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Tim Tebow described as “rattled” over Peyton Manning’s Denver visit

Divisional Playoffs - Denver Broncos v New England Patriots

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 14: Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos gestures as he steps to the line of scrimmage against the New England Patriots during their AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Gillette Stadium on January 14, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow is in limbo at the moment, waiting to see whether Peyton Manning winds up in Denver, and knowing nothing about his future other than that John Elway and John Fox weren’t telling the whole truth when they said Tebow would definitely enter training camp as the Broncos’ starting quarterback.

Given that, it’s unsurprising that the usually congenial Tebow isn’t in the mood to tak to reporters right now.

Tebow is making appearances in Tampa this weekend to raise money for wounded war veterans, and he had said he would speak to reporters. But Nicole Darin, sports anchor at WTSP-TV, reports that Tebow is rattled by Manning’s visit with the Broncos and refused to speak with the media as originally promised.

It’s hard to blame Tebow for that: When he originally planned the media session, he thought it would be an opportunity to raise awareness for wounded troops. He now realizes that at any appearance he makes will raise awareness of the fact that the Broncos aren’t as confident in him as they’ve claimed to be.

So Tebow is going to keep a low profile for now, while he waits and wonders whether he’ll be keeping a low profile next season as the holder of Manning’s clipboard.

UPDATE: Nicole Darin deleted her tweet after she was criticized by Tebow fans following her statement getting picked up by us, and other sites.