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Tebowmania has officially left the Mile High City.
Today, the Denver Broncos traded quarterback Tim Tebow and a seventh round draft pick to the New York Jets in exchange for a fourth and a sixth round pick. He will join an already crowded quarterback group in New York that includes incumbent starter Mark Sanchez, newly acquired backup Drew Stanton and former Alabama standout Greg McElroy.
While I feel that not only should Denver have held on to Tebow, if they were disinclined to do so, they should have held out for more. It wasn’t always pretty, but Tebow was a proven winner in this league that could have been insurance in case Manning’s neck didn’t hold up. To another team, he represents one of the most marketable athletes in the NFL. Denver used a first round pick to get Tebow. They even traded a plethora of picks to get that selection. To trade it away at such a low value is asinine. I don’t think anyone was going to give them a first rounder, but enough teams were interested to incite a bidding war, and drive the price up considerably.
At the halfway point of the season, the Miami Dolphins have finally gotten their first win. Yesterday, the fish looked like a completely different team. Yes, there were distractions during the week. Wide receiver Brandon Marshall threw a football at the head of cornerback Vontae Davis, leading to a physical altercation. Rumours continued to swirl about the job security of head coach Tony Sparano.
But they managed to put all the distractions aside during their 31-3 victory on the road, over the AFC West leading Kansas City Chiefs. Matt Moore threw for 244 yards and three touchdowns. Marshall took the fight to someone besides his teammates with 106 yards receiving and a touchdown. Reggie Bush finally looked like the player he was supposed to be out of college, with 142 all purpose yards and one score. Their game was balanced, aggressive and in all senses of the word impressive.
But we turn our attention from the win to what they might have lost. The win, coupled with a Colts loss, puts Indianapolis in sole possession of the last place record. A record, that if it holds up, may give them the opportunity to draft Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck.