The Denver Post isn't offering much more than stirring up the pot with today's (non-)story asking whether Tim Tebow will "hold out" of training camp over contract negotiations.
Training camp starts next Wednesday. Tebow doesn't have a contract yet -- the first NFL 1st-round pick to sign (Dez Bryant) only did it yesterday.
There is a LOT of time between now and next Wednesday -- plenty of time for his agent and the Broncos to get close enough to make it happen.
I understand the realities of "slotting" -- where you get something between what the guy in front of you got and the guy behind you gets, with that number (from the player agent perspective) as high as possible.
But I also understand that with all due respect to Jimmy Sexton, Tebow has to recognize that his pristine brand would get blemished if he was a hold out and likely has said "Make it happen."
Even a million dollars -- whether guaranteed or over the life of the contract -- isn't worth it for a player with Tebow's brand. He more than makes up for it with other opportunities.
Look, it's very possible that even a hold-out wouldn't nick the Tebow brand. I just think that he won't hold out, because it is so antithetical to the way he presents himself and lives his life.
Last point: If Dez Bryant can sign a deal without knowing the market rates surrounding him, then Tebow surely will.
Prediction: This is a non-story. Tebow signs by next Wednesday.