"With all the problems we've had on third-and-1, fourth-and-1, short yardage, I’d take him in a heartbeat. He’s probably 100 percent in his career on converting those," Manning said. "I've seen him make a lot of [NFL] throws. He’s done a lot of damage to Tennessee over the years. I’m not disappointed to see him graduate from the University of Florida." This quote is two years old but it seems that Peyton was open to the idea of sharing playing time with Tim. Being a fan of the SEC, Peyton was well aware of Tebow mania even back then.