Like I said. Enough with the Manning. Let’s get back to the Tebow.
Wow. What a press conference yesterday. Did you catch it? Did you hear John Elway offer Tim Tebow the greatest insult that you could ever offer a football player?
To paraphrase, Elway stated that he was interested in winning championships, and that Peyton Manning was the guy who could get that done. He went on to say that he was thinking of Tim Tebow during this acquisition process–stated that he was a great kid–that if he could choose someone to marry his daughter, it would be Tim Tebow.
And then the Broncos proceeded to pay Manning 96 million for 5 years. Silly. Silly. Silly. Not quite Calvin Johnson silly, but silly nonetheless.
So. The question: Will Tebow stick around? Will he asked to be traded? And if traded, where will he go, and what will he do when he gets there? It seems the Jets are now potentially interested in Tebow, and what he would bring to the locker room as much as what he could bring to the playing field. At least that’s what they’ve stated. And they’d also like to use Tebow in Wildcat sets.
As I’m writing this, it is being reported that Tebow has been traded to the New York Jets for a 4th round pick. So much for the mystery.
I’ve come to a conclusion about all the Tebow hate. People like Merril Hoge, for example. Merril was a quality FULLback. And he throttles Tim Tebow daily about his ability, or inability to be a traditional NFL quarterback. After playing for two years in the league, and not even playing a full season’s worth of games.
Personally, I think Hoge is a little bitter, and completely jealous, knowing that Tebow would be an even better fullback than he ever was…and he’s somehow also capable of leading a team at the QB position. In fact, you could say that about a lot of the Tebow hate. Most of the dismissals come from a variety of skilled players like this. I think it bugs them that someone of Tebow’s size is actually able to take snaps. It’s the “I coulda done that” syndrome.