Posted Wed Jul 28th by Ian Henson
You can get a lot with endorsement deals, but you can’t buy class.
This afternoon on ESPN’s NFL Live Ed Werder reported that Jimmy Sexton, Tim Tebow’s agent, has requested a premium be paid by the Denver Broncos. That being because Tebow is a quarterback, the premium would make Tebow a higher paid player than Dallas Cowboys‘ rookie Dez Bryant.
The problem here is that Bryant was drafted 24th overall, Tebow was 25th, Demaryius Thomas was 22nd… If Tebow leap frogs Bryant whose contract will Thomas eventual contract be based off of?
Tebow’s hesitation will likely expedite other teams in wrapping up their first round draft picks now. However, it will freeze Denver for the time being.
From Tebow’s perspective it makes sense, quarterbacks take more hits than wide receivers, they should get paid more. From the Broncos stand point we will have to see, if they agree, we could see Tebow earlier than some expect. If the upfront money is at a premium, Josh McDaniels could be filling pressure quickly for having a $8-12 million dollar arm riding the pine.
Werder went on to quote McDaniels message to Tebow as being, “You’re (Tebow) missing time and you can’t afford to miss it. You’re not going to get these snaps back.”
It is of note that both Kyle Orton and Brady Quinn were at practice and on the field today.