5 Things Broncos Country Should be Thankful for

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Aug 29, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tim Tebow (5) escapes a sack attempt by New York Giants defensive end Adewale Ojomo (71) at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

I suppose we could thank the greatest bounce-passing quarterback in NFL history for aiding the return of Mile High Magic. But we would also have to thank Matt Prater for making those clutch kicks and the defenses keeping Denver in the game for Tebow to have a chance to do that.

Most of all, I’m thankful for Tebow being so bad.

Had he not been so bad, the Broncos may still be fighting the potential vs. reward aspects of Tebow. We would hear the same things about Cutler, only with Tebow.

Imagine if you could combine the two quarterbacks into one, you really would have one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history. Alas, that is not the case. And I’m thankful both are gone.

I’m thankful Elway didn’t listen to the Cult of Tebow and got rid of him.

As with McDaniels and Cutler, if not for Elway and Tebow, Denver does not have Manning.

I’m also thankful for seeing a truly terrible quarterback play to appreciate Manning even more.