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December 08, 2010

Tebow's Future in Flux After McDaniels Firing: The firing of Denver Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels throws a monkey wrench into the NFL future of celebrated college quarterback and top jersey seller Tim Tebow. McDaniels traded three picks to select Tebow 25th overall when many draft analysts had him falling several rounds. If the new coach doesn't want him, Jacksonville is a trade possibility, writes Hays Carlton of the Florida Times-Union.

posted by rcade to football at 11:29 AM - 11 comments

Broncos won't trade Tebow. Jersey sales alone are probably paying for McDaniel's, Shanahan's and any money still owing to Wade Phillips and Dan Reeves.

I had to laugh when I saw that Jacksonville is a trade possibility. Of course Jacksonville is a trade possibility, just as all of the stories came out about Jack Del Rio trading up to get Tebow in the draft. I am sure there are also fans at THE Ohio State that think that if Troy Smith was given a chance in Cleveland, they would go to a Super Bowl.

posted by jc at 11:11 AM on December 08

Tebow is more attractive to Jacksonville because he could put thousands of extra butts in seats here. If the Jags could make that happen for a fourth-round pick, they'd be crazy not to bring him in.

posted by rcade at 11:27 AM on December 08

Tebow is more attractive to Jacksonville because he could put thousands of extra butts in seats here. If the Jags could make that happen for a fourth-round pick, they'd be crazy not to bring him in.

Would they play him over Garrard?

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 11:56 AM on December 08

Gah. Where on earth did this idea that McDaniels was the only coach who would want to play Tebow come from? Any sane coach taking over a demolition job like Denver is going to do a pretty careful assessment of potential assets they can build on. If Tebow has the talent and motivation, he'll have a job. If he's the second coming of Ryan Leaf he'll be playing Arena ball.

He was projected as a 2nd-3rd round pick and got taken at the end of the 1st round. Tebow was a reach but the consensus was he had a decent shot at being a productive NFL player. He'll get his chance, up to him to do something with it.

That being said he is just an asset and Denver really needs to get draft picks back for one of Orton or Tebow - having both on the roster next year doesn't make any sense. Maybe the Jags 4th rounder would be enough for a team desperate for picks.

posted by deflated at 12:04 PM on December 08

The plan would probably be to groom him for the position, but Garrard can have some stretches where he plays terrible. So Tebow might start his first season.

posted by rcade at 12:07 PM on December 08

Given Orton's production, I have a hard time seeing a new coach trade him. If nothing else, he provides a stability to the rebuilding process, at least 4 the 1st couple years. Also, you'll never be able to get more 4 Tebow than right now. The longer he sits on the bench, the less value he has, at least as a QB. I think you've got to move him, unless you want to bet your job on him, which to me would be crazy since all other aspects of the team will be in flux.

posted by brainofdtrain at 12:59 PM on December 08

Didn't Seattle get a 1st from Chicago when they traded Rick Mirer... all you need is one coach and GM who drinks the Tebow koolaid... of course I think Denver may have just fired that one coach.

posted by jc at 01:20 PM on December 08

of course I think Denver may have just fired that one coach

How about Washington? It fits on several levels ... Shanny thinks everything revolves around his system and little to do with personnel, he doesn't like McNabb as his QB, and they could possibly trade a guy who doesn't want to play (Haynesworth) for a guy who can't play (Tebow).

posted by cixelsyd at 03:38 PM on December 08

What if the Broncos reunited him with Urban? Not going to happen i know, but what a story that would be.

posted by brainofdtrain at 03:51 PM on December 08

1) There is no way on earth Haynesworth ends up in Denver. You think he wants to play on the worst 3-4 defense in the NFL? (and there aren't the players on the roster to switch back to 4-3 ATM). The Broncos aren't exactly one guy away from winning, either.

2) There is no sane reason from either side for Meyer to coach in Denver. He leaves one of the best college coaching jobs due to health reasons to rebuild a bottom 5 NFL team? Denver is going to take a flyer on a high-profile college coach who has never coached in the pros after a spectacular failure with trying a high-profile OC who had minimal experience in his position? No to both.

posted by deflated at 11:14 AM on December 09

Urban Meyer just needs to stay out of coaching for a few years (or more) and get things together. As for Haynesworth, the guy wasn't motivated by being one of the highest-paid players in the game, so I'm not sure he's going to be a great fit anywhere. He produced in order to get that "fat" contract, but it's been downhill since then.

posted by dyams at 11:19 AM on December 09

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