Should Tim Tebow Feel Disrespected By Broncos’ Pursuit Of Peyton Manning?
This past weekend the Denver Broncos met with former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning to see if perhaps they could acquire the future hall-of-famer’s services. But isn’t this Tim Tebow‘s team? Isn’t this the team that was dead in the water last season before Tebow set the world on fire with the Skip Bayless-titled “clutch gene” despite his mediocre stats as a starting QB? The very Tebow that upended the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round of the playoffs with a remarkable overtime touchdown pass that all but cemented Tebow’s position as the #1 QB in Denver?
Yeah, it’s that Tebow.
It’s appears that John Elway and the Broncos’ front office are willing to toss Tebow aside for a crack at Peyton Manning and his multiple neck surgeries that leave a question mark over his future in the NFL. Everything that Tebow brought to Denver on and off the field is moot if the Broncos organization can land Manning. That should certainly leave a nasty taste in the mouth of Tebow. A form of disrespect perhaps? I mean, he did take the Broncos to the playoffs with his gutsy play and gave them the most attention they’ve had since the days of Elway under center.
But wait, this is Tim Tebow we are talking about.
He had a quarterback rating of 72.9 last season. Manning hasn’t had a rating that low since his rookie season (71.2). Tebow’s completion percentage was under 50%. Manning has never had a completion percentage that low. Watching Tebow play you can see that he has some problems with his mechanics that have caused his accuracy to be sub par. Truthfully, the Broncos may not ever get close to sniffing a Super Bowl now that teams know exactly what to expect when they play the Broncos next season. The way Elway and Co. look at it, if you have an opportunity to snag a player like Peyton Manning, why pass up the opportunity? Finding a quarterback as good as Manning is damn near impossible. Even if he isn’t the same player he once was, Manning is still a better quarterback than Tebow.
But if you are Tim Tebow, do you feel disrespected by the organization going after a player who could be damaged goods while you just resurrected a team? How secure can you really be about your future in Denver?