did have some miraculous comebacks. Yes, TT did lead a mediocre Denver team to a slightly above mediocre playoff appearance. NO that DOESN’T mean he was GOOD. His even Tim’s good statistics gradually crept downward as the season went on and defenses caught on. The CHIEFS held him to 3 points. He did have a good game against the Steelers, but that was a defensive scheme that basically didn’t have safeties, daring him to throw. Kyle Orton, Brady Quinn, and certainly Peyton Manning could make that OT pass to DT 99/100 times. TT is a one look quarterback that cant do anything other than run option offenses and NFL defenses are simply to adaptive and fast for that to remain effective for long. He would have had a mediocre if not plain bad outing in 2012 for Denver and its good we are looking elsewhere, even if, god forbid, Peyton doesn’t make it through the season. 4. Peyton WILL win shorterm- Isn’t that all we can ask for? It is sheer stupidity to write off the Peyton move by saying “Well what about the long-term, Peyton has at best 4 years” or something to that effect. Assuming Peyton has something left in the tank, like 2 time super bowl champ Elway believes he does, (and I tend to think he may be a reliable source on this one) than it will be an improvement. We can worry about the quarterback position long-term when that time comes. But for me, I’m going to live for the present and am ecstatic to see the Broncos being real contenders again, and I think any true BRONCOS fan should be satisfied with that as well.  
     
     

  • Broncfan72

    The Manning signing and the very real possibility that Tebow is on his way out is great news for the Broncos and their fans.  Tebow could be fun to watch in some of his early games, but by the end opposing teams had him figured out and then he and the Broncos just looked pathetic. Now we have a real quarterback again–something to get excited about. The Tebow-huggers will gripe, but mainstream Bronco fans have to be thrilled. Thanks John Fox! Thanks #7!

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