"Tim Tebow's not going anywhere," Elway told the Associated Press. "I mean, he's going to be a Bronco and we're going to do everything we can and hopefully he's that guy."
Hopefully he's that guy.
While I'm sure Elway wasn't lying I'm told by several league and team officials Elway continues to have significant concerns about whether or not Tebow can be a franchise quarterback despite Elway's public protestations to the contrary.
It's understandable. Elway would have to be a fool not to have second thoughts after the past three games by Tebow. He's committed seven turnovers in the past three games, all Broncos losses. The rest of the league has clearly adapted to him by shutting down Tebow's running lanes and Tebow has a difficult time throwing an accurate pass.
I'm told none of this has gone unnoticed by Elway and the doubts about Tebow are creeping in--if they ever left. It's not exactly a state secret that Elway has never been comfortable with the entire Tebow phenomenon.
Elway may deny this (he has to now) but it's accurate and presents a huge mess for the legendary quarterback who has done a good job of rebuilding the team.
Now he has to somehow deal with what is clearly a mess.