John Elway: Only Peyton could replace Tim Tebow

  • By Conor Orr
  • Around The NFL Writer
  • Published: Aug. 7, 2016 at 12:04 p.m.
  • Updated: Aug. 7, 2016 at 12:27 p.m.

Denver Broncos general manager John Elway has endured his fair share of criticism despite bringing the team its third Super Bowl championship in 2015.

But in a retrospective about the first five years of his career published in The Denver Post on Sunday, he discussed one move we seldom give him enough credit for.

“Because (Tim) Tebow had such a fan base behind him — there was probably only one guy that we could have replaced him with that people would understand,” Elway said. “And that was Peyton Manning.”

Elway joined the Broncos in his current capacity back in 2011 — the same season Tebow led the Broncos to an improbable 29-23 victory over the Steelers in the AFC wild-card playoffs. In that game, Tebow threw for 316 yards, two touchdowns and finished with a 125.6 passer rating before the Broncos were waxed by the Super Bowl-bound Patriots the next week.

Although it was evident that the Tebow-led offensive system was not sustainable long term, the miracle moments against Pittsburgh brought Tebowmania to a fevered pitch. Elway brokered the Peyton Manning deal gracefully, and he’s right — there was no other quarterback available at that time who would have been a fan-acceptable replacement.

We talk often about making the tough decisions and how it has led some of the best talent evaluators, coaches and general managers to the apex of their professions. And while Elway’s decision seemed like a no-brainer at the time, it was not an easy one. The Broncos have a few more banners and a Lombardi Trophy to show for it.

The entire Elway piece is well worth reading (another link here). Elway continues to be one of the most fascinating stars in the sport and is always candid and honest about the job.

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10 Responses to “John Elway: Only Peyton could replace Tim Tebow”

  1. Sage says:

    Sickening. I watched Elway’s entire career. I watched Tebow. Tebow is better and would have trounced Elway’s records.

    Elway was jealous. Most others have weak minds. Herd followers.

  2. TheMascotArmy says:

    So now he drafts the poor man’s version of Tebow, and signs Sanchez. B.S.

  3. Sage says:

    Entirely off topic, but this strikes me as interesting, both the facts and the cover-up. It appears Hillary is closely trailed by someone always ready to give her diazepam injections for seizures.

    Another article (not linked here) suggests Hillary is protected with the biggest, most secure bubbles ever seen in politics. Our world has become a battleground for control of information (including info about Tebow’s exemplary stats and production). Maybe it’s always been this way. But things seem extremely flagrant now.

    • Larry says:

      Yes, Sage, it’s off-topic, but it’s very relevant and the MSM either isn’t covering this at all or is saying that it’s bogus. For anyone curious, all this talk about Hillary’s health was reignited by the following video by Paul Joseph Watson:

      PJW’s twitter is @PrisonPlanet
      Another good guy to follow for info the MSM won’t touch is Mike Cernovich-his twitter is @Cernovich . He’s written 2 articles about this on his site, which he links to on his twitter account.

      I should mention that both these guys do swear quite a bit, but they have a lot of good, legit info.

    • ck says:

      Rut-roh! Sage, thanks for posting that piece of information that reveals more than what the surface appears; i.e., unfit for office due to not only ineptitude, but all the unlawful deeds w/impunity–ROTTEN HITLERY!

  4. ck says:

    You have got to be kidding…”candid & honest” regarding Elrot!!! Sounds like he is in a world of hurt and serves him right imo!!!!:( He did everything he could to run Tebow out of town without getting the fans to run him out due to his misinformed and “EGO” driven choices!!! Can’t wait for the rest of the story and fall out due to his infinitesimal tactics!

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