The only reason he's on the Jets is because John Elway and the rest of the Bronco organization thinks that Tebow is not even worthy of a back-up QB role.
You're free to differ with that opinion if you'd like. But that is the opinion of the Broncos organization after having him on their team for two seasons.
Managers get let go for many reasons. You familiar with The Peter Principle ? Say you take your best machinist and you promote him to shop foreman. Turns out that while he's a great machinist, he's not a people person and doesn't do well at the job. So, you bring someone else in, and in many cases, you let the former foreman go, even though he still has worth as a machinist.
Or, perhaps an assistant manager was promoted and couldn't handle the added responsibilities. He'd often be let go as well.
I'm not saying that this happens in all companies as there are different points of view/beliefs on this one. It's kind of like giving a 2 weeks notice. Some companies say "thanks for letting us know" and they let you work the last 2 weeks out, while other companies say "thanks for telling us, now please exit the building".
As to you statement about who you would definitely keep, and how rare good QBs are, same can be said about good coaches. Hue Jackson has a good reputation and very well could be a great head coach, be the Raiders got a new GM and Jackson got canned. Does that mean Hue Jackson isn't a good coach ? Nope, just means that the new GM has other ideas and wants to go in a different direction.
There was a camp--the camp of religious freaks and non/football fans that follow Tebow around from team to team to team like parasites.
Did Pat Robertson give a sh*t about Manning being cut by the Colts?
NO—he gave a sh*t about the treatment of poor Tim Tebow.
THAT’S the camp that would have created the issue—the players universally disliked him—Elway knew he sucked as a QB and couldn’t be fixed and HAD to get rid of the whole Tebow circus—ironically it’s as if Manning was a gift from God. There was no one else Elway could have dumped Tebow for OTHER than Manning.
Even if Manning never plays a down this year in the regular season, Elway should win executive of the year for getting rid of the sideshow.
But I guess we could say it was because there would have been a divided locker room, you know the players supporting Tebow and NOT the HOF top 5 QB of all time. That makes entirely more sense.
Just made up stuff out of the ether?
Ya, okay--we need a phone call from Elway to believe any of that stuff.
Sorry, that's not the way life works. Stuff gets out all the time without anyone ever going on record about it.
Really ? Last I checked, Von Miller, Champ Bailey and Brian Dawkins were on that defense and none of them disliked him.
Quote from Champ after the trade:
Got any more **** you want to spout ?Just roll with it, you can't stop it. The one thing that made it easy to deal with was the way he handled it. He handled it with a lot of class, very professional. I love him to death. He's a great kid. I wish him the best. Whatever he gets, he deserves.
Jesus, why don't people read around here and reply to what is actually typed on the page, instead of just seeing what they want to see ?
I clearly said that this view was plausible. I also said that other explanations are plausible as well, and that Elway is the only one who really knows.