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If the NFL lockout proved anything this offseason, it was that NFL team owners are some of the greediest, money-hungry tycoons ever. They locked out their players because the billions of dollars they were earning wasn't enough, and they needed to "adjust things" so that their slice of the pie would be even greater.
Out of all those jerseys that Tim Tebow sells, the Broncos earn a portion of that money just because he is on their team.
Tebow also puts butts in the seats. Ticket sales are down since last season because of the ugly lockout throughout the NFL. For a 4-12 Broncos team, Pat Bowlen and co. needs marketable guys that will get people off their couch to see the Broncos play at Mile High.
The excitement and energy Tebow brings on Sunday is something fans want to see and to trade away that raw passion is ludicrous.
Remember John Elway backpedaling after dissing Tebow, saying, "I don’t think Tim Tebow is a good NFL quarterback at this time."
After a talking to from the man signing the checks, Elway's story changed too:
"To clarify my thoughts on Tim Tebow … I think he’s a very good football player, and if anyone can turn themselves into a great quarterback, Tim can. Myself and our entire organization think very highly of him. We are pleased with his first year as a Bronco. Any speculation that the Denver Broncos are considering moving Tim is completely false."
Translation: "Our entire organization, including Pat Bowlen and Joe Ellis, loves all of the cash he is streaming into their bank accounts. There is no way we would ever think of trading away our cash cow."