Pat Robertson: Peyton Manning reinjuring neck would serve Broncos right for replacing Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow has some friends in high places. Pat Robertson, a televangelist and Christian Right leader, blasted the Denver Broncos for trading devout Christian Tim Tebow.

Robertson pointed to Tebow’s success last season and Peyton Manning’s neck injury in his explanation.

“He won seven games, he brought them [Denver] into the playoffs, for heaven sakes. I mean, they were a nothing team. He rallied them together with spectacular last-minute passes and, you know, when they beat Buffalo — I mean, Pittsburgh, excuse me — it was a tremendous victory,” Robertson said on “The 700 Club.”

“And you just ask yourself, OK, so Peyton Manning was a tremendous MVP quarterback, but he’s been injured. If that injury comes back, Denver will find itself without a quarterback. And in my opinion, it would serve them right.”

Some people may look at Robertson and say he’s a whack job and religious freak, but I actually think he makes some good points. Tebow led a major turnaround last season and was showed the door after the year. The Broncos are also taking a risk by signing Peyton Manning. However, it’s a risk they should take.

If you have the opportunity to replace Tim Tebow with Peyton Manning, you seize it. I don’t believe Peyton Manning will be able to play the entire season without injury issues, and I don’t think he’ll win another Super Bowl, but the team has greater potential under him than they do with Tebow at quarterback.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=581448007 Denzil Browne

    And this man calls himself a Christian?? He should join Payton and be suspended for a season….

  • Anonymous

    To wish someone to get hurt makes me feel like a bad christian and I’ll end up going to hell. I guess if I become a preacher I can  hope for whoever I want to get injured and god will be OK with it  as long as I tell others to do as I say not as I do every Sunday. Now this is another reason why I have a hard time being  a true christian and going to church every Sunday.

  • Nicki

    He did not say he wished Peyton to be injured, he said it would serve the Broncos right if they ended up without a QB.  That is somewhat vindictive, but not at all the same thing.  The headline is misleading, but what else is new with the media?  Even Larry Brown is agreeing that Manning is a big health risk.