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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: Nov 14, 2006
Posted on: August 21, 2011 2:19 pm
 

Is Tebow now untradeable?

Well, of course he's untradeable. The Broncos can't accept less than a No. 2 pick, as an organization, for reasons of pride and marketing. The rest of the NFL isn't giving up a No 2 pick for a backup cheerleader. So no, he will not be traded.



Since: Apr 4, 2011
Posted on: August 21, 2011 2:18 pm
 

Is Tebow now untradeable?

With hard-hitting insight such as this, it's clear why CBS lists Freeman as an "NFL Insider."



Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: August 21, 2011 2:18 pm
 

Sad, but true


I wish ESPN wasn't trash - there are no good sources for sports.
So true, Deegan.  Though I did read a well-written article by Adam Jacobi on cbssports.com once.  My least favorite trope of sports writing is the stand-off sentence used for dramatic effect.  Ugh.  Gary Parrish is by far the worst offender.  He seems to think he gets paid for the amount of white space around his sentences.

The NY Times has good sports writing but a bit turgid for my taste.  Sometimes Forbes does a nice job.

Anybody else with a lead for good sports writing?



Since: Jun 26, 2007
Posted on: August 21, 2011 2:12 pm
 

Is Tebow now untradeable?

Agreed.  Why is this even news, everyone new this was going to happen, just read his pre-draft scouting report.



Since: Mar 27, 2008
Posted on: August 21, 2011 2:10 pm
 

Is Tebow now untradeable?

A trade could happen, but it's becoming increasingly likely the Broncos will keep or cut Tebow because the trade interest is dwindling rapidly.


So...... the Broncos will keep or cut Tebow? Wow, that is some great insight! In other NFL news, the Patriots will keep or cut Tom Brady, the Colts will keep or cut Peyton Manning, the Saints will keep or cut Drew Brees, the Vikings will keep or cut Adrian Peterson. I'm sure you've heard of a person who talks just to hear themselves talk? This is probably such the case with Freeman. Great journalism with this article so jam packed with facts and insight. Kudos my friend,kudos!  



Since: Feb 1, 2009
Posted on: August 21, 2011 2:09 pm
 

Is Tebow now untradeable?

Everybody was surprised when tebow was drafted in the first round (except gator fans). So why is this a surprise that he's not ready to be a strarting QB in the NFL, or will he ever be?  Maybe he should be a RB or a TE because he does have talent to play in the NFL.  He's a good kid with a big heart and will be in the NFL for a long time, just not as a QB....I hear the dolphins are looking for a QB?? 



Since: Feb 1, 2008
Posted on: August 21, 2011 2:08 pm
 

Is Tebow now untradeable?

"There's the belief that the Broncos might even cut Tebow"?  Who's belief specifically?  You've given such credence to that assertion that you put it in the frontpage link and in your article.  Who you mind stating who's belief it is?  It's not your belief.  It's not something the Broncos are saying.  Is it something you read on a message board?  Journalism, please.



Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: August 21, 2011 2:08 pm
 

Is Tebow now untradeable?

Wasn't he a 3rd round pick?



Since: Apr 17, 2007
Posted on: August 21, 2011 2:06 pm
 

The same Freeman who said that Pryor...

..was rocketing up the charts in terms of interest of GMs.

Hours later, the facts came out.
I wish ESPN wasn't trash - there are no good sources for sports.



Since: Apr 28, 2008
Posted on: August 21, 2011 2:06 pm
 

Is Tebow now untradeable?

While his hype and draft position were almost certainly over-the-top, he hasn't shown to be THAT bad when he has played. Certainly good enough to be a backup QB. And while that would look like a bust in PR terms, it is not a useless function to serve. He wasn't picked as high as Ryan Leaf or Jamarcus Russell, and he wasn't even the team's first 1st rounder, so he's certainly out of the discussion for 'biggest bust ever.' Almost every team needs a decent backup QB. I think most would agree that backup QB is more important than some starting positions for many teams....and even more so for a team that is likely to lose 12 games again this year. I'm a Chiefs fan and even I'm gonna say they oughtta keep him around for another year.


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