Originally Posted by Drek
So you're in favor of the front office making bad football moves based around personal preference?
Its as simple as this really:
1. Is Tebow a better backup option than Hanie? Obviously.
2. Does Tebow offer more as a part of the 53 man roster than Hanie, outside of being the #2 QB? Obviously.
3. Is Osweiler even close to ready? Seeings how they're tweaking his throwing mechanics and have already talked about him as a "long term" plan guy I'd say it's a pretty clear no.
So given those three little factoids why would we then let Tebow's style of play make us settle for a #2 who is in every way inferior to Tebow?
Hanie is even a worse pocket passer than Tebow, so regardless of where Tebow's skills may lie and what this org. might prefer he's still a better option, even shoehorned into a bad fit for him.
The beauty of it all is that then we get to have two wildly different young QBs to groom so we've got two bites at the apple when it comes to replacing Manning, not just one. The odds are against Tebow taking a miraculous step forward and becoming a full fledged pocket passer, but he makes us a better team in the interim while we wait for Osweiler to get ready and we hold onto the lottery ticket of him taking that very step forward.
As I said before this move was more about a kindness to Tebow than anything else. You got only so many reps to give your back ups. Reps they did not intend to spend on Tebow so they let him go to a team that is willing to do that. In other words they did right by the guy that gave everything he had as a Bronco.