Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 3/19/12
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Denver Broncos vice presidentliving legend John Elway owes Colts owner Jim Irsay the nicest thank you letter ever written immediately. It was Irsay who indirectly offered Elway the escape hatch from Tebow-mania that he was desperately seeking. With Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady unlikely to hit the street anytime soon, Peyton Manning's about the only quarterback who could neutralize any fallout from Tebow's likely departure. Elway and Broncos coach John Fox had announced they would stick with Tebow as the starter, but their hearts were never in it. Tebow's magical run was the biggest story in the NFL last season, but the Broncos never believed he could succeed long-term because of his limitations as a pocket passer. Signing one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time even coming off a serious neck injury provides a solid argument for jettisoning the popular Tebow. The Broncos will tailor their offense around Manning's every whim, and he actually has some talented young wide re...
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