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Tim Tebow's fate to be determined on 3-16? Ask Peyton Manning

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It's 3-16 -- digits more closely linked to Tim Tebow than No. 15. Back in the day, he daubed them into his eye black as a salute to the Bible verse John 3:16: "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." But Tebow's eternal quest to be the Broncos' starting QB is in jeopardy due to the team's pursuit of Peyton Manning. Will today mark the date when Tebow is saved?

The twists and turns in this story can be tracked via tweets from ESPN's Adam Schefter. After Manning's visit to Nashville, where he parked in Taylor Swift's hangar (wink-wink, nudge-nudge) and met with the Titans braintrust, Schefter tweeted about one of the many attempts to coax him to Tennessee:

Then came word of another flight for the media to track:

Schefter then added more detail in a second tweet on the topic....

....and a third....

Positive news for the pro-Manning crowd in Denver, right? But Schefter tempered enthusiasm with news about a dark horse in this race:

He reinforced this message a few minutes later:

The 49ers info throws another complication into a story that's been plenty complicated already. After all, San Francisco had been widely reported to have lacked the desperation of other teams in the Peyton sweepstakes and had already bowed out. Does their return to the limelight constitute the sort of miracle for which Tebow lovers in Colorado have been praying? Dunno -- but this Schefter retweet brings up today's significance:

Hallelujah.

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