If you have read any of my blogs here on Tim Tebow you should know two things. One, I think Tim Tebow is an outstanding person and two, I think Tim Tebow will never be an NFL quarterback. I believe John Elway thinks the same things.
I have long said that Elway does not believe Tebow can fix his mechanics. Like me, I believe Elway thinks that 20 years of mechanics cannot be corrected in any span of time no matter how motivated the person may be. I believe that Denver is NOT going to play a college style offense in the NFL. They tried to work with it this season and against some mediocre teams it had a little success. However, against the elite teams in the NFL that kind of play is never, ever going to work. Elway knows this.
I believed that he would try to move Tebow in the off season even before the Colts were known to be throwing Manning out the door. Elway wants an NFL QB for the Broncos plain and simple. I believe he is now willing to pay just about any price and maybe even try to recruit Reggie Wayne if the Colts throw him out too in order to lure Peyton to the Broncos. If Elway is successful, Tebow will be on the trade block faster than you can say Tebowing. I could see Tebow going to Miami if this scenario plays out. I am not sure though what Denver would get in return for that trade.
Regardless, Elway wants Manning in the worst possible way and he will offer him almost anything to make that happen. It’s the easiest way for Elway to get rid of Tebow and give Broncos fans at least something in return so they don’t crucify him for getting rid of the much loved persona of Tebow. Not Tebow the QB but Tebow the man. No one in their right mind believes Tebow is the kind of NFL QB that can beat teams like the Patriots.
Of course Manning has plenty of other options to look at. The Cardinals and Dolphins are also salivating at the prospect of a Manning led team. Manning has said he will make a decision within a week. He went to Denver first but will go to Arizona and Miami in the next couple of days. Elway is going to do everything he can to get Manning to come to Denver. Barring that, he will then be left with trying to move Tebow with less good will with the fans.
Tebow has never been Elway’s pick to QB the Broncos and he never will be. If Elway can get Manning in Denver he will accomplish two things, moving Tebow and keeping the fans from lynching him. After that, Elway will have to pray that Manning is able to play as before because if he doesn’t the torches and pitchforks will be forthcoming.