But just because it's smart [to sign Manning] doesn't mean it isn't tacky. It has to gut Tebow to see those photographs of Manning walking into Broncos headquarters accompanied by Elway and Fox.
I think it's possible to both respect Peyton Manning and cringe at how Tebow is getting undermined. What happens if Manning doesn't come to Denver? Elway has made it clear he has no faith in Tebow's long-term viability. The Jets gave Sanchez eight figures for his humiliation; I'd be shocked if Elway gives Tebow bus fare and a bag of Munchos. (If Manning does come, let's drop the Avengers-style delusion that he and Tebow will coexist and rule the NFL together. Tebow should be immediately moved out of town.)
Yes: it's rough out there. This is no longer a dog eat dog world. This is a dog eats dog then dog gets released and winds up playing Dog Arena Football world. If Tebow is shoved out of a franchise he revived, I can't wait for the day that he comes back and plays the Broncos. I want to see 6-of-22 passing for 78 yards. I want to see passes that wobble like Zip-Loc bags full of soup. But I also want to see a last-minute drive win it. I'll be pulling for Tebow to exact a Tebow-like revenge.
And I know what you did last autumn. Don't pretend to be so tough. You'll be pulling for Tebow, too.
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