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Published on 03/07/2012 at Wed Mar 07 14:55.
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When Adam Schefter speaks, we listen. And he has spoken:

  • Anonymous

    God this would be awesome!!! Sign Manning, trade Tebow to Jacksonville for picks.

  • Jon

    Why not keep Tebow to learn under Manning? I would be all for acquiring Manning (at the right price), but he would only be a short-term solution.

    Why throw out a possible long-term solution instead of having him learn under one of the greatest of all time?

  • Jon

    Why not keep Tebow to learn under Manning? I would be all for acquiring Manning (at the right price), but he would only be a short-term solution.

    Why throw out a possible long-term solution instead of having him learn under one of the greatest of all time?

  • Anonymous

    Man, not sure how I feel about this. Part of me would be unbelievably excited to have Manning, and part of me would feel that we gave up on a possible long term solution to the QB position for a short term fix.

    Reasons I’m Excited:
    He’s Peyton Freaking Manning!!!!
    We are instantly SuperBowl contenders
    We have 4+ years of not having to worry about the QB position
    We possibly get Reggie Wayne for cheap
    We possibly get Jeff Saturday for cheap
    We don’t have to give up draft picks for him (like we would RG3)
    He is a known commodity vs unknown commodity (like RG3)
    Manning said he’d sign an incentive based contract

    Reasons I’m Not Excited:
    I honestly think Tebow can be our long term QB solution
    I think Manning is a short term fix for a long term position of need
    Another circus comes to town with Manning/Tebow on same team.
    I think we need to trade Tebow (which I think would be a mistake)
    We can’t be spending the money it’s gonna take to get Manning

    All in all, obviously, Manning makes us contenders for the superbowl, however, I would hate to see Tebow blow up the NFL on a team not named the Denver Broncos, which is what I fear will happen if we get Manning. The fan base will be completely divided into pro Manning and pro Tebow camps. I’d be personally divided, because I LOVE me some Peyton Manning, but want to see our team with Tebow as the unquestioned starter for the full offseason, preseason, camp, and regular season. I want to know if he’s our QB of the future, which we will never know with Manning on the team. Having a long term QB on our roster is every team’s “#1 need”. Manning doesn’t fill that need. Tebow might. As you can see, I’m completely torn, which is frustrating.

  • Anonymous

    I, myself, do not believe Tebow will ever be an elite passer. Trade him to get the draft picks to help build now and draft a QB that falls in the next few years.

  • Kawike

    My thoughts exactly. If only Tebow wasn’t such a polarizing player, he could sit behind Manning and learn from the best without a schism of the fan base. That would (hopefully) solve the Broncos short term and long term needs at QB, however given Tebow’s following it is probably impossible.

  • Jon

    We’ll have to agree to disagree, then.

  • Anonymous

    The thing is that if Manning was our QB when we drafted Tebow (much like Favre was GB’s QB when they drafted Rodgers), the fan base would be completely fine with Tebow being on the bench for 4+ years. He’d learn from arguably THE BEST QB EVER, and nobody would disagree with what the Broncos were doing.

    Unfortunately, the genie has been let out of the bottle, and once you let the genie out of the bottle, it’s really really hard to put him back in. That is the exact scenario the Broncos and us fans have now. How do you put Tebow back in the bottle after leading the statistically worst team in the NFL over the last 2 years to the playoffs without any training camp, preseason, or offseason reps as the #1?

    It’s funny, because in 1 scenario, the Broncos have Manning and Tebow, and everyone is perfectly happy.
    In the other, the Broncos have Manning and Tebow, and half the fans are rushing the stadium with torches and pitchforks.

  • Tom9798

    The scenarios are all great!, but I will be surprised if P. Manning does not sign with the Arizona Cardinals.

    Yeah, I know he has a house in Miami Beach; but the drama in the AFC East he doesn’t need.

    For his last five years, he needs an NFC team with warm weather, great potential, and no drama.

    Don’t be surprised, if Arizona make a bid, and it’s done.

    Of course, I’ve never been right yet, that would qualify me to work for ESPN!

  • Anonymous

     I wonder if Tebow might be more accepting of Manning, than the fans. He seems to be very willing to look at the long term, he is smart enough to know he could learn a lot by being on the team with Manning and if he is as solid a human being as I think he is he would try to beat Manning for the job and then settle in as developing player.   That said, these are two VERY different QBs and I wonder if any offense for 1 would work at all for the other.  But like Tom, I seldom make a correct prediction! 

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  • Anonymous

    Yeah, but I am thinking it is worth keeping him and seeing if Manning would have an influence on him.  Just imagine a Tebow that could pass. He would be unstoppable.   

  • Anonymous

    I agree with a lot of things you say except having issues with the division of fans.  Trust me if Manning is winning we wont hear too much from the Tebow fans.  I really think we could sign Manning and still keep Tebow.  I have a feeling that Tebow being the guy that he is can handle it for 2-3 years.  

  • flbronc

    what is taking a back seat here is his health.  i am not sold on the fact that he is going to be durable enough to withstand a couple of hits from the blind side.  when schefter reports that multiple team doctors (not mannings doctors) are good with his health i will feel better.

    the problem is, that even if we did get manning, i don’t believe we are super bowl contenders.  our defense is too far off.  our defense needs to be top 10 to get there.  i know you can point to new england last year for not having a great defense, but they are the exception.

    plus, i am not sure why you get manning with fox as the coach.  fox would be cool in a league without the forward pass.  why would you shell out big bucks and probably dump a future potential star in tebow in order to give a coach who loves to run the ball a prolific passing qb?  i understand why the gm wants that, but the head coaching philosophy we have in place doesn’t match.

  • Komul

    cool if we somehow sneak him in we may be able to score more than 2 touchdowns in a game but with the setup the team is in will he be happy handing over the ball to run every play

  • Mike Birtwistle

    Here’s the deal – Get #7 from Jacksonville for Tebow and sign Manning.  Anything less and I’m not interested.

    If Jax won’t give that up, we move on with Tebow – Jax go bankrupt and move to LA.

  • Anonymous

    As much as I love Tebow, there is no way Jax would ever give up that #7 pick for him. They *MIGHT* swap their #7 for our #25 and Tebow, but that’s the extent that they would do for him, and even that is a long shot.

  • Anonymous

    Can I get an Amen?

    I know that was some of the initial talk for trading to get RG3 by way of 3 way trade with JAX. Not only is that a long shot but actually signing PM is a longer long shot.

    It ain’t gonna happen… Either one!