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.
Most of the team still speaks of Tebow in good terms, and I'd bet that many of the handful of detractors would be just fine with Tim Tebow - #2 QB. The "circus" aspect doesn't impact the Broncos ability to win football games and is therefore irrelevant to true Bronco football fans.
Now this is just pure bull shiit. There is no way you can know that.