Originally Posted by TheReverend
Tim's winning % last year is higher than Peyton's 2010, and he won a playoff game against the defending AFC Champs, whereas Peyton lost in the WC round. And that's each with an equally poor supporting cast judging by their records without them (And Orton's > Painter)
That's fine, but my point is that you can't judge the success or failure of signing Manning based strictly on what Tebow did last season. If he's traded, you would also have to consider how Tim played with his new team. If he played poorly, last season will be regarded as a fluke, and it could be safely assumed that we would have done worse with Tebow than whatever result we achieved with Manning.