Hallelujah: Tebow trade to Jets hits a snag

posted at 4:15 pm on March 21, 2012 by Allahpundit

I say this as an atheist, a lifelong Jets “fan,” and a Tebow admirer: If fate intervenes at the last minute to spare this poor kid from having to play for this hopeless loser franchise, it really is a data point in favor of believers. ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweets:

Filed to ESPN (1): Denver and Jets have encountered hangup in language in Tim Tebow’s contract that could nullify trade.

(2) If the Tebow trade to Jets falls apart, St. Louis could wind up getting back into play. Sides sorting through details.

Tim Tebow has $5 million worth of recapture language, meaning Jets would have to pay back money to Denver. Jets might be unwilling. Complex.

The same money issues in Tim Tebow’s contract caused complications for Jacksonville trying to complete trade. Now Jets facing them…

Jets-Broncos agreed to Tim Tebow trade before Denver asked NY to pay back portion of bonuses and salary already paid to Tebow. No deal yet.

They just brought in Tony Sparano as offensive coordinator and Sparano’s a big fan of the wildcat offense (as is Rex Ryan), so go figure that they’d grab the ultimate wildcat QB if they can get him for the low, low price of a couple of draft picks. (Plus $5 million?) Platooning wouldn’t be unusual for Tebow either: The Gators won the national championship in 2006 with an offense that utilized both him and Chris Leak. In theory it could kinda sorta work. In practice, what’ll happen is (a) as soon as Sanchez starts to play mediocre, and he will, Jets fans will torment him with “we want Tebow” chants and that’ll create tension; (2) Tebow will be miserable dealing with the famously nasty Jets locker room (the backbiting has already begun, believe it or not); and (3) the team will struggle offensively anyway because the wildcat is lame, especially now that it’s been four years since it came into vogue and pro defenses have better adapted to it. This Onion headline about sums things up.

Oh well. If the trade does happen, at least there’ll be a new reason to root for the Jets, bringing the total number of reasons to root for the Jets up to one. Here’s the whole dumb franchise in a nutshell: Two months ago, it looked like the Jets might land top-five-of-all-time Peyton Manning while the Broncos were stuck figuring out how to win with Tebow. Instead the Broncos get Manning while unloading Tebow onto the Jets. Losers.


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Note to Jacksonville: here’s your second chance (possibly). Do the right thing.

changer1701 on March 21, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Wait wait:

Tony Sparano?

Or TOOONY SOOOPRRAAAANOO?

:P

blatantblue on March 21, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Prediction:

Manning will play 1 or 2 games (lose both) then get injured and never play again.

Elway will be chased out of Denver.

Norwegian on March 21, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Heartache!!

Been waiting all day for your post on this AP, you long suffering Jets fan!!

davek70 on March 21, 2012 at 4:19 PM

You gotta have faith… :)

catmman on March 21, 2012 at 4:20 PM

If fate intervenes at the last minute to spare this poor kid from having to play for this hopeless loser franchise, it really is a data point in favor of believers.

HELLOO! ALLAHPUNDIT!

ted c on March 21, 2012 at 4:20 PM

That Onion headline is priceless!!!

Bitter Clinger on March 21, 2012 at 4:21 PM

He might make a good fullback somewhere.

Pablo Honey on March 21, 2012 at 4:21 PM

Maybe Tebow will learn Joe Namath. He can get drunk on TV and hit on female sports babes.

lorien1973 on March 21, 2012 at 4:21 PM

If the trade does happen, at least there’ll be a new reason to root for the Jets, bringing the total number of reasons to root for the Jets up to one.

dude, you are on Fiyah!!! it’s going to be a great night.

ted c on March 21, 2012 at 4:22 PM

Kate Upton will not be happy about this trade!

MTF on March 21, 2012 at 4:22 PM

Maybe Tebow will convert all the players in the Jets locker room – perhaps an initial “come to Jesus meeting”….. ///

dentarthurdent on March 21, 2012 at 4:22 PM

On a related note, when are you coming back to Twitter, AP?

amerpundit on March 21, 2012 at 4:23 PM

AP: Always enjoyed your comments…but really, would Tebow be *that* bad a fit for the Jets?

(Speaking not as a Jets camp follower, except by proxy, since I know this girl who is a MAJOR fan and I’m trying to impress her…LOL).

I mean, unless someone can find me a picture of the guy throwing pillowcases of kittens off a bridge, I still like him overall and would be kinda excited to see him play for NY.

I mean, it’s not like he could make the Jets WORSE, ya know?

BlaxPac on March 21, 2012 at 4:23 PM

I don’t see why the Jets wouldn’t pony up the $5 million. The Tebow publicity and jersey sales have to be worth that much.

Bitter Clinger on March 21, 2012 at 4:23 PM

天罰

DarkCurrent on March 21, 2012 at 4:24 PM

He might make a good fullback somewhere.

Pablo Honey on March 21, 2012 at 4:21 PM

But how much fun would it be mocking a fullback for his religious views?

angryed on March 21, 2012 at 4:24 PM

Frustrating

Weight of Glory on March 21, 2012 at 4:26 PM

Tebow and Ryan in the same Locker room.
Too good to be true.

Jabberwock on March 21, 2012 at 4:26 PM

(a) as soon as Sanchez starts to play mediocre, and he will, Jets fans will torment him with “we want Tebow” chants and that’ll create tension; (2) Tebow will be miserable dealing with the famously nasty Jets locker room (the backbiting has already begun, believe it or not); and (3) the team will struggle offensively anyway because the wildcat is lame, especially now that it’s been four years since it came into vogue and pro defenses have better adapted to it

the only thing that this story needs is the proverbial monkey humping a football. This’ll have to do. Consider it your thread music.

ted c on March 21, 2012 at 4:26 PM

bringing the total number of reasons to root for the Jets up to one

Hah. That’s like being a Cubs’ fan. Why? Move on to the Giants. You know you want to.

conservative pilgrim on March 21, 2012 at 4:27 PM

the wildcat is lame

Totally, completely, and in 1000% agreement with you, AP. The year that everybody and his grandmother pulled their version of the wildcat out of their collective butts was horrible (Denver did it and called it the “Wild Horses”). If your strategy for winning is to “confuse” defenses and you have to stick a running back in at QB, then things are very wrong at the QB position.

My fantasy fotball team for those couple of years was “STUFF the Wildcat!!”

crazy_legs on March 21, 2012 at 4:27 PM

It’s ok, AP. You can pray for Tebow’s deliverance. (To New York, or Jacksonville, or St. Louis . . .)

BigAlSouth on March 21, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Actually, I would like to see Tebow stay here in Denver and backup Manning for awhile. I was not a Tebow fan to begin with, and I still believe the much improved defense had more to do with “Tebow’s wins” last year, but he did show a lot of improvement. I think if the defense had played that well when Orton was the QB, Orton would still be the Denver QB.

I’m just not so sure Manning will be able to play for another 5 years (length of his new contract), and a bit of Manning mentoring could do Tebow a lot of good to make him the follow-on starter once Manning is done (whenever that is).

dentarthurdent on March 21, 2012 at 4:28 PM

I mean, how good of a QB do you have to be when you’re going to a failing team. All you have to do is get one more win than you did last year and argue that things are lookin’ up. Oh, good luck next year, Peyton!

ted c on March 21, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Are the Jets THAT bad? They went to the AFC game in 2010 and finished 2011 8-8. You’re making them sound like the Buccaneers of the 1980s or the Saints of the 1990s.

Lighten up dude.

angryed on March 21, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Who?

MadisonConservative on March 21, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Tebow and Ryan in the same Locker room.
Too good to be true.

Jabberwock on March 21, 2012 at 4:26 PM

If anything could put a man’s faith to the test, it would be Rex Ryan & the New York Jets.

Has Tebow been praying for Patience?

portlandon on March 21, 2012 at 4:29 PM

I’ve paid that “hopeless loser franchise” at least 5K in the past three years for seats and beers. I don’t care if he stays or goes as long as they’re competitive. Which they already are.

AYNBLAND on March 21, 2012 at 4:30 PM

But how much fun would it be mocking a fullback for his religious views?

angryed on March 21, 2012 at 4:24 PM

No way to know unless we try it, right?

;-)

Good Lt on March 21, 2012 at 4:30 PM

I was a Jets fan in the 80s, had a huge crush on Richard Todd…when I married my husband, I converted to the Giants, though I always kept a small soft spot for the Jets…loved Chad Pennington, and when they unceremoniously dumped him for Favre, I became a Jet-hater…they sure do know how to diss their QBs, don’t they?! Poor Sanchez, and you can be sure they won’t hesitate to throw Tebow to the wolves the SECOND he doesn’t measure up to their standards…I think the Jets will completely unravel this year, and it should be a sight to behold…would hate to see Tebow dragged into that.

ellifint on March 21, 2012 at 4:31 PM

Prediction:

Manning will play 1 or 2 games (lose both) then get injured and never play again.

Elway will be chased out of Denver.

Norwegian on March 21, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Or win the very weak AFC West for 5 years, going to the Super bowl twice and winning both.

MJZZZ on March 21, 2012 at 4:31 PM

blatantblue on March 21, 2012 at 4:18 PM

What are you talking er.. writing about?

Tony Sporano has nothing to do with the Jets or the Broncos.

There was a rumor about Tebow going to the Miami Dolphins.

Tony doesn’t coach for the dolphins.

Joe Philbin coaches for the Dolphins.

I know Tony and Tony is not a big deal and does not claim to be.

But Joe is not Tony which is OK but I don’t see your point.

Lay off Tony, OK?

IlikedAUH2O on March 21, 2012 at 4:31 PM

Are the Jets THAT bad? They went to the AFC game in 2010 and finished 2011 8-8.

Problem is that Rex Ryan is a blowhard who garentees a Super Bowl win every year and hasn’t delivered.

crazy_legs on March 21, 2012 at 4:31 PM

Problem is that Rex Ryan is a blowhard who garentees a Super Bowl win every year and hasn’t delivered.

crazy_legs on March 21, 2012 at 4:31 PM

True. But still, the way Allah is making it sound, you’d think they’re 2-14 every year.

angryed on March 21, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Prediction:

Manning will play 1 or 2 games (lose both) then get injured and never play again.

Elway will be chased out of Denver.

Norwegian on March 21, 2012 at 4:19 PM

I second that. Manning will be rusty — what if he starts off 0-3? I can’t help but think that Elway is going to pay for casting off Tebow like this.

Richard Romano on March 21, 2012 at 4:33 PM

portlandon on March 21, 2012 at 4:29 PM

I knew something was coming when Ryan expressed confidence in Sanchez.

Three games in and the Jets management will be pricing hungry lions and tigers to sell tickets for halftime fun.

IlikedAUH2O on March 21, 2012 at 4:34 PM

True. But still, the way Allah is making it sound, you’d think they’re 2-14 every year.

angryed on March 21, 2012 at 4:33 PM

They haven’t been to the Super Bowl in 43 years. For the vast majority of those years, they were bad. They’re losers.

Allahpundit on March 21, 2012 at 4:35 PM

What are you talking er.. writing about?

Tony Sporano has nothing to do with the Jets or the Broncos.

There was a rumor about Tebow going to the Miami Dolphins.

Tony doesn’t coach for the dolphins.

Joe Philbin coaches for the Dolphins.

I know Tony and Tony is not a big deal and does not claim to be.

But Joe is not Tony which is OK but I don’t see your point.

Lay off Tony, OK?

IlikedAUH2O on March 21, 2012 at 4:31 PM

Tony Sparano is now the offensive coordinator for the Jets. Guess he does have ‘something’ to do with the Jets.

Bitter Clinger on March 21, 2012 at 4:35 PM

No way to know unless we try it, right?

;-)

Good Lt on March 21, 2012 at 4:30 PM

Translation:

“I’m an atheist obsessed with religion and God.”

Richard Romano on March 21, 2012 at 4:36 PM

True. But still, the way Allah is making it sound, you’d think they’re 2-14 every year.

angryed on March 21, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Allah is a glass half-empty type of guy(?)….

ted c on March 21, 2012 at 4:36 PM

eeyore—in politics and in pigskin.

ted c on March 21, 2012 at 4:36 PM

the low life aethiest Media in New York will make this kid’s life a true living hell…..please let the deal die!

SDarchitect on March 21, 2012 at 4:37 PM

O/T,the JihadyGoon,that snuffed out the Jewish children,
at a school in France,is surrounded,at dis moment!!
—————————————————-

SkyNewsBreak tweeted:
**********************

Street lighting switched off in district of Toulouse where suspected gunman is being cornered in building

Submitted 22 mins ago from twitter.com/SkyNewsBreak
http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/france-school-shooting
=========================================================

canopfor on March 21, 2012 at 4:38 PM

They haven’t been to the Super Bowl in 43 years. For the vast majority of those years, they were bad. They’re losers.

Allahpundit on March 21, 2012 at 4:35 PM

Which is why it’s good to be a Giants fan.

rbj on March 21, 2012 at 4:39 PM

Please Tim, sign with my stolen L.A. Rams so I can root for them again.

VBMax on March 21, 2012 at 4:39 PM

They haven’t been to the Super Bowl in 43 years. For the vast majority of those years, they were bad. They’re losers.

Allahpundit on March 21, 2012 at 4:35 PM

How many times have the Browns been to the Super Bowl?

Your whining falls on deaf ears, AP. We went from hoping to get a possible sensation (RG3) to hoping to land a possible stud FA (Flynn) to once again relying on Colt McCoy. Colt McCoy!

Good Solid B-Plus on March 21, 2012 at 4:40 PM

I can’t see The Onion deal because a big giant facebook thing is over it.

Cindy Munford on March 21, 2012 at 4:40 PM

No sane person would want Tebiow to go to such a dysfunctional clusterfork that Rex Ryan has made the Jets. When Mayor Bloomberg stops food donations to the poor because of being unable to monitor the fat content of the food, it just exposes what what a unmitigated media nightmare the New York environment has become. Tebow definitely deserves better. With the chance to play for Jeff Fisher in St Louis would be a fanatastic opportunity that would wook well.

volsense on March 21, 2012 at 4:42 PM

How many times have the Browns been to the Super Bowl?

Your whining falls on deaf ears, AP. We went from hoping to get a possible sensation (RG3) to hoping to land a possible stud FA (Flynn) to once again relying on Colt McCoy. Colt McCoy!

Good Solid B-Plus on March 21, 2012 at 4:40 PM

Anybody who winds up with the Browns turns to shi-ite once there. Heck, if Peyton Manning ended up there, he’d throw more picks than TD’s. It must be something in the water there (Oh, that’s right. The Cuyahoga flow through there.)

Bitter Clinger on March 21, 2012 at 4:43 PM

the low life aethiest Media in New York will make this kid’s life a true living hell….

SDarchitect on March 21, 2012 at 4:37 PM

You think Tebow would care?

the_nile on March 21, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Allah,

“Hallelujah” in the title and “Salvation” in the tagline?

Come on, how much harder would it have been to fit “Miracle” in somewhere in the thread text? You are a funny guy. :-)

Points lost on the running theme, but a great rundown story. I think we’re supposed to be crossing our fingers for Cindy Munford and him ending up in Jacksonville.

hawkdriver on March 21, 2012 at 4:45 PM

The only reason the Jets want Tebow is to take back the back pages from the Super Bowl Champion NY Giants!

Its time for AP to give up his loyalty to the Jets and Mets and come over to be a fan of the NY Giants and NY Yankees.

RedRobin145 on March 21, 2012 at 4:46 PM

Where Tebow goes….Viewers will follow.

SgtRed on March 21, 2012 at 4:47 PM

It must be something in the water there (Oh, that’s right. The Cuyahoga flow through there.)

Bitter Clinger on March 21, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Cleveland “The mistake on the lake” , right?

VBMax on March 21, 2012 at 4:47 PM

to once again relying on Colt McCoy. Colt McCoy!

Good Solid B-Plus on March 21, 2012 at 4:40 PM

does his mom and dad still have him healin’ up so he can play in the nat’l championship game?

ted c on March 21, 2012 at 4:47 PM

Anybody who winds up with the Browns turns to shi-ite once there. Heck, if Peyton Manning ended up there, he’d throw more picks than TD’s. It must be something in the water there (Oh, that’s right. The Cuyahoga flow through there.)

Bitter Clinger on March 21, 2012 at 4:43 PM

It’s not the city, it’s the players. We did just fine in the 80′s with actual talent. You can’t win football games with Tim Couch, Brady Quinn, Derek Anderson and Colt McCoy under center. That’s not how the NFL works.

Kelly Holcomb went on one hot streak and made the playoffs. That’s about it.

Good Solid B-Plus on March 21, 2012 at 4:49 PM

Hallelujah: Tebow trade to Jets hits a snag

Sarcastic AP is Sarcastic AP.

Ugly on March 21, 2012 at 4:49 PM

Tebow in Sodom and Gomorrah.

Has Mayor Bloomberg approved this?

Might offend Muslims ya know.

NoDonkey on March 21, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Cleveland “The mistake on the lake” , right?

VBMax on March 21, 2012 at 4:47 PM

Yep. I have to drive by it everytime I travel from Dayton to upstate New York. Even Lebron didn’t want to stay there and it’s right up the road from his hometown.

Bitter Clinger on March 21, 2012 at 4:50 PM

If the trade does happen, at least there’ll be a new reason to root for the Jets, bringing the total number of reasons to root for the Jets up to one.

It will ?! I think it makes for yet ANOTHER reason NOT to like the Jets – giving up something, anything for the most overrated running back to ever throw a football while pretending to be a QB.

deadrody on March 21, 2012 at 4:51 PM

Prediction:

Manning will play 1 or 2 games (lose both) then get injured and never play again.

Elway will be chased out of Denver.

Norwegian on March 21, 2012 at 4:19 PM

I second that. Manning will be rusty — what if he starts off 0-3? I can’t help but think that Elway is going to pay for casting off Tebow like this.

Richard Romano on March 21, 2012 at 4:33 PM

I predict that your prediction will be predictable.

SparkPlug on March 21, 2012 at 4:53 PM

It’s not the city, it’s the players. We did just fine in the 80′s with actual talent. You can’t win football games with Tim Couch, Brady Quinn, Derek Anderson and Colt McCoy under center. That’s not how the NFL works.

Kelly Holcomb went on one hot streak and made the playoffs. That’s about it.

Good Solid B-Plus on March 21, 2012 at 4:49 PM

I’ve wondered if Art Modell paid to have a curse placed on the Browns after he skipped town.

Bitter Clinger on March 21, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Haven’t had any use for the jets since they beat my idol . . . Johnny Unitas.

rplat on March 21, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Norwegian mentioned it earlier. The real story is Elway has worn out his welcome. Horsefaced douche.

Peyton manning is well past his prime and injured nonstop. Tbow is just getting started. Elway wanted an old, useless “great” Peyton so that the Broncos will fizzle and Elway can then point at it and claim that he is better than Peyton, better than anyone, best Bronco ever. He already thinks this but the promise of the so-called “can’t throw” Tebow who made such gains in one year show that Tebow is a threat to Elway’s Denver “legacy”.

Daikokuco on March 21, 2012 at 4:53 PM

As a long suffering Bengal’s fan, I feel your pain.

HellCat on March 21, 2012 at 4:54 PM

Elway will be chased out of Denver.

Norwegian on March 21, 2012 at 4:19 PM

NOT POSSIBLE (Elway OWNS half of Denver)

Katfish on March 21, 2012 at 4:56 PM

I mean the CITY not necessarily the team…….

Katfish on March 21, 2012 at 4:57 PM

It’ll be interesting to see how the NY sports media, with their overinflated sense of self-importance, will react to player who will not care what they say about him or what they put on the back page of the NY Post.

SnarkVader on March 21, 2012 at 4:57 PM

He already thinks this but the promise of the so-called “can’t throw” Tebow who made such gains in one year show that Tebow is a threat to Elway’s Denver “legacy”.

Daikokuco on March 21, 2012 at 4:53 PM

I think you guys are onto something here. That is making more and more sense.

ted c on March 21, 2012 at 4:59 PM

Prediction:
Manning will play 1 or 2 games (lose both) then get injured and never play again.
Elway will be chased out of Denver.

Norwegian on March 21, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Exactly right Norwegian. (A Smart guy like you might be relative to BigSven)

BigSven thought of this long ago. The Denver Franchise needs to understand that for ‘Elway’…it’s all about Elway !!

Manning is QB in his late 30s, with a huge neck scar—one sack is all it will take. Denver will soon be saying “Buh Bye” to $96million as Manning retires from football…

AND, Tebow’s healthy, strong, 25y/o body and winning QB skills will be long gone, fans will revolt, Elway and Fox will be run out of town.

Just because Elway used to be the town champ, doesn’t mean the town should let him make them all chumps !

Sadly, Denver fans are now chumps!

BigSven on March 21, 2012 at 4:59 PM

The Jets? Aww sh!t.
- Tebow

tommer74 on March 21, 2012 at 5:00 PM

NOT POSSIBLE (Elway OWNS half of Denver)

Katfish on March 21, 2012 at 4:56 PM

and the other half is in foreclosure.

ted c on March 21, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Exactly right Norwegian. (A Smart guy like you might be relative to BigSven)

BigSven thought of this long ago. The Denver Franchise needs to understand that for ‘Elway’…it’s all about Elway !!

Manning is QB in his late 30s, with a huge neck scar—one sack is all it will take. Denver will soon be saying “Buh Bye” to $96million as Manning retires from football…

AND, Tebow’s healthy, strong, 25y/o body and winning QB skills will be long gone, fans will revolt, Elway and Fox will be run out of town.

Just because Elway used to be the town champ, doesn’t mean the town should let him make them all chumps !

Sadly, Denver fans are now chumps!

BigSven on March 21, 2012 at 4:59 PM

Wow. Never thought I’d see the day when a team’s fans would rather have Tebow than Peyton Manning. Tebow wasn’t that great. Come on. And I say that as a Not-Manning.

Bitter Clinger on March 21, 2012 at 5:02 PM

I wonder if Mr. Elway has heard of Matt Millen? Come one Jax, come up the the 5 million.

Cindy Munford on March 21, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Jags this is you last chance, take Tebow! Please…

donyalola on March 21, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Mr. AP I posted on the other thread; this worked out great for Green Bay in the 60′s with Paul Hornung.

He was similar to Tebow. He was out of ND, strong arm but inaccurate. He was drafted by GB with Bart Star as Qback and used Hornung in as a half back. He was a strong runner and together with his arm became a great player. I believe they went on to some championships.

The Jets with their offensive coordinator, father of the Wild Cat, could allow Tebow to really hone his skills. This is a great move and will make for an exciting season! Have faith!

FLconservative on March 21, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Free Sean Payton.

Del Dolemonte on March 21, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Bitter Clinger on March 21, 2012 at 4:35 PM

So sorry. I was wrong. I din’t know where he went. He was really abused in Miami and has the rep. of a real jerk. Too bad.

Manning is awesome and I was newer a Tebow fan but star QB’s never bring tropies to a new town.
They do improve the team, though.

Vick.
Favre.
Montana.
Warner

IlikedAUH2O on March 21, 2012 at 5:15 PM

…while the Broncos were stuck figuring out how to win with Tebow.

Really? Maybe you need to read this. Dude won his first playoff game as a starter, and how many fourth quarter comebacks did he have last year? This was a team on the rise and when they drafted and Tebow two years ago, there were no surprises. They knew exactly what they were getting when they drafted him. Now they’re betting the entire farm on Manning and NO TEAM has ever pulled something like this off, although many have tried – Montana in K.C. comes to mind. Denver won’t be able to protect this immobile, 14-year vet, and there’s no time to build a team around him with receivers savvy enough to get in sync with him. And they’ll have to give HIM the reins, and let HIM call the shots – it’s the only way he knows how to play. And when the rest of the team can’t figure it out in time, it’ll all go to hell in a handbasket. There will be internal dissension, a lot of finger-pointing, and he’ll be gone after next season.

RMCS_USN on March 21, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Bitter Clinger on March 21, 2012 at 5:02 PM

You are confused. You can’t compare them.

Manning is a quarterback. Tebow is the Messiah.

IlikedAUH2O on March 21, 2012 at 5:17 PM

I reckoned the only places that made logical sense for Tebow iffin he was to leave Denver were Miami con Hyman Roth or Jacksonville where they just drafted Gabbert but since TT Bow is a hometown hero, he’d naturally put fans in the seats in either city.

I personally think that if possible he should stay in Denver and learn how to throw like a pro from Manning and Elway…two very good QB teachers iykwimaityd.

Also, I have heard that an option for Tebow if the Jets trade goes south is to my St Louis Rams. No thanks. Tebow is an exotic dessert and the Rams are still trying to grow a few grains of rice after a 10 year drought.

Imo NYJ is the worst possible place he could go…Philly maybe worse, but not by much.

At least its Queens and Brooklyn not Manhattan. The commie drones in NYC would run the devout Christian kid out of town on a crucifix.

Sacramento on March 21, 2012 at 5:18 PM

Prediction:

Manning will play 1 or 2 games (lose both) then get injured and never play again.

Elway will be chased out of Denver.

And Denver would probably still be stuck for tens of millions to be paid to Manning.

Tebow will be laughing his ass off…….

redguy on March 21, 2012 at 5:19 PM

I think they should keep Tebow or they are fools.

IlikedAUH2O on March 21, 2012 at 5:19 PM

I take the opposite viewpoint. If Tim Tebow doesn’t go to the Jet, it will be one of the luckiest breaks this franchise ever got. Tebow has no business being an NFL QB and his performance against the Pats is more typical of what we’re likely to see in the future–bad mechanics, dreadful passes and “lord help us” ox dumb turnovers.

This is not to say that Tebow is without virtues. He could be a star fullback, linebacker and even tight end…but NOT a consistently good QB.

MaiDee on March 21, 2012 at 5:22 PM

The infidels of NYC would run Timmy out of town by mid-season. The attack on Christianity intensifies, media finds more traction in blaming JC for losing, forgets about “war on women” come Nov.

FlaMurph on March 21, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Prediction:

Manning will play 1 or 2 games (lose both) then get injured and never play again.

Elway will be chased out of Denver.

Norwegian on March 21, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Yup. 3 games at most.

LaughterJones on March 21, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Where’s John Fox in all this? Doesnt he have SOME pull? I thought he was pretty pro-Tebow.

Daikokuco on March 21, 2012 at 5:24 PM

How many times have the Browns been to the Super Bowl?

Your whining falls on deaf ears, AP. We went from hoping to get a possible sensation (RG3) to hoping to land a possible stud FA (Flynn) to once again relying on Colt McCoy. Colt McCoy!

Good Solid B-Plus on March 21, 2012 at 4:40 PM

They should draft Zombie Otto Graham.

RickB on March 21, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Wow. Never thought I’d see the day when a team’s fans would rather have Tebow than Peyton Manning. Tebow wasn’t that great. Come on. And I say that as a Not-Manning.

Bitter Clinger on March 21, 2012 at 5:02 PM

You don’t get around much do ya pal?

Here’s just a small example of “when a team’s fans would rather have Tebow than Peyton Manning”…..

Tebow has nearly 60% of votes over Manning in billboard poll

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/thehuddle/post/2012/03/broncos-qb-tim-tebow-has-nearly-60-of-fan-votes-over-peyton-manning-in-billboard-poll/1

BigSven on March 21, 2012 at 5:27 PM

I take the opposite viewpoint. If Tim Tebow doesn’t go to the Jet, it will be one of the luckiest breaks this franchise ever got. Tebow has no business being an NFL QB and his performance against the Pats is more typical of what we’re likely to see in the future–bad mechanics, dreadful passes and “lord help us” ox dumb turnovers.

This is not to say that Tebow is without virtues. He could be a star fullback, linebacker and even tight end…but NOT a consistently good QB.

MaiDee on March 21, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Tebow has great field awareness, great resilience, and running back running ability. He has a strong army but its only accurate like half the time or less maybe. Its like you people expected him the win a super bowl in his first half season on the field and when he didn’t you denounce him as overrated and sucking at qb. Guess what, there are like 20 other teams whos quarterbacks didnt even bring them into the playoffs. Go berate THEM for awhile.

Daikokuco on March 21, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Yep. I have to drive by it everytime I travel from Dayton to upstate New York. Even Lebron didn’t want to stay there and it’s right up the road from his hometown.

Bitter Clinger on March 21, 2012 at 4:50 PM

It may not be Paradise, but it’s certainly not Upstate New York.

Good Solid B-Plus on March 21, 2012 at 5:29 PM

The J-E-T-S are so stupid they didn’t read Tebow’s contract before the trade.

kozmo on March 21, 2012 at 5:29 PM

They should draft Zombie Otto Graham.

RickB on March 21, 2012 at 5:24 PM

It would be nice, but I’m sure the Browns Front Office would find a way to ruin him as well.

Good Solid B-Plus on March 21, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Not American football, but a funny…

Hang Onto Your Heads, Un-Useful Infidels!

Resist We Much on March 21, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Meanwhile, the Giants are getting fitted for yet another Superbowl ring.

jnelchef on March 21, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Del Dolemonte, you still around? You seem to be some kind of big NFL enthusiast news-follower/junky. What would you say the odds are for Tebow’s various paths at this point? Is there a reasonable chance he could stay in Denver? Have you heard anything about fan outrage in Colorado to keep him?

Daikokuco on March 21, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Denver has some injury protection. Also, no signing bonus should be taken into account.

http://www.sbnation.com/2012-nfl-free-agency/2012/3/20/2887461/peyton-manning-contract-denver-broncos

“The big question now with Manning’s contract is how it’s structured. Luckily we have Andrew Brandt, the NFL Business Analyst of ESPN, to break down the contract.

The first year of Manning’s deal with the Broncos will pay the quarterback $18 million without injury protection for the Denver Broncos, according to Brandt. The Broncos will then pay Manning $40 million guaranteed for the next two seasons, pending Manning passing a physical in March of 2013. The final two seasons of Manning’s deal will pay out $19 million each season.

As it stands right now, Manning’s deal is essentially a one-year deal for $18 million guaranteed, but if he’s fully healthy in March of 2013, it will jump to a total of $58 million guaranteed for the first three years.”

danking70 on March 21, 2012 at 5:37 PM

J-A-C-K-S-O-N-V-I-L-L-E!!!!!

jatfla on March 21, 2012 at 5:39 PM

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