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Should The Denver Broncos Trade Tim Tebow?

Submitted by on September 1, 2011 – 9:03 am7 Comments

It must suck to be Tim Tebow. Just last year it appeared that the former Florida stud QB appeared to be primed to take over the reigns of the Denver Broncos offense. As the season came to a close, Tebow started the final three games for the Broncos and threw for 651 yards, 4 TDs and 3 INTs while rushing for 199 yards and 3 TDs. Not bad for a rookie QB. Things appeared to be looking up for the potential megastar. But then came the 2011 preseason and things fell apart.

Signs pointed towards the Broncos becoming Tebow’s team. They even put starter Kyle Orton on the trading block. But it all fell apart swiftly for the former Gator. The criticism from ESPN analyst Merril Hoge was the beginning of the end as Hoge repeatedly blasted Tebow’s ability (or inability) to lead a team and shredded his mechanics. It was ugly and an uncalled for attack by Hoge, but the worst thing about it is he isn’t totally wrong. His approach, yes, but he was right in some aspects which is why Tebow has fallen all the way down to third string. Not the backup to Orton, the backup to the backup Brady Quinn. Although there is talk that Tebow will be the first option in goal line situations, it’s amazing how quickly Tebow has fallen. Broncotalk.net broke it down.

All this really means is that the Broncos plan on using Tebow in specialized packages while keeping Quinn sidelined as the primary backup (as a primary backup should). I expect Quinn to win the No. 2 “spot,” but that’s rather meaningless. Barring a Kyle Orton injury, the Broncos’ “No. 3″ QB will get more snaps this season than its “No. 2.”

Either way, Tebow isn’t Broncos coach John Fox‘s idea of a prototypical quarterback who can take snaps in any situation. It’s a situation that basically says “You’re special, but not special enough to run our team.” It makes you wonder what the Broncos real intentions are at this point. You’ve got to wonder if Tebow will be a Bronco much longer. They spent a first round draft pick to get him and now he’s tinkering on the bring of nonexistence. Perhaps they can find a suitor for a trade that would help them acquire more draft picks or a solid position player. It has to be a thought right now as there are many teams who could use a quarterback like Tebow.

What do you think?

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  • Joe says:

    The NFL is a funny thing; I guess Tebow is good enough to possibly play in the Red Zone (the most important part of the field) but cannot lead his team there? Is this what the Bronco staff is telling us.

    Tim Tebow does not have the backing by upper managemnent and for this reason I feel a little sorry for him.

    The Broncos are using this media push for their own benefit. If they had the best interest of this young kid at heart they would have addressed the media bashing before it got to the point it has. Don’t give me the argument that they gave Tebow first round money so it is a win win for everyone. WRONG…The only winners are the Broncos who have one of the highest selling Jerseys in the NFL.

    Everyone knows that Tebow may not be the best fit for what the upper management and coaches in Dever want to do; that does not mean he cannot make it in the NFL. If this is the case and he will not be used the staff needs to cut ties with the young man. It happens every day in this league..New Staff, new coaches…People are let go because they do not fit the system…

    Unless they happen to have one of the highest selling jerseys in the league…Then you keep him and let him sit on the bench….

    For these reasons alone you would think Jerry Jones is running the Denver Broncos these days…..

  • Keith Lawrence says:

    I don’t know how, when, or where it’s going to happen, but I have no doubt that Tim Tebow will make his mark in the NFL and years from now will be remembered as one of the great quarterbacks. This man is a winner with a focused personal resolve and a competitive spirit that’s shared by only the most successful people in any given field. He didn’t accept anything less from himself than becoming the best player in college football, and he won’t quit until he’s considered one of the best in the professional ranks. His approach may be unconventional, but his critics will eventually be silenced. Bank on it.

  • theTRUTH says:

    He is not a good QB. Thats it. I feel sorry for him, dude has been built up and put on a pedestal most of his life. In the long run it has crippled him. He has a following due in large part to his race, style of play and success in college, and due to his faith. He has been crowned and typecast as the golden boy, and it only makes for more attention and more outcry if he ever fails at anything. Let this man be a man, stop building him up to be more. To the previous post. I wish him the best, but the pressure doesnt help, and jersey sales are not enough to keep him on the team, Tebow was a first round pick and signed for a large signing bonus and a lot of guranteed money. So getting rid of him now would be wasteful and dumb. Who knows dude might become one of the greatest one day, but dont put that on him until he gets there.

  • HollaBack says:

    I think if you don’t learn how to proof read your articles better you’ll be tinkering in the brinG of extinction.

  • Gaby says:

    Should the Denver Broncos trade Tim Tebow? YES. Thats all I’ve been wanting! I think if they trade him, he’ll go to a team where he can be the #1 QB. Because other teams MUST want him. The Broncos have 3 other QB’S. I really doubt Kyle Orton is gonna get injured or some of that nonsense. And it seems like Brady Quinn is gonna take over as #2 for sure. Plus Adam Weber is being thrown in there too! John Fox isn’t gonna use Tim at all. He’s gonna be spending this whole season on the sidelines. For god sakes, the man has amazing talent and is perfectly capable of being a starting quarterback. He doesn’t get the real time and chance to show the people who matter that he is… Or they know it, and they just don’t care.

  • alexis says:

    Hes an amazing quarterback let him shine!!!!!!!! hmmm i wonder why the are the highest sellin team in jerseys right now. i bet its that number 15! :)

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