Just something that's been in the back of my mind.
I'm an NFL fan, but don't really follow a particular team, mostly Syracuse alums. So, I was an Eagles fan for the decade or so McNabb was there, and still am. And the Colts always seem to have an old Orange player or three on the roster, so I follow them too. So it was with more than a passing interest that I followed the whole Peyton Manning hubub with his release and where he would sign next. Now that he's going to be a Bronco, the next question seems to be, where does Tim Tebow go?
Why does he have to go anywhere?
I'm sure Tebow wants to be a starting QB. And I'll even agree that he's earned the right to compete for the job. But it's not like Kyle Orton is coming back to town. This is Peyton Manning. You go after Peyton unless your QB is named Drew, Aaron, Ben, Philip, Tom or Eli. I'm also pretty sure that, if it came down to it, Tebow would be the consumate student under Manning for the 2-3 years Peyton has left in the league. For a guy who's criticized most for not being able to leade a passing attack, who better than Manning is there for him to study under? Who is there better to teach him how to watch film, how to prepare, how to read a defense on the field and check to the right play at the right time. If Tebow could end up doing half of what Manning can do AND be the running threat he is now, he could be the best QB in the league in 3 years.
And how about this as yet undiscussed aspect. Why can't you play both of them together? I know Tebow is adamant about playing QB, and that's fine. But has there ever been a better wildcat RB? Can you imagine the aneurisms it would cause D coordinators to see Manning and Tebow in the backfield together?
I'll readily admit that most of what I know about football, I learned from playing Madden, but can someone explain to me how Manning and Tebow together isn't a good thing?