After a brief interlude, we now return to our regularly scheduled program of Pat Robertson saying crazy things. The televangelist thinks that the the Broncos would be due for an injury to Peyton Manning—that’s the cost of giving up on Tim Tebow.
“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,” he said.
Now, that isn’t the “bounty” on Manning that some are claiming. But it does sound like Robertson, who probably doesn’t believe in karma, thinks that the Broncos have angered God by trading Tebow.
As often is the case after Robertson speaks about things that he isn’t really qualified to talk about, CBN issued a statement clarifying what the “700 Club” host meant. Via USA Today:
Dr. Robertson is in no way advocating an injury to Peyton Manning, who he regards as a “tremendous MVP quarterback.” Dr. Robertson was making a point that discarding Tim Tebow and bringing in a quarterback who was out almost an entire season with a serious injury, and considering the unknown long-term effects of this injury, could be a huge mistake for the Broncos should Manning become injured again.
That’s actually a believable explanation. But I still don’t know that anyone cares about Pat Robertson’s GM wisdom.