Tim Tebow: “But I notice that during the most troublesome times in my life there is only one set of footprints. I don’t understand why you left my side when I needed you most.” Jesus: “Bro, you watch ESPN? Where you see only one set of footprints, I was showing Peyton Manning my new kick ass snowboard.”
Barring an unforeseen setback in negotiations, Peyton Manning will sign a 5-year/$95M contract to give the Denver Broncos something they haven’t had in a year. A quarterback. ESPN reports:
Peyton Manning will become the next quarterback of the Denver Broncos, barring a snag during intensified contract negotiations that have commenced under the instruction of the four-time MVP to his agent Tom Condon, according to multiple sources. Once the Manning deal becomes official, Denver will try to trade Tim Tebow, according to sources. ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter talks about the news that Peyton Manning will sign with the Denver Broncos. Schefter believes if John Elway wasn’t involved, this deal would not get done. Manning instructed Condon to negotiate the finite details of a contract that would conclude with him joining the Broncos after a frenzied but focused process that began when the Indianapolis Colts released him March 7. Manning called Broncos vice president of football operations John Elway on Monday morning to tell him the news. Manning also called the San Francisco 49ers and Tennessee Titans to inform them of his intent to now play for Denver. A contract between the two sides is expected to be a formality. Elway and Manning first discussed the parameters of a five-year, $95 million contract during their March 9 meeting in Denver, the first time the quarterback visited a team during his free agency.
According to ESPN, the Broncos don’t expect to get anything of value for Tim Tebow, so it’s a possibility that he’ll be released. And before we start the righteous indignation and moral outcry over a novelty who lost his job to the greatest quarterback of his generation, yes, Tebow is wonderful human being who uses his ingrained religious beliefs, money, and name to do many positive things with charity. Great. Go be a pastor or join the Peace Corps, because he has no business on a football field. Peyton Manning could break his own neck before every game and still have a better QB rating than Tebow. And he wouldn’t even have to thank Jesus for it.