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Is Tebow now untradeable?

Posted on: August 21, 2011 1:43 pm
Edited on: August 21, 2011 2:00 pm
 
The consensus in speaking with a handful of team personnel executives when it comes to one Tim Tebow is this: A trade could happen, but it's becoming increasingly likely the Broncos will keep or cut Tebow because the trade interest is dwindling rapidly.

The executives portray the Tebow situation as a complicated one. They believe that while the Broncos are not openly trying to trade Tebow, they say that when teams have recently inquired about him, the Broncos haven't been saying he's off the trading block, either.

Again, just to be clear, the Broncos aren't openly shopping Tebow but teams that have asked were told: Make us an offer we can't refuse.

The Broncos might deny this, but based on their recent actions, it seems they're realizing Tebow might not be a bona fide NFL thrower. Tebow was the third quarterback in Denver's last game. It might not stay that way, and there is a solid chance Tebow simply stays in Denver and learns and the franchise keeps him around.

But do you put a guy you like in that kind of embarrassing situation? Probably not.

The are two big problems for the Broncos and Tebow. First, there's the belief that the Broncos might even cut Tebow (I don't see that), so why would a team trade for him?

Second, some in football think Tebow might need to be switched to another position. One team executive says he believes Tebow would be a Pro Bowl fullback, a belief I've heard several times from others around the sport.

It's a complicated matter with no easy solution for the Broncos or Tebow. In a few weeks, or even less, we'll know his future for sure.

Comments

Since: Dec 8, 2008
Posted on: August 21, 2011 6:08 pm
 

Is Tebow now untradeable?

I would tell you to stop drinking.  Even if Tebow miraculously starter for the Broncos the odds of them even making the playoffs are slim more or less the super bowl.  You are just not being realistic and are simply looking at the situation as a fan.  You cannot honestly tell me Tebow has the tools right now to lead a team through an entire season in which they will need to win their division against a tough KC team and a revitalized San Diego.  I don't even think these argument comes down to Tebow really though.  I don’t care which quarterback the Broncos put on the field this year they do not have the rest of the pieces to even make the playoffs.





Since: Dec 8, 2008
Posted on: August 21, 2011 6:07 pm
 

Is Tebow now untradeable?

I would tell you to stop drinking.  Even if Tebow miraculously starter for the Broncos the odds of them even making the playoffs are slim more or less the super bowl.  You are just not being realistic and are simply looking at the situation as a fan.  You cannot honestly tell me Tebow has the tools right now to lead a team through an entire season in which they will need to win their division against a tough KC team and a revitalized San Diego.  I don't even think these argument comes down to Tebow really though.  I don’t care which quarterback the Broncos put on the field this year they do not have the rest of the pieces to even make the playoffs.





Since: Aug 14, 2011
Posted on: August 21, 2011 6:01 pm
 

Is Tebow now untradeable?

What if I told you that Tebow will be one of the two starting Quarterbacks in the Superbowl this year?
Remember this post.



Since: Apr 5, 2007
Posted on: August 21, 2011 5:55 pm
 

Is Tebow now untradeable?

olivejim,

I'll take your profile picture as a sign that you may not listen to what I am about to say but go ahead and google 'Tim Tebow trade' and you'll see plenty of results around the web that show what Freeman is stating here: there's a great chance Tebow will be traded. I hate Freeman because most of the time his posts are racist or are based off of his 'sources' (about as reliable as high school girls) but this time, he's right.



Since: Jan 6, 2010
Posted on: August 21, 2011 5:53 pm
 

Is Tebow now untradeable?

sorry, had to climb back up off the ground after I fell out of my chair laughing.......did you really say tolerates little?  I could finish this argument with one name....Big Ben (not one, but two sex related allegations)....but I will also throw Harrison and Mendenhall....and oh yeah, didn't they just sign Hines Ward...no choir boy there either.

Yes, that is exactly what I said.  And furthermore, I would bet the farm that you would cream your drawers to have Big Ben, Harrison, Mendenhall, and Hines Ward.  If you did you would not have to waste your time, or mine, being a hater as you would be looking forward to attending the next SB instead of playing with yourself between quarters and time outs on your well worn and ratty couch.



Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: August 21, 2011 5:51 pm
 

Is Tebow now untradeable?

Second, some in football think Tebow might need to be switched to another position. One team executive says he believes Tebow would be a Pro Bowl fullback, a belief I've heard several times from others around the sport

Wow, Tebow traded to keep a pedestrian QB like Orton? The fact CBS made this plagiarist, racist clown an NFL correspondent is disgraceful enough. The fact they would allow utter garbage like this printed, tells you everything you need to know about their lack of journalistic integrity.

I just filled out the 3rd survey on CBS and it's always the same. Until the writing and reporting is improved, this site will be nothing more than forums to rip these clowns and fantasy sports.

Orton is a back-up QB. He will never lead any team anywhere except for a first round exit in the playoffs. Tebow is the X-factor. No one knows how good he will be, until he gets the shot. In college, he was one of the All-time greats. 2 championships and so many big plays, they can't be listed here. On top of that, he's a freak athlete who is squeaky clean. he's a true leader and plays every down to win.

Denver has a choice to make. Play Orton, maybe make the WC and be beaten soundly, or give Tebow the chance, struggle and possibly find a true franchise QB. IMO, you go with the future.



Since: Aug 23, 2010
Posted on: August 21, 2011 5:49 pm
 

Is Tebow now untradeable?

The bottom line is Tebow was not a first round pick and the Broncos know that.  Elway came in hyping up Tebow like he was the next best thing since sliced bread.  After further review he is not only the backup he's tradable.  Wow!  Didn't you just try this with your starting qb Orton?  What the Broncos should do is realize Orton is your starter and Tebow is a project at best.  Put him on the scout team and scout him for a couple more years because nobody and I mean nobody is going to give up anything close to what you want for a first round pick.  Make us  an offer we can't refuse more like make us an offer and we'll take it.  Cut your losses now and move on.Cool



Since: Jan 2, 2010
Posted on: August 21, 2011 5:38 pm
 

Is Tebow now untradeable?

Excellent post, olivejim!  Freeman has gotten worse than I ever imagined possible.  I forgot to mention that little detail in my original post.  The bottom line is this:  Willie McGinest and the NFL Network crew said that Denver needs more offense to help their porous defense.  Injecting another 40+ TDs with Tebow can only help matters.  Btw, I multiplied everything times 5 because he played roughly a fifth of the season, and I see someone else referenced Favre/Rodgers...nice.  Tebow as is can get Denver to the playoffs, but if you can't trade your proven veteran, than you start that guy.  If Orton can't get the Broncos to a winning record this year, then you trade him to Seattle or Tennessee, and 2012 starts "Tebow Time."  Fox should change his system for this guy, although I don't think he will.  Be that as it may, regardless, I think you'll have St. Louis and Denver in the Super Bowl in three years time.  Bradford and I will be pissed that day!



Since: Jun 11, 2008
Posted on: August 21, 2011 5:38 pm
 

Is Tebow now untradeable?

People that jump to the "he's not that good," must be new to NFL football. Name 10 QBs that were "that good" in their first couple of years.
Matt Ryan, Sam Bradford, Ben Roethlisberger, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Mike Vick, Dan Marino, Elway, Favre, and Montana. I'd say these guys were "that good" in their first couple of years. On another note, Tebow seems to be getting a pass on the fact that he was a 1st round pick and he has so far been unable to win the starting job. But just because of college numbers Tebow is getting a pass. Everybody loves to call Tim Couch, David Carr, Akili Smith, Cade McNown, et al busts because they were drafted in the first round and weren't able to live up to their spots. But guess what...they at least started by the time their second year came around. Is Tebow a bust yet? IDK, but the fact that he has yet to be able to even clearly beat Brady Quinn has to make rational people, i.e., not tebow's jock sniffers, say "uh oh". The pros are not college, tebow's 2 national championships mean jack squat to Orton, Elway and Fox. If good character and heisman and national championships meant guaranteed success in the pros Danny Weurffel would be a hall of famer...You guys know Weurffel, the last uber hyped up Gator to disappoint in the pros. And even then he was following in Spurriers footsteps, when he was lighting up the pros with the Bucs.



Since: Dec 16, 2006
Posted on: August 21, 2011 5:35 pm
 

Is Tebow now untradeable?

Tebow has been so relentlessly marketed as a Golden Boy that nobody wants to believe he can't succeed as a pro quarterback. Another classic case of people believing the hype rather than the hard evidence. Let's see the kid succeed - or fail - on the field before we start yelling that he's not getting a fair shake. And let's also make sure we're not confusing Tim Tebow the Purer-than-the-Driven-Snow Christian with Tim Tebow the Football Player. I sense that a lot of people are making the nonsensical assumption that just because he's nauseatingly pious and a poster child for evangelical Christianity, he's somehow automatically entitled to success at every level of football he attempts. News flash: that ain't how it works.


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