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Peyton Manning ousts Tim Tebow

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Tim Tebow And Peyton Manning
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Remember that sweet No. 15 Denver Broncos Tim Tebow jersey you purchased last year right after the folk hero/Christian warrior/Cinderella story/viral sensation led the Broncos to a thrilling playoff victory over Pittsburgh? Well, it’s officially a throwback uniform. Peyton Manning will reportedly sign a five-year deal to become Denver’s new quarterback, putting the unconventional but effective Tebow on the trading block.

Manning sat out all of last season with neck injuries, and the Indianapolis Colts cut him earlier this month rather than pay him his $28 million option. Manning, 35, is 11 years older than Tebow, but if healthy, he offers the superior passing skillset that dominates the NFL these days. Broncos management had reluctantly embraced Tebow’s talents last season, when he came off the bench to lead Denver to six straight victories and a division title. Now, he’s destined for another uniform — perhaps the Jacksonville Jaguars. Tebow would be a major draw in northern Florida, near where he once starred for the Florida Gators.

Where do you think Tebow ends up? Is dumping him bad karma for Denver and Manning?

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