Multiple Broncos players told Freeman last year's 8-8 playoff team was better than their record. They argued Tebow -- lauded for his heroics -- held Denver back on the field.

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"Of course we're comparing this year to last year," a second player told Freeman. "This year we won the division with four games left. That's all Peyton Manning. If Tebow was here, we'd still be squeaking out wins, or losing games we shouldn't be losing. The division would be coming down to the last game.

"I've been following Tim in New York and I feel horrible for him. Everyone here, I think, wants the best for him. He's a good guy. But you can't turn Tim into something he's not, and he's not really an NFL quarterback. He's more of a gimmick player."

as per seems some of the broncos players agree with me