Originally Posted by Drek
Keeping Tebow would have removed the need for Osweiler, kind of a 1:1 correlation there.
The problem with this logic is the inherent assumption that Tebow, long-term, will be at least as good of a QB as Osweiler, if not better. Elway and the coaching staff clearly do not believe that. They believe Osweiler can develop into the long-term replacement for Manning, and that Tebow can't. Whether or not they are correct remains to be seen, but that isn't a "1:1 correlation," at least not as far as the front office is concerned.