Originally Posted by Drek
You assume this was an open and ongoing bid. It instead seems quite clear that the Broncos called around and jumped on the best first round offer they got.
Given how Jacksonville's owner was pining for Tebow do you really think he couldn't have been talked into more than just a 4th rounder? Trading Tebow was effectively treated like a blind auction where all the bidders knew that the asset would go up for public auction with a much lower asking pricing should no one put forth any kind of blind bid.
Marketed at the right time blind bids can pay off wonderfully. But the right time is not when other teams have already answered many of their QB questions and when it is public knowledge that you aren't keeping the asset no matter what.
That made no sense to me. They got as much as they could for Tebow (extra few bucks Jax offered aside). If his value was higher someone would have gave more for him. He was a commodity that was evaluated by 31 other teams and the price was set by their evaluation.
I also think you are wrong on the circus aspect that Tebow brings to teams. You keep dismissing it as irrelevant but obviously it is not. It probably scared away the other 29 teams from considering Teebs. If he was just some guy who had the body of work that he has we would have got alot more for him.