Lets face it folks, we were playing Peyton Manningin 2012 regardless of his final choice. The bands were already listed on that lineup. Now, what makes this signing so very interesting to me is what to do with Timmy Tebow..
He’s not going to be in Denver much longer, that’s for darn sure. With Peyton likely calling the offense from the line of scrimmage, Tebow would never be able to handle such a complex system. If the Broncos have any chance of getting Manning some help, they’re going to have to move some people around. Why not start with a QB due to make $2 million that you have ZERO use for?
I’m sure they’ll be looking to trade (no one likes to give up something for nothing) but I don’t know what anyone would be willing to give up. In a league where your starting QB is the most important player of the franchise, you’re not going to find many teams willing to part with a good back up that’s affordable. Most probably he’ll be cut at some point during this off season. This is where New England may step in.
The Patriots are always looking for that player that is seen as a ‘value pick’. Guys other teams pass on but are looking to contribute in any way possible. Guys like Tim Tebow. Coach Bill Belichick is a fan of Tebow. He liked him coming out of Florida, just not enough to waste (yeah, I said it) a first round draft pick. Who was it that DID waste that pick? Oh right! The Patriots new Offensive Coordinator for 2012, Josh McDaniels. Being that he did draft him as a QB in Denver, it stands to reason that he already had plays in mind for situational football. This could be a great asset to Tom Brady and the reloaded Patriots offense. Tebow could come out and change the pace of the game. His big frame would look better than Brady on those 4th and 1 plays where we see Brady dive in the pile and than all hold our collective breath till he stands back up.
It will, as it always does, come down to money, but you should ask yourselves this: Does Tebow always play hard? Yes. Is he willing to do what needs to be done? Yes. Does he absolutely HATE to lose? Ohhhhh yeah. Sounds like New England Patriots material to me.