Should The Denver Broncos Trade Tim Tebow?
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?