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Assuming that the Broncos want the circus out of town as soon as possible, they’ll take what they can get for Tebow. So he’ll get a chance to play elsewhere. But unlike Smith, Hasselbeck, Kolb and Moore, he shouldn’t count on remaining a full-time QB.
The Broncos dismantled their offense for Tebow, dumbed it down to maximize his strengths and minimize his weaknesses. Unfortunately, the latter shone through, anyway, as he completed nine or fewer passes in five starts, including two games against Kansas City with a measly eight completions combined.
Denver faced extraordinary pressure to adapt and adjust with Tebow, having spent a first-round draft pick on him. But he’ll probably cost his next team a fourth-round pick, if that high.
So whether it’s a red-zone package or Wildcat scheme, Tebow should be prepared for a major career change.
For the other QBs that Manning nearly affected: at ease.
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Deron Snyder is an award-winning journalist and Washington Times sports columnist with more than 25 years of experience. He has worked at USA Today and his column was syndicated in Gannett’ 80-plus newspapers from 2000-2009, appearing in The Arizona Republic, The Indianapolis Star, The Detroit News and many others. Follow Deron on Twitter @Its_Ball_Good or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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