Oh no: Tebow going to Jets after all

posted at 9:17 pm on March 21, 2012 by Allahpundit

The worst part? If you believe ESPN, Denver gave him a choice between the Jets and the Jaguars and he chose the cold-weather loser franchise with the obnoxious loudmouth coach and its obnoxious loudmouth local media instead of the warm-weather loser franchise where he grew up and everyone loves him and he’ll start every game. You would think a believer as devout as Tebow would remember God’s first commandment to Moses: “The Jets reek.”

Actually, according to Adam Schefter, it came down to money:

Denver says it will do the trade that is best for its franchise. Jets or Jags.

Denver has agreed to trade Tim Tebow and a seventh-round pick to the Jets for the NY’s fourth-round pick and a sixth-round pick.

NY has agreed to pay half of the $5 million in compensation back to Denver that was in dispute in Tim Tebow trade.

That $5 million was the sticking point, remember. Looks like the Jets offered to pick up more of it than the Jags did, even though Jacksonville hasn’t had a winning record in four years and Tebow would have been an instant huge draw and the whole deal would have paid for itself many times over. Again, makes sense.

I think we just reached Matthew 4:1 in the Tebow saga.


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Dangit. Is it possible to root for a single person on a team, but despise the rest of them?

Book on March 21, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Don’t understand football contracts, but from some comments I’ve read is that Tebow had a choice. Did he? He may have been stuck with where ever Denver chose to send him.

kim roy on March 21, 2012 at 10:36 PM

The Browns are getting zombie Otto Graham. If the original went to 10 straight championship games, his zombie should be good for 5 in a row.

RickB on March 21, 2012 at 10:33 PM

With the lack of an O-line, I shudder at the sight of seeing Zombie Otto Graham get sacked. Body parts would fly everywhere…

Myron Falwell on March 21, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Really disappointed that nobody figured out a way to use this story to bash Romney.

EddieC on March 21, 2012 at 10:31 PM

The Jets are so bad that kids can design better plays on an Etch-a-Sketch?

malclave on March 21, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Here, let me help. We don’t need sycophants supporting victim hood in the White House. The Won has that covered. How’s that? Happy?

Cindy Munford on March 21, 2012 at 10:35 PM

You’re supposed to weave Tebow into the attack. :)

EddieC on March 21, 2012 at 10:43 PM

EddieC on March 21, 2012 at 10:43 PM

Oh dang! That will be a challenge! Let me work on it.

Cindy Munford on March 21, 2012 at 10:44 PM

The Jets are so bad that kids can design better plays on an Etch-a-Sketch?

malclave on March 21, 2012 at 10:37 PM

What about:

The Broncos treated Tebow just like Romney treated the businesses he raided while at Bain.

EddieC on March 21, 2012 at 10:45 PM

Or this:

If things don’t work out with the Jets, I’m sure Romney can hook up Tebow with a job on Wall Street.

EddieC on March 21, 2012 at 10:47 PM

I grow weary at your digs at Christianity in every Tebow post here. Adds nothing to your reportage, Allah, but does detract from it.

Sherman1864 on March 21, 2012 at 10:48 PM

EddieC on March 21, 2012 at 10:43 PM

How about, Tebow treated Jacksonville like Romney treats conservatives, a sure thing no matter how you treat them.

That was tough, I’m not really angry that Tebow went with the Jets.

Cindy Munford on March 21, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Wait one minute here sir*Allah* I was under the impression that you, like me, was a long time Jets fan!!!! If you’ve jumped off the ban wagon because of Mr Tebow, well shame on you!!!!!
With the former Miami coach as offensive coordinator, the first man to instill the wildcat, I think the jets are now the team to beat in the AFC….. But I think that every year!
J-E-T-S Jets Jets Jets …….

angrymike on March 21, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Cindy Munford on March 21, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Nice.

EddieC on March 21, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Ha! Jimmy Fallon is just killing it with the Tebowie routine – the Ziggy Stardust parody is awesome and the previous Space Oddity version was pure genius.

ak90049 on March 21, 2012 at 10:58 PM

The real question is: What to heck was Denver thinking? Getting rid of a young Tebow in favor of an oldish and broken Manning doesn’t seem to make much sense.

tractah on March 21, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Romney may not be a Jets fan, but he’s friends with a lot of people who own jets?

malclave on March 21, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Angry mike isn’t angry tonight!!!!!!
I’ll be back after I get home, if anyone wants to learn about my and Allah’s favorite team!
WooHoo!!!!!!!

angrymike on March 21, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Why is everyone talking about NYC? Isn’t this really the New Jersey Jets?

PatrickHenry599 on March 21, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Romney may not be a Jets fan, but he’s friends with a lot of people who own jets?

malclave on March 21, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Awesome.

EddieC on March 21, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Romney may not be a Jets fan, but he’s friends with a lot of people who own jets?

malclave on March 21, 2012 at 11:00 PM

~~~~~

Perfect!!

ellifint on March 21, 2012 at 11:08 PM

tractah on March 21, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Especially at the price they paid.

Cindy Munford on March 21, 2012 at 11:09 PM

malclave on March 21, 2012 at 11:00 PM

I bow to the victor.

Cindy Munford on March 21, 2012 at 11:09 PM

I don’t care about Tebow much one way or the other, but — if he chose New York — it shows a little testosterone. Prove the naysayers wrong in the biggest media market in the country, or die trying. Nobody with a competitive bone in their body would chose a backwater like Jacksonville when New York beckons.

Be interesting to see how it goes.

urban elitist on March 21, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Backwater?….ever been to the meadowlands….looks like a gangster graveyard…..what a friggin dump.

tractah on March 21, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Really disappointed that nobody figured out a way to use this story to bash Romney.

EddieC on March 21, 2012 at 10:31 PM

Jets suck. Romney has a jet. Therefore Romney sucks.

Ronnie on March 21, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Tebow had no say in this guys. He went where sold.

Irritable Pundit on March 21, 2012 at 11:28 PM

Allahpundit linking to Bible verses?!? This surely is the End Times.

KS Rex on March 21, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Myron Falwell on March 21, 2012 at 10:33 PM

His “rebirth” will go through Arrowhead… If he throws, he has to contend with our ‘flora’ Berry and Flowers.

If he hands off to McGahee, he will get a few steps before he is brought down by Derrick Johnson.

That is when Manning isn’t spending his time on his backside after being introduced to Tamba Hali…

Wolftech on March 21, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Allah, if this wasn’t planned please thank Tina for me. I had a feeling you’d do a story but I did ask Tina to give you the heads up! Thanks to both of you.
GOOOO Jets…….

angrymike on March 21, 2012 at 11:50 PM

And after he is tempted in the wilderness, it is then he shall find a glorious rebirth on the banks of the St Johns River, in the land of the Jaguar where he shall scamper in the backfield with the mighty Jones-Drew and throw darts to Justin Blackmon or

TinCanNav on March 21, 2012 at 11:50 PM

Cindy Munford on March 21, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Cindy its OK, we still have Blaine and if he cant get it done our backup is Chad He….Oh Lord we are screwed arent we?

TinCanNav on March 21, 2012 at 11:53 PM

TinCanNav on March 21, 2012 at 11:53 PM

I wish it was better. As a long time Redskin’s fan, I haven’t understood the fans here in Jacksonville. Mr. Tebow knows what is right for him. No one will ever accuse him of taking the path of least resistance.

Cindy Munford on March 21, 2012 at 11:59 PM

Romney may not be a Jets fan, but he’s friends with a lot of people who own jets?

malclave on March 21, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Heh! Good one…+1

Who is John Galt on March 21, 2012 at 11:59 PM

Mehh. Tebow is a standup person but a mediocre or worse QB. Much ado about very little.

independentvoice on March 22, 2012 at 12:38 AM

At a press conference last night Tebow was asked what choice he had. He reply” “Well, really none.”

I think this is a bad move for everyone involved. Tebow was the most important weapon in preventing the “Los Angeles Jaguars.”

bw222 on March 22, 2012 at 12:52 AM

Cindy its OK, we still have Blaine and if he cant get it done our backup is Chad He….Oh Lord we are screwed arent we?

TinCanNav on March 21, 2012 at 11:53 PM

If you think you’re screwed, imagine John Elway if Manning goes down or the Broncos don’t make the playoffs. He’s gonna have egg all over those buck teeth.

bw222 on March 22, 2012 at 12:56 AM

NYC got off easy getting Tebow. Sodom and Gomorrah was set ablaze.

Tebow Akbar.

faraway on March 22, 2012 at 1:18 AM

Maybe I’m showing my age, but I wonder why nobody seems to remember Paul Hornung, Heisman trophy winner as a quarterback at Notre Dame, Hall of Fame halfback for the Green Bay Packers. Tebow could be used like Hornung was by Vince Lombardi, throwing an occasional halfback pass in addition to being a power runner. Hornung was also Green Bay’s kicker before the soccer style took over.

Jasper61 on March 22, 2012 at 1:24 AM

Rainbow clown wig: $3.99
Posterboard and Sharpie: $5
Allahpundit holding “John 3:16″ sign in Jets endzone: Priceless

Christien on March 22, 2012 at 1:25 AM

I think we just reached Matthew 4:1 in the Tebow saga.

What’s the temptation going to be? Line up in shotgun?

TexasDan on March 22, 2012 at 1:26 AM

Allahpundit holding “John 3:16″ sign in Jets endzone: Priceless

Christien on March 22, 2012 at 1:25 AM

Heh. :) But he had me at the Matthew link.

Tebow will do well wherever he goes. Apparently, he’s a gamer. He’s a baller. A play-maker, and a shot-caller. In case you didn’t know, I got Tebow — he’s shattered the mold. And all he does is win — all he does is win games.

Axe on March 22, 2012 at 1:37 AM

Sherman1864 on March 21, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Allah is just a lonely, sad, beta-male with nobody to believe in. When you’ve got nothing else, you attack those who do. Isn’t that the standard RINO playbook?

Freelancer on March 22, 2012 at 2:04 AM

So the DEAL is DONE—–PATHETIC!!

ELWAY is now on the spot for his outrageous gamble on Manning.

Elway better demand that Manning “bubble-wrap” himself as a condition of his contract….the slightest neck problem will side-line Manning (even a neck pimple will pull him for a game or two)

Someone should have told Elway that when something ain’t broke..you don’t “Fix” it.…with 25 y/o Tebow Denver had 15 years of a great and getting greater QB to look forward to. TEBOW was the epitome of a “BRONCO”—-strong, tough, and powerful.—-all gone now.

Guess for ELWAY the thought of a long-term great QB, better than he was, was just too much for the ol’ ego to take—-Well, with Manning if Denver gets a full year out of him they will be LUCKY—(Manning guy is in his late 30s)—and is a short-termer no matter how you slice it !

As BigSven before:

The former town CHAMP (Elway) has just made CHUMPS out of the whole town(Denver)!

This will go down as the worst management decision in football history !

BigSven on March 22, 2012 at 5:24 AM

ELWAY is now on the spot for his outrageous gamble on Manning.

Elway better demand that Manning “bubble-wrap” himself as a condition of his contract….the slightest neck problem will side-line Manning (even a neck pimple will pull him for a game or two)

Someone should have told Elway that when something ain’t broke..you don’t “Fix” it.…with 25 y/o Tebow Denver had 15 years of a great and getting greater QB to look forward to. TEBOW was the epitome of a “BRONCO”—-strong, tough, and powerful.—-all gone now.

Guess for ELWAY the thought of a long-term great QB, better than he was, was just too much for the ol’ ego to take—-Well, with Manning if Denver gets a full year out of him they will be LUCKY—(Manning guy is in his late 30s)—and is a short-termer no matter how you slice it !

As BigSven before:

The former town CHAMP (Elway) has just made CHUMPS out of the whole town(Denver)!

This will go down as the worst management decision in football history !

BigSven on March 22, 2012 at 5:24 AM

Signing Manning is a gamble for Elway, but let’s be honest….if Elway thought that Tebow could take the Broncos to the Super Bowl he wouldn’t have given Manning the time of day. Likewise, the Jets probably would have taken Manning in a heartbeat if he was interested.

Tim Tebow is a great guy and a role model for all kids to look up to, but he is not a franchise quarterback that is going to take a team to the Super Bowl. The guy is built like an outside linebacker and his throwing mechanics are terrible. He will excel in the red zone in Wildcat packages but beyond that his draw will be in filling seats and selling merchandise.

As a long-suffering Jets fan, this move confounds me. The moment Mark Sanchez has a bad quarter the camera will be on Tebow standing on the sidelines and the crowd will start with the Tebow chants. While I don’t know if Sanchez is the guy for the Jets in the long run I know that Tim Tebow cannot pass consistently and his presence will only serve to divide the fans and the local media.

SleightOfHand on March 22, 2012 at 6:51 AM

Tim Tebow is a great guy and a role model for all kids to look up to, but he is not a franchise quarterback that is going to take a team to the Super Bowl.—SleightOfHand on March 22, 2012 at 6:51 AM

Two Words for you:

Fran Tarkenton

A 6 foot’nuttin’ (some say actually 5’11) QB out of Georgia, with lots of heart and hustle–never say die–Tarkenton had the same heart as Tebow but with a lot less tools—

But..but…but..and yet..

Tarkenton TOOK MINNESOTA TO THE SUPER BOWL THREE “3″ TIMES—–Count-’EM —- 3 TIMES

..and, yes, for all you nimrods out there, I know the VIKES didn’t win the SB, but they went to the dance on Tartkenton’s shoulders !!

BigSven on March 22, 2012 at 7:15 AM

If Trent Dilfer can take a team to (and win) the Superbowl then Tebow certainly can.

tommyboy on March 22, 2012 at 7:27 AM

This will go down as the worst management decision in football history !

BigSven on March 22, 2012 at 5:24 AM

The worst decision was made by Mickey and the Saints to unleash the hounds. Hard to top that one.

DevilsPrinciple on March 22, 2012 at 7:38 AM

Isn’t that the standard RINO playbook?

Freelancer on March 22, 2012 at 2:04 AM

In a word. Yes.

DevilsPrinciple on March 22, 2012 at 7:39 AM

The Broncos treated Tebow just like Romney treated the businesses he raided while at Bain.

EddieC on March 21, 2012 at 10:45 PM

You mean cut loose the dead weight and turned them around to profitability and success?

Good Lt on March 22, 2012 at 7:41 AM

You missed the most obvious reason for moving to NY: missionary fervor.

John Mauer on March 22, 2012 at 7:52 AM

Tim Tebow is a great guy and a role model for all kids to look up to, but he is not a franchise quarterback that is going to take a team to the Super Bowl. The guy is built like an outside linebacker and his throwing mechanics are terrible. He will excel in the red zone in Wildcat packages but beyond that his draw will be in filling seats and selling merchandise.

As a long-suffering Jets fan, this move confounds me. The moment Mark Sanchez has a bad quarter the camera will be on Tebow standing on the sidelines and the crowd will start with the Tebow chants. While I don’t know if Sanchez is the guy for the Jets in the long run I know that Tim Tebow cannot pass consistently and his presence will only serve to divide the fans and the local media.

You are talking Tebow like he is a veteran QB in the league. Have compared Tebow’s number with the best QB the NFL had to offer 2 years into their career? Tebow is actually doing much better in his second year than the best QB in the past and he did not even start a full year! In fact, Tebow does not even have enough start to qualify for a 1 full year of QB.
Why don’t you give the kid a chance to develop? Does his build and mechanics prevent him from development? Are you GOD? He works HARD and has already made noticeable progress last year (just ask the Steelers) and will keep getting better.

This is so wrong. People are rooting against Tebow to actually develop into a good QB. They want Tebow to FAIL to prove them right (all the analysts and naysayers). You all already put him in a box as a young athlete that cannot make it as a QB…because he just can’t since you don’t want him too.

Let the kid develop into the best QB he can be then let’s have this discussion in 3 years…Give him the chance you gave to all the other QB that came in the NFL…

jules on March 22, 2012 at 7:56 AM

With the former Miami coach as offensive coordinator, the first man to instill the wildcat, I think the jets are now the team to beat in the AFC…..

angrymike on March 21, 2012 at 10:54 PM

College offenses have been running the “wildcat” – i.e. QB as a running threat with all types of misdirection for years. Also, if you have ever heard of the single wing, the wildcat is simply an extension of an ancient football strategy. Tony Soprano did not instill, install, or invent it. He was first to bring it BACK to the NFL. You saw how fast NFL defenses caught up to that gimmick.

As for Tebow to Jets? As a Pats fan my response is, as always…YAWN.

Huckabye-Romney on March 22, 2012 at 8:30 AM

It will be interesting to know which fans will be screaming “Tebow, Tebow” the loudest next year … the Jets or Denver.

faraway on March 22, 2012 at 8:30 AM

Jesus descended into Hell. It looks like St. Tim is imitating Christ.

WannabeAnglican on March 22, 2012 at 8:35 AM

BigSven on March 22, 2012 at 5:24 AM

Yup – Michael Jordan Executive redux.

Forget the horrid job in Carolina Jordan is performing – go back to his “Washington Wizards” bogus VP job and playing time. He – due to his ego – and need for cash due to gambling – traded rip Hamilton to Detroit, so he could stink up the court while promising “a playoff year” … Hamilton went on to win 2 Conference Tiltes, MVP and a Championship ring within 2 years in Detriot, whereas the Wizards are still trying to figure out wtf happened and where is that $150M they are still paying to Arenas to sit on a bench with a gun.

Odie1941 on March 22, 2012 at 8:36 AM

Mediaite already has run a story noting (and justifiably raking over the coals) a writer for The Nation who already is claiming Tebow signing with the Jets is going set back the cause of New York Jets GLBT fans 35-40 years (no, really). Asinine now, standard operating procedure by the start of the 2012 season for the far left edges of the New York City area media (including, no doubt, select writers at The New York Times), which is why this trade is going to be so problematic.

There are going to be so many more outside distractions for Tebow besides the dysfunctional Jets locker room and the inevitable quarterback controversy with Mark Sanchez (nevermind that hard core Jets fans are worried about Sanchez’s lack of progress and angry about reports that he isn’t taking his job as seriously, as say, the guy quarterbacking the other team at the Meadowlands; some idiot in the liberal NYC media will be claiming Tebow’s anti-Hispanic by this fall because he’s trying to take Sanchez’s job away). It’s going to be a real test of Job for him, even though thanks to Sanchez’s so-far very limited versatility at QB, it’s not a horrific style fit to pair him and Tebow up.

The Jets do need to find/draft a top running back, because for this to be a success, they have to get back to the ‘ground and pound’ style of offense that got them to the AFC title game with Sanchez in the 2009 and 2010 seasons. Do that, and having Tebow available as QB who is a legitimate alternative running threat does make sense. But if they have the anemic running game they had by the end of last season, then odds are Sanchez will still have the passing woes he had in the final month of this past season, and Tebow won’t have any running openings out of the wildcat, because all the defenses will just gravitate towards him whenever he lines up behind center.

jon1979 on March 22, 2012 at 8:36 AM

It’s a gamble for everybody involved. The Jets invested in a QB who is unlikely to be consistently good. Tebow joins a team who probably couldn’t win with Tom Brady. Manning picked a team (Denver)who, unlike San Francisco,doesn’t have an offensive line good enough to protect his fragile body and Denver picked Manning who is one good hit away from permanent retirement.

MaiDee on March 22, 2012 at 8:37 AM

Any stupid decision in football will be forever known as an Elway”

Redglen on March 22, 2012 at 8:52 AM

A cynic would say the Jags didn’t want him because they want to remain a moribund franchise so that in a couple of years they can say “We can’t survive here” and head for L.A.

radjah shelduck on March 21, 2012 at 9:34 PM

Actually the deal would probably have the Rams go to LA and the Jags going to St. Louis. But you’re right. If the Jags are committed to Jacksonville, then getting Tebow is a no brainer. He’s from there and the Gators are far more popular in that town than the Jags. Getting a home town guy who was a UF star would be a huge boost for ticket sales.

RadClown on March 22, 2012 at 9:11 AM

Prayer to be a new addition in NYC.

jake-the-goose on March 22, 2012 at 9:27 AM

A lot of people who live in Jax were worried that the new owner would take the team elsewhere. Surprised they didn’t try harder to get Tim. BTW, he was no slouch at UF. While there he passed for 4,151 yards beating Tim Couch’s and Rex Grossman’s records. He also ran for more TDs than Herschel Walker. He was on 2 NC teams and still managed to graduate with honors. The Yets are lucky to get him. Manning, while at Tenn, never beat the Gators. This must have been his revenge. I just burned my Broncos hat.

Kissmygrits on March 22, 2012 at 9:40 AM

Actually, Phil 4:13 applies here.

Cherokee on March 22, 2012 at 9:44 AM

Hey, no Moses jokes, OK?

Galtian on March 22, 2012 at 9:49 AM

Elway has shown a pettiness not usually associated with a Hall of Fame QB. Rex Ryan has no respect for anyone or anybody. Add the constant atheistic attacks by the news media there and Tebow has not seen anything yet. Like Redglen said @ 8:52, “Any stupid decision in football will be forever known as an “ELWAY”. I would interject vindictive in lieu of stupid. In either cace, Reglen hit the nail on the head.

volsense on March 22, 2012 at 9:53 AM

My bet is God put Tebow in NY for a purpose. It will interesting to watch it play out.

tommyboy on March 22, 2012 at 9:58 AM

Allah, get your basic facts straight. Tebow, in a radio interview, stated very clearly yesterday that he had NO choice in the decision to go to NY.

kit9 on March 22, 2012 at 10:22 AM

Did Tebow have a choice?

No.

The Broncos at first thought they had two equal offers from Jags and Jets, so they said to Tebow: “You have a choice.” and immediately released that to the media since they’re bending over backwards to not offend their fan base. They don’t want to be the bad guys.

They turned around and said, “um, we had to look out for our franchise interests and choose for you. It’s the Jets.”

G. Charles on March 22, 2012 at 10:25 AM

Yup – Michael Jordan Executive redux.
Odie1941 on March 22, 2012 at 8:36 AM

I can do ya one better. How about…..a former star player with the Pistons and head goombah of the Knicks?

a capella on March 22, 2012 at 10:31 AM

J-E-T-S JETS! JETS! JETS!
Welcome Tim Tebow!

Thicklugdonkey on March 22, 2012 at 10:42 AM

I’m surprised nobody has commented on just how desperate the Broncos seemed to be to get rid of Tebow. .

Why not keep him as a #2, especially since the #1 qb is trying to recover from repeated failed spinal surgeries?

Is it because Peyton Manning didn’t want to hear the chants of “Tebow, Tebow” . . . . as he was struggling out on the field?

Did Manning make that a part of his contract demands?

Narniaman on March 22, 2012 at 10:49 AM

And so begins the h8ters.. Stupid NY sports “reporters”.. http://www.lauraingraham.com/pg/jsp/general/webvideos.jsp?vid=-111576997839342548

Pathetic little man..

We will miss you here in Denver Tebow, they are fools for trading you..

reshas1 on March 22, 2012 at 10:50 AM

Why not keep him as a #2, especially since the #1 qb is trying to recover from repeated failed spinal surgeries?

Is it because Peyton Manning didn’t want to hear the chants of “Tebow, Tebow” . . . . as he was struggling out on the field? Did Manning make that a part of his contract demands?

Narniaman on March 22, 2012 at 10:49 AM

I believe the people who didn’t want to hear the chants are Elway and Fox.

a capella on March 22, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Extremely unlikely Tebow had much say in the matter besides being asked his “preference” as a PR matter for the media. He’s also not going to go on record saying he doesn’t want to play for the Jets when that’s likely where he’s headed, as the whole thing would then be poisoned from the get go. The simple fact is that Elway didn’t like him and every time Tebow pulled off some improbable win the camera would always cut up to Elway in the box looking like he was sucking on a lemon while pretending to cheer. It was basically the plot for Major League.

JeremiahJohnson on March 22, 2012 at 11:17 AM

Great trade!
Now that the Jets have Tebow they can rebound from losing both games to the Patriots last season since Tebow did so well against the weak Pats defense in 2011.
Oh, wait….
Maybe he’ll help against the Steelers.

philw1776 on March 22, 2012 at 11:20 AM

It will be interesting to know which fans will be screaming “Tebow, Tebow” the loudest next year … the Jets or Denver.

faraway on March 22, 2012 at 8:30 AM

I think we can safely predict a splintered Denver fan base, with one faction easily roused to action in the stands. Much namecalling and many fistfights….NTTAWWT.

a capella on March 22, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Much namecalling and many fistfights….NTTAWWT.

a capella on March 22, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Much like HA during primary season.

a capella on March 22, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Maybe Tebow’s prayers for the Jets will be more acceptable to the Great God of Football that other prayers have been. IMO, Elway doesn’t think Tebow is good for Denver. Tebow doesn’t play the way Elway did, and was so successful at. He just doesn’t think Denver can win with Tebow in the long run.

But, with Manning, I think he better have 2 or 3 back up QB’s ready to go. I predict Manning will go out within the first 5 games, for the season and for his career. I don’t know that Tebow will be a great pro QB; with no blocking I don’t think he could do much but throw ‘really quickly’, or start running and looking for a better spot to throw from.

dahni on March 22, 2012 at 11:32 AM

I am watching an epic discussion/debate about Tebow on ESPN’s First Take between Stephen A. Smith (Tebow critic) and Skip Bayliss (Tebow fan). Two great sports reporters, very colorful and passionate, making excellent points. Now this is good TV here, hopefully anyone who missed this can find it on Youtube later.

My mind was boggled how Tebow ended up in New York of all places but the few things Bayliss and Smith agreed on was this:

1) The Jaguars coaching staff did not want him, despite what the owner wanted, and Tebow went to where he was wanted.

2) Smith and Bayliss reminded the audience that Tebow is about more than football, he is about spreading the word of God and football is just one tool he uses; what better place to do that than in the heart of New York itself, Soddom and Gomora as Smith put it.

All good points in a very entertaining discussion. Whether he succeeds or not, I thank Tebow for adding an exciting subplot to the game because now I have something to follow other than my favorite team or fantasy football.

Daemonocracy on March 22, 2012 at 12:40 PM

I think we can safely predict a splintered Denver fan base, with one faction easily roused to action in the stands. Much namecalling and many fistfights….NTTAWWT.

a capella on March 22, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Actually I think the fan base will, in general have one expectation. Manning has to do better than Tebow to justify the trade.

Lat year Orton played 1-4, but we ended 8-8, so Tebow had 7-4 in the season games and got us to the playoffs (post season 1-1). If Manning can’t come in and do that (winning season, beating a 7-4 or 8-5 ratio, getting to the playoffs at a minimum), it probably won’t be a good time to be John Elway.

Unless you’d care to bet on the compassion and patience of sports fans. I personally think you’d be better off betting on compassion and patience from a rabid badger.

gekkobear on March 22, 2012 at 12:56 PM

Why not keep him as a #2, especially since the #1 qb is trying to recover from repeated failed spinal surgeries?

Easy.

Picture, in your mind Manning trying to run Tebow’s QB plays.

Yeah… train wreck right? The “scramble option/run” play won’t be one of Manning’s favorites ever.

Now picture Tebow trying to run Manning’s playbook.

Yep, also a disaster. The “sit in the pocket, hold still, nail the pass in deep coverage” play isn’t one you can see Tebow even trying.

So you’d end up needing two separate offenses with two separate playbooks to try to keep both of them… and I can’t see anyone attempting that.

gekkobear on March 22, 2012 at 1:01 PM

Unless you’d care to bet on the compassion and patience of sports fans. I personally think you’d be better off betting on compassion and patience from a rabid badger.

gekkobear on March 22, 2012 at 12:56 PM

Well, I did make a comparison to HA political threads in primary season.

a capella on March 22, 2012 at 1:50 PM

The Broncos once again displayed their contempt for the fans. Tebow long term may be better than Manning. They want a super bowl win now; and probably a new taxpayer funded stadium to go with the trophy.

Hugh Glass on March 22, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Like I said on another thread, I hope the Broncos don’t win a single game until Elway is fired.

He was looking for any excuse to dump Tebow. How else do explain him taking a quarterback who’s damaged goods and will basically take over the team until he’s broken for good?

Ed Snyder on March 22, 2012 at 2:41 PM

next year with the Jets going to the Super Bowl. That is my wish.

Voter from WA State on March 22, 2012 at 3:33 PM

hmmm… Tebow at the goal. 5 seconds left. Manning watching from the sidelines. Tebow takes it. Touchdown!!

faraway on March 22, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Maybe the Jets took him just so they have someone to trade.
Personally I’d rather they keep Tebow and trade Dirty Sanchez.

GO JETS!

Buttercup on March 22, 2012 at 3:51 PM

AP, I think you’ve run JetBoy off by insulting his team.

Newcastle summit to heal?

Esthier on March 22, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Tebow can’t play Manning’s offense. Tebow can’t play anyone’s offense except one that’s catered to the fact that he can’t throw very well.

You know who gets the real short end of the stick on this deal? Sanchez. Now he’s got to deal with the PR lynching the Tebow-ners are going to drop on him every time he slips up.

Quantus on March 22, 2012 at 6:34 PM

He’s going where the sinners are?!

ellifint on March 21, 2012 at 9:40 PM

That was my first thought also.

baldilocks on March 22, 2012 at 6:34 PM

I hope that Elway’s Broncos lose big-time this next year. It would be ironic if Manning does really bad, and Tebow pulls some of his magic in New York. I don’t like the way they treated Tebow, the one guy that made last year a fun year for the nation, not just Denver.

lhuffman34 on March 22, 2012 at 7:02 PM

You are talking Tebow like he is a veteran QB in the league. Have compared Tebow’s number with the best QB the NFL had to offer 2 years into their career? Tebow is actually doing much better in his second year than the best QB in the past and he did not even start a full year! In fact, Tebow does not even have enough start to qualify for a 1 full year of QB.
Why don’t you give the kid a chance to develop? Does his build and mechanics prevent him from development? Are you GOD? He works HARD and has already made noticeable progress last year (just ask the Steelers) and will keep getting better.

This is so wrong. People are rooting against Tebow to actually develop into a good QB. They want Tebow to FAIL to prove them right (all the analysts and naysayers). You all already put him in a box as a young athlete that cannot make it as a QB…because he just can’t since you don’t want him too.

Let the kid develop into the best QB he can be then let’s have this discussion in 3 years…Give him the chance you gave to all the other QB that came in the NFL…

jules on March 22, 2012 at 7:56 AM

I understand that Tebow is still new but I remember watching him playing at Florida and he was not a prototypical QB….hence the Broncos having to redesign their offense around his skill sets.

Look, I’m not against Tebow succeeding….I like the guy and enjoyed watching him will his way to victory last year. But if he doesn’t have passing mechanics down by now then it’s unlikely that he ever will….it’s not the same as a rookie having to adjust to the speed of the NFL and a new playbook.

As far as the trade goes, I’d be fine if the Jets were embracing the Tebow move and looking to trade Sanchez because they can’t have two playbooks at the ready for these two guys. Instead they are going to start Mark Sanchez with a national figure standing on the sidelines and the first bad half Sanchez has the NY faithful will be chanting Tebow’s name. It’s a bad idea and is not going to help cure the locker room dysfunction that plagued the team towards the end of last season.

SleightOfHand on March 22, 2012 at 10:45 PM

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