Elway, Broncos Not Sold On Tebow Long Term?

November 22, 2011 – 12:24 am by Ryan Phillips

While there has been a ton of speculation about the future of Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow and whether or not he represents the future of the franchise, most of that chatter has come from outside sources. Broncos executive vice president John Elway has largely been mum on his plans for the future of Denver’s quarterback position. But Monday afternoon Elway gave away a major clue.

Elway was giving an interview to host Gary Miller on 102.3 FM in Denver and was asked if he was “any closer to feeling if you have your quarterback on this team.” After considering the question Elway gave a one-word answer: “No.”

That’s a pretty strong statement that he doesn’t feel Tebow is his guy long-term. And it makes complete sense. Eventually someone is going to be able to design a defense to stop the run-heavy system Denver is currently using- which is essentially a high school offense.

Until they find a replacement for Tebow, the Broncos are sure to stick with what is working. They’ll continue to run the “Tebow offense” until someone stops it or they have a better player at the position.

An interesting side note to this story is that Elway and Broncos general manager Brian Xanders were at the Oklahoma-Baylor game on Saturday scouting both Landry Jones and Robert Griffin III.

I’m not sure if the Broncos would spend another first-round pick on a quarterback, especially with several veterans set to hit free agency this offseason (Matt Flynn, Jason Campbell, Matt Moore, etc.). That said, you’d have to believe Elway and head coach John Fox would feel much more comfortable with a more conventional option under center. And by more conventional option I mean someone who completes more than 44.8 percent of his passes.

We’ll see how this plays out but clearly Elway has not bought into the Tebow hype.

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  1. 7 Responses to “Elway, Broncos Not Sold On Tebow Long Term?”

  2. Hmmm… How soon you forget Elway. I remember your first few seasons running for your life. YOUR Coach, Reeves, hated you, and did nothing to help you. Whats the matter John, afraid if you develop him, and play to his strenghts that he may diminish your legend?
    I have been a Denver fan since the beginning of the franchise. Buy you dump Tebow, and you have lost me, and a bunch of other Bronco fans.

    By Bill on Nov 22, 2011

  3. Bill I completely agree with that statement. Hopefully John will get your point and pull his head out if his ass

    By zach on Nov 22, 2011

  4. It’s hard to say right now if Tebow can lead the Broncos for years to come, but he is doing a good job right now. The fact of the matter is that Tebow will continue to improve each week. He is one of the hardest working athletes that plays professional sports today and he is a natural leader. Talk about his numbers all you want, but as long as he is putting the Broncos in a position to win, it’s hard to criticize the guy.

    By Knox Animal on Nov 22, 2011

  5. I like Tim Tebow as well; but it is kind of a perplexing system that the Bronco’s are in relative to the play calling around Tim Tebow. The only way I see this working is if Tim can put together a game completing 60% to 80% of his passes. I believe Tim has the ability to do so if he works on his mechanics, meaning not throwing off his back foot and leading the receiver. I was a QB as well and I have coached Football, I can see the problem, but I don’t know if it has been worked on with Tim. I like what Tim stands for in his faith, so keep it up Tim. We will see what John Elway decides to do, but for now it seems to feel better from the perspective of a win is a win. Good luck Tim and to the Broncos, remember it is more than just Tim; it’s the whole team that has stepped it up.

    By Jim on Nov 22, 2011

  6. I too like Tim Tebow, and what he stands for not only is he an outstanding athlete he stands for what he believes in. Like it or not, it is certainly better than shooting people in nightclubs, and illegally fighting dogs, or roosters, and or being in the middle of sex scandals. To the guy that said he was tired of hearing about Tebow’s Jesus. Well, I am so tired of hearing about all of the many Quarterbacks, and other well known athletes playing with everything out there; beause they have NO higher power to believe in. Thinking they have no accountability, no one on this earth or beyond to answer to.

    By Linda on Nov 29, 2011

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