After a standout year with the Denver Broncos, the future remains uncertain for former Gators quarterback Tim Tebow. The Jacksonville native resurrected Broncos football in 2011 with comeback fourth quarter wins and his faith-based approach to football, but he lost his starting position after his team signed free agent Peyton Manning to a five year $96 million contract on Tuesday. Though Tebow’s accolades include leading Denver to their first playoff appearance since 2005, Broncos Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Elway says he could not say no to the man with a Super Bowl ring and four NFL MVP awards.
The next step for Denver is deciding whether or not to trade Tebow. In a press conference yesterday, Manning said he would work to be a great teammate for his fellow former SEC star. However, many believe a trade by the Broncos seems imminent. But even with his next step unknown, Elway says Tebow’s reaction to the news of Manning’s contract was not surprisingly understanding.
Orlando station WKMG-TV reportsDenver will trade Tebow today to either the New York Jets or his hometown team, the Jacksonville Jaguars, by midday today. The Tim Tebow Foundation posted on its Twitter account yesterday a “Quote of the Week” that seemed to be indicative of its namesake’s attitude throughout this situation: “I know not what the future holds, but I know who holds the future.”