Originally Posted by ghst187
honestly, i think Elway's ego was somewhat being threatened by all the love that Tebow was getting and Elway couldn't stand it. I seriously think that played into the equation. I don't think anyone would sit and argue that Tebow is a SB caliber QB and probably never will be. However, Elway could've easily kept Tebow around as a backup, tossed in some wildcat/option read plays ..or not, and still brought in Manning. Meanwhile, Tebow would be learning from Manning. I don't think too many young QBs would have a problem taking a backseat to a surefire first ballot HOF'er like Manning esp knowing his time left is severely limited and that you get to learn from him everyday. [View Full Quote]The other part is that Tebow has never done anything except work extremely hard, play his guts out, have a great attitude, put the team first, and won big at every level (he has as many playoff wins as our Romo sadly). So for Denver, really Elway, to treat him the way he did, especially with (as I see it) Elway's fragile ego being a big part of it, I think its quite fitting if Elway's Manning experiment fizzles bigtime and they never get any farther than they did with Tebow.
What would be even more fitting, is for a Tebow team to beat Denver out of the playoffs. Tend to doubt that will happen, but think it would absolutely hysterical.
So please forgive the Tebow love, I'll admit I love the guy. I love everything he stands for and the way he lives and the way he plays the game and the perspective he maintains. Don't know if he'll ever be a SB champ in the NFL (I hope he does honestly), but meanwhile he is a refreshing breath of fresh air in a game so dominated thugs (still irks me that Ray Lewis got away with being an accessory to murder), a game where many of those same thugs are so celebrated and glorified despite the fact they'd likely be in jail were it not for football. Yeah yeah I know its about winning if football is your life but for the other 99.9% of the population football is an escape from a way of life where character is not only an important thing, its often the only thing.
I guess a lot of Jets staff members have fragile egos too, because he was had the 4th most passing yards on the team.
And the fact that Tebow lives an admirable life doesn't change the fact that Peyton Manning is better. I don't see how you can fault Elway for getting Manning. If anything, Elway's ego would be threatened more by Manning than Tebow.
Also, do you have any sort of source that Elway was threatened by Tebow? Is this something you've read?