Dumb. Dumb. Dumb.

It's a fair assessment to say that most casual football fans understand very little of the sport's complexities. Which is fine, because there are experts who devote their entire lives to bring the multi-billion dollar entertainment industry into our homes every week during the season at a professional level. It's their job to be proficient. For the most part, we get to sit back, drink beer, hoot and holler at the screen and pretend like wearing an orange jersey has any affect on the outcome of the game. That's our job as fans, to shut up and watch. 

Yet here we sit, championship trophy in hand as was promised, and still there are Broncos fans out there mistrusting the Elway hustle — proven by a new petition that recently popped up demanding Timothy Tebow be reinstated as the Denver Broncos' quarterback. You know the guy, the travesty of a pick from the pathetic McDaniels era? The "saint" that somehow cruise controlled to one playoff victory and suddenly became the entire state's reason to jump back on the wagon even though he wasn't any good?

Hall of Fame prospect Champ Bailey even said that Tebow was so bad during pratice, Bailey and his teammates were ordered to lay off of him a bit. Dude was an internal cancer and a huge distraction to the rest of the game because of fans' ridiculous pleas from the safety of their overstuffed sofas.

Football skills aside, does the city of Denver really want someone who presumably hates gays and women to lead our team? Two areas of the population this state has a lot of? His support of the ultra-conservative (read: hateful) Focus on the Family is completely fucking absurd, and speaks more to his character than any on field prayer session or image-driven campaign to help the needy. 

But thousands of people want him to come back regardless …

Per the petition's site:

"The Denver Broncos have lost their two main quarterbacks from their epic 2016 Super Bowl Championship winning season. We need a proven winner to continue to move this team in the right direction. Coach Gary Kubiak's offense would thrive with Tebow under center. He and the legendary John Elway can make this happen. We dont need a subpar throwaway from some other team, we need an original Bronco who has the fire, desire, and love of the game to play as a Bronco again! As a bonus the Bronco fans would be ecstatic! He just wins, we all know this! #TebowTime"

We're not entirely sure where this whole "proven winner" thing comes from either, considering he tried his luck with 3 other teams (Jets, Patriots, Eagles) after being dropped from the Broncos, and failed to even make the regular season roster for most of them. He's now bouncing back and forth on television broadcasts and rumored to be running for Congress. It's like the old saying goes: "Those who can't, government …"

We do need a quarterback in this town though, seeing as how Brock "Pizza-man" Osweiler and Peyton "The Tea-Bagger" Manning are out of the mix. But taking two steps back with Tebow isn't only extremely unlikely, it's just a dumb idea.

So no, we can say with utmost sincerity that fans in Denver do not … do not … want Tebow back in orange and blue. That's just crazy talk. Elway's got this.

Never again —^