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Elway: Tebow 'earned the right' to start in 2012

Posted on: January 16, 2012 10:11 am
Edited on: January 17, 2012 5:09 am
 
Denver backs Tebow as its QB on Monday. (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

It's no secret that people were curious what the Broncos -- or, more specifically, John Elway and John Fox -- plan to do with Tim Tebow going forward. We mentioned the Denver problem in Sorting the Sunday Pile and early word out of Denver is that Tebow will be the starter in 2012.

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Elway said so himself on Monday, and also added that he wants to work closely -- and personally -- with Tebow to improve during the offseason.

"Tim has earned the right to be the starting quarterback going into training camp next year," Elway said at his press conference Monday. "He made some good strides."

We mentioned this on the podcast: the Broncos are kind of stuck between a rock and a hard place with their quarterback situation. They might not love Tebow and his "pure passing skills" (or whatever), but he led them to a division title in 2011.

Plus, there are no real viable options for Denver to upgrade. Look at the list that CBSSports.com's Ryan Wilson put together, and tell us who exactly the Broncos are going to get to come to Denver who is a better option than Tebow. But because they currently only have two quarterbacks under contract, they will be shopping for another one in the offseason.

"Right now we've got two quarterbacks under contract," Elway said. "We have to obviously be in the market to find some more quarterbacks in free agency or the draft."

They certainly need to sign a veteran, but one of the best options out there (Brady Quinn -- no, really) was already Tebow's backup in 2011. And what veteran is going to want to come to Denver and have to compete with Tebow? Did you even see the Broncos fans last year? They're insane.

Drafting a quarterback isn't out of the question, but it's unlikely that there'll be anyone worth taking out there when Denver makes its first-round pick. It's just a terrible market to need a quarterback if you're sitting in Denver's spot.

So they did the smart thing and put all their support behind Tebow right now, minimizing the questions that will be asked over the next several months. Next up? Try to develop him as much as possible.

"There are things that I can add," Elway said. "Where I can help him ... I'm looking forward to it."

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Comments

Since: Dec 16, 2007
Posted on: January 17, 2012 2:39 am
 

Elway: Tebow 'earned the right' to start in 2012

Mr crispyone, it seems you have alot to say about other peoples OPINION about things.  Last time i checked you are no better than anyone else who makes a comment or provides a statement.  In fact all i have seen you do is make stupid comments about what the other person doesnt know.   Furthermore your OPINION is just as absurd as what i am reading from other people on this board.   Tim Tebow WILL NEVER BE HALF THE QUARTERBACK TRENT DILFER WAS!!!!!!  Yeah sure Dilfer has a super bowl ring but his DEFENSE was outstanding. 



Since: Jan 4, 2007
Posted on: January 17, 2012 1:22 am
 

Elway: Tebow 'earned the right' to start in 2012

Biff, to answer your question you generally don't "fix" your mechanics at this level. Generally its expected that has been worked out before you get to the NFL. Throwing should be a natural motion, if you pay careful attention to Tebow, all the work he did prepping for the NFL and working on his throwing motion has been for nothing. He has reverted back to his college days. Check the video......


And we have this coming from the guy that seems to be an Elway expert. Hey Lizard, Elway was widely bashed as having no touch on his passes. He seriously BROKE RECIEVERS FINGERS on short touch passes. He was also widely criticized for his inability to read defenses.

He improved on both flaws to his game and at the end of his career was actually one of the best in the game at touch passes and reading defenses.

The fact that you keep implying that "everyone knew" Elway would be a great QB is just a flat out lie. Either that or you are just ignorant to the actual 'facts" being thrown around at the time.

Elway greatly improved on his skills as a QB during his career. Tebow can do the same and having Elway help him only improves his chances.    &nb
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Since: Jan 4, 2007
Posted on: January 17, 2012 1:11 am
 

Elway: Tebow 'earned the right' to start in 2012

I'll say it another way, Tim Tebow shouldn't even try to hold John Elway's jock strap and any fan of Tebow's that wants to add that kind of pressure to a QB who doesn't have a clue, isn't doing him justice.



And you back that statement up with such strong supportive arguments. Nobody can deny logic like yours. 



Since: Jan 4, 2007
Posted on: January 17, 2012 1:10 am
 

Elway: Tebow 'earned the right' to start in 2012

How else would you like me to quantify that Crispy? Tell you what, lets just say if Tim Tebow goes on an African mission within the next 5 years, I'm right. One is a freak show and the other was one of the best QB's to EVER come out of college.

And you back that statement up with such strong supportive arguments. Nobody can deny logic like yours. 




Since: Nov 3, 2010
Posted on: January 17, 2012 1:02 am
 

Elway: Tebow 'earned the right' to start in 2012

Biff, to answer your question you generally don't "fix" your mechanics at this level. Generally its expected that has been worked out before you get to the NFL. Throwing should be a natural motion, if you pay careful attention to Tebow, all the work he did prepping for the NFL and working on his throwing motion has been for nothing. He has reverted back to his college days. Check the video......



Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: January 17, 2012 12:56 am
 

Elway or the highway

How big of a fix will it be for him to throw better?  What can Elway show Tebow to make him better?  You hear all these 'experts' talk about how bad Tebow is throwing...so, can he correct the mechanics and be a servicable QB?



Since: Nov 3, 2010
Posted on: January 17, 2012 12:49 am
 

Elway: Tebow 'earned the right' to start in 2012

How else would you like me to quantify that Crispy? Tell you what, lets just say if Tim Tebow goes on an African mission within the next 5 years, I'm right. One is a freak show and the other was one of the best QB's to EVER come out of college. Perhaps time has made you forget what an ultra prospect John Elway was. I'll say it another way, Tim Tebow shouldn't even try to hold John Elway's jock strap and any fan of Tebow's that wants to add that kind of pressure to a QB who doesn't have a clue, isn't doing him justice.



Since: Jan 4, 2007
Posted on: January 17, 2012 12:45 am
 

Elway: Tebow 'earned the right' to start in 2012

Tim Tebow is not, nor will ever be John Elway. Only a complete moron, or someone who never seen John Elway play, would say that.....

And you back that statement up with such strong supportive arguments. Nobody can deny logic like yours. 




Since: Jan 4, 2007
Posted on: January 17, 2012 12:40 am
 

Elway: Tebow 'earned the right' to start in 2012

DWhizzle442,

Let me guess "D Whizzle" is your street name and "442" is your area code. I bet you really "represent" and take no "disrespect".

Your screen name and comments lead me to believe that you are nothing more than a teenage HS dropout that will end up dead or in prison. Enjoy your thug life!      



Since: Nov 3, 2010
Posted on: January 17, 2012 12:36 am
 

Elway: Tebow 'earned the right' to start in 2012

Justin are you really comparing Elway and Tebow? Undoubtedly Elway struggled his first year, but there was no doubting his talent from day 1. Tim Tebow is not, nor will ever be John Elway. Only a complete moron, or someone who never seen John Elway play, would say that.....



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