Peyton let down fans of the Tennessee Titans and San Francisco 49ers, but also let down all the Tim Tebow fans in the Mile High City. Those fans, and Tebow himself, are likely wondering what will become of Tebow now that Peyton is the starter.
First, let’s look at the asking price for Tim Tebow.
Elway and co. can barely contain their disdain for Tebow, so it should be obvious to teams around the league that his asking price will be low. Some have speculated that the Broncos could also just cut Tebow if no trade materializes so they won’t have to go into training camp with another Tebow led circus.
However, Tebow’s contract will be a major deterrent for teams willing to trade for the young quarterback. Considering some of the organizations interested would likely utilize Tebow as a gadget player or have him ride the pine for a while—Tebow will have to take a pay cut.
Tebow’s current contract has escalators pushing it to over $7 million per year, by 2013.
While cutting Tebow may be the only real option for the Broncos, it is still in their best interest to trade him. Teams know Tebow is a potential cut, so his starting price will likely be a very late draft pick.
The Broncos could drive a hard bargain with a team that is overly interested in Tebowmania too though (aka Jacksonville Jaguars), so we could see anywhere between a fourth and seventh round selection.
Next, let’s look at the teams with any type of grumblings that they could be interested in Tebow’s services.
Across the rumor mills we are hearing that the teams interested include: