Mar 28, 2012, 12:21 PM EST
Former Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer earned a few headlines last year when he advised Tim Tebow to not stomp so heavily on the religion pedal in his dealings with teammates and the press. Now Plummer, who was traded by the Broncos in 2007 (and is now unofficially retired), is talking Tebow again. Plummer was seen throwing passes to Broncos prospects at the team’s training facility on Sunday, so of course that fueled speculation that the 37-year-old was planning a comeback.
In an interview with KKFN radio in Denver on Tuesday, Plummer flatly debunked the comeback talk. But he did have a few additional things to say about Tebow.
“I don’t know if you can say what bugs me about him. I think I just, throughout my whole life I understand people’s beliefs and what they believe in and it always kind of rubbed me the wrong way, after a game the people I always thanked were my teammates because they were there. Whatever belief you believe in that’s fine but … I just thought it would be nice for him to take credit for himself and to his teammates for once.
I respect the kid after the way the season went down and paying attention to what he does for other people in their lives. … The kid has a big heart, he’s a humanitarian, but to back up what (John) Elway did, you don’t win Super Bowls with a humanitarian at a quarterback. You win Super Bowls with a genius quarterback who knows what is going on and that is Peyton Manning.”
Plummer went on to say that the trend of drafting athletic quarterbacks such as “Cam Newton, Tebow, and (Michael) Vick” is not going to result in a Super Bowl win anytime soon.
“Until those offensive coordinators get creative enough I don’t think you will see a team win a Super Bowl with one of those guys.”
Anyway, the handball community will be happy to learn that Plummer isn’t going back to football.
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