Peyton Manning Rumors: Tim Tebow Should Stay With Broncos According To Peter King

If Peyton Manning eventually selects the Denver Broncos, the assumption is that John Elway and the rest of the Broncos’ front office will use it as the publicity hype and distraction needed to trade away Tim Tebow to a willing partner — whether the New England Patriots or Jacksonville Jaguars or anyone else. But Peter King says he is the one person who believes Tebow should remain under Manning’s shadow if the Broncos can’t get what he’s worth.

King writes, “If Manning picks Denver, I’d be the only person alive who’d think Denver shouldn’t trade Tebow; I’d love to see him be the jack-of-all-trades runner-receiver-very occasional thrower who’d keep defenses honest. But this would be the chance for Elway to get something for Tebow. Question is, would it be foolish to dump him for, say, a fifth-round pick? I think it would be. I’d keep him unless I could get a third- or higher.”

Tebow was originally considered a potential tight end candidate coming into the league, although he reiterated that he wanted to play quarterback in the NFL despite his willingness to help a team in any way. Since the Broncos lost Brady Quinn to the Chiefs, they have a need for a back-up quarterback which Tebow could fill. It’s likely to be a media circus if he stays and Manning signs, but it would be interesting to say the least.

And you cannot argue with the results of Tim Tebow at the helm last season. A playoff win is a big boost for a player’s resume, no matter how unorthodox he might be.

For more on where Manning could land, check out the SB Nation storystream here.

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