Saturday, January 8, 2011

Elway clarifies his comments on Tebow

Peter King of NBC made a stir with a pregame quote from Broncos executive V.P. of football operations and former Broncos quarterback John Elway regarding current Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow.

Said Elway to King: “I don’t think Tim Tebow is a good NFL quarterback at this time.”

Elway has now taken to Twitter in an effort to cram the toothpaste back into the tube.

“To clarify my thoughts on Tim Tebow,” Elway said. “I think he’s a very good football player, and if anyone can turn themselves into a great QB, Tim can. Myself and our entire organization think very highly of him. We are pleased with his first year as a Bronco. Any speculation that the Denver Broncos are considering moving Tim is completely false.”

Frankly, Elway didn’t do much clarifying in those remarks. Instead, he did a lot of ignoring. He said what he said to King, and the fair inference is that Tebow would potentially be in play to be moved, especially if the guy who drafted him in 2010 can persuade his next team to make a play for Tebow.

And we wouldn’t expect Elway to do anything other than say that the Broncos don’t plan to trade Tebow. Either he’s telling the truth, or he’s trying to obscure the truth in order to build leverage for an eventual deal.

author: Mike Florio

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