Word that the Broncos might either trade Tebow or even just flat-out cut him are starting to make its way around, but very few experts are buying it.
ESPN’s Chris Mortensen isn’t buying it. He reported earlier tonight on Monday Night Countdown that the Broncos recently gave Tebow a check for $6.7 million, part of the guaranteed money in his first-round rookie deal. Said Mort of Tebow, "They’re not about to trade him, they’re not about to release him."
Broncos blog Mile High Report says, as hard as it might be, patience is required when it comes to Tebow.
Listen, I get it, people simply cannot fathom the Broncos could take the patient approach with Tebow and tuck him away for all of 2011, only to see him resurface as a more polished version of himself instead of offering him up to the media for interviews and allowing every snap he takes from center to get over-analyzed by guys like Merrile Hoge. How does that help Tim Tebow?
The time has come for patience - from the Broncos, from Tebow, himself, from the fans and from the media who rely on Tebow snippets to drive traffic and get people to buy newspapers. It's time for Tebow to take a step back in 2011 in order to take 3 steps forward in 2012. It's the best for him right now.
Keep an eye on Mile High Report for more updates and reaction to the QB situation.