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John Elway Says Tebow Will Be Starter


The debate over Tim Tebow’s worthiness as an NFL quarterback will undeniably continue in the offseason.

What’s not in doubt is his status as the Denver Broncos’ starter.

The team sought to curb the circus that’s sure to surround Tebow over the next several months by declaring him the incumbent at a season-ending news conference on Monday.

“Well, I think Tim’s earned the right to be the starting quarterback going into training camp,” Broncos boss John Elway declared at the beginning of a 40-minute news conference in which 24 of the 47 questions were about Tebow.

“I think he made some good strides this year,” Elway said. “He obviously played very well against Pittsburgh and played very well in a lot of football games.”

And exceedingly poorly in plenty of others.

That’s why Elway, the Hall of Famer who rejoined the team a year ago as chief of football operations, has pledged to personally work with Tebow this offseason to polish his passing game and help him become a better quarterback.

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One thing that Tebow fans need to keep in mind is that since the Broncos were the division winner this year, they’ll get a really tough schedule next year:

Home: Chiefs, Raiders, Chargers, Browns, Steelers, Texans, Saints, Tampa Bay Bucs

Away: Chiefs, Raiders, Chargers, Ravens, Bengals, Patriots, Falcons, Panthers

Good luck with that!


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