One can only imagine how John Elway and John Fox broke the news to Tim Tebow that they were bringing in Peyton Manning to replace him, so let's wildly speculate.

"Hey Timmy, just wanted to say great job again last year. You know how you led us on an improbably playoff run, sold millions of dollars in merchandise and captivated the nation? Well this other guy just had multiple neck surgeries and hasn't played in a year, so we're gonna go with him."

Let's take a look at some other awkward exits in sports history.

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