Well if we’re talking from a physical perspective, I think Tebow will be one of a handful of people who will be saved on December 20, 2012 (the projected day of the earth’s demise in case you didn’t know), so long-term I’m not all that worried about the guy. The football universe, however, is a different animal entirely, but I’m not necessarily predicting gloom and doom for the former Florida star. In fact, stepping down from the Broncos (or really any starting job for that matter) might prove to give Tebow the development he really needs to break to the next level. Sure, that’s something we’ve been hearing for a while, but these are some pretty unique circumstances surrounding the Jockey spokesman. First of all, he probably shouldn’t have been a first-rounder in the first place, which is a move that puts tremendous pressure on a franchise to use him. Once Denver was compelled to start him, probably a little too early than what would be ideal, it became too late when he started winning games in dramatic fashion.
Although the winning streak was the combination of a lot of factors, Tebow had the intangibles needed to carry the Broncos for a while. But as some of the luster dimmed from his play and Denver signed Peyton, all signs pointed to Tebow leaving Denver to find a home on another team, and chances are it’s not a team that will be keen to start him immediately. Luckily for Tebow, he’s always proven to be a resilient guy and even if it’s ugly, he’s shown that there’s something about the way he plays the game that allows him to win. For that reason alone, he’ll find a home and will probably get paid decently for it. The only difference now is that he’ll have the experience of having started almost an entire football season while now being able to observe the game from the bench for a while longer.
At least that’s how I see it. Who knows? Maybe some team liked what he did with the Broncos so much that they want to enlist his services immediately, but none come to mind, and right now I think it would be best for Tebow to accept the second spot in the two-deep behind a veteran quarterback. The sun may be setting on “Tebow Time” in Denver, but it will be poised to rise again in another market sometime soon. As for Peyton Manning, it’ll be fun as hell to see what he does in Denver. Best of luck to both quarterbacks.