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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.


Since: Feb 25, 2008
Posted on: August 21, 2011 2:04 pm

Is Tebow now untradeable?

What has tebow done in the NFL , that would make any team trade for him? When he did play he didnt show any promise of an NFL QB. I think the broncos are just using his name to get a top pick, which wont happen.

Since: Mar 5, 2008
Posted on: August 21, 2011 2:03 pm

Is Tebow now untradeable?

Bonified: adj. A made up word used by people working in the sports media, whose extensive command of the English language allow them to create such words as "winningest."

Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: August 21, 2011 1:58 pm


It's urban slang so I guess Mike is using it to bait us unhipsters into calling him out.

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: August 21, 2011 1:52 pm

Is Tebow now untradeable?

If he is cut that makes picking him in round one one of the worst draft picks in history. For that reason alone I would be shocked if they cut him this season. It is highly unlike NFL executives to not make some effort to save face.

Since: Feb 28, 2008
Posted on: August 21, 2011 1:52 pm

Is Tebow now untradeable?

What is bonified?

Do you mean "bona fide?"

Well, Tebow proba bly isn't either of them.

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