Mile High Tandem: John Elway to Teach Tim Tebow

C. J. KrasykCorrespondent IJanuary 20, 2012

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 14:  Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos throws a pass against the New England Patriots during their AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Gillette Stadium on January 14, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Even people who have never played quarterback at any level can tell you that Tim Tebow has work to do. At this point it is over-debated, over-analyzed and just plain beaten to death.

So I hate to say what the issues are, but his throwing motion is too long and his release is too slow. He cannot read defenses, cannot make proper progressions on receivers and cannot throw from the pocket.

John Elway, executive vice president of football operations and Broncos legend, knows that Tebow has some questions that need answered. The best part is that Tebow knows and admits that he needs to improve.

Elway has said publicly that he plans to work with his young quarterback and help him progress. Tebow is completely on board, and so should everyone else. While Tebow and Cam Newton might change the way that quarterbacks are evaluated and the position is played, one thing will remain true: you have to throw the ball effectively.

Elway is considered to be one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. He has so much to teach a young kid like Tebow, and Tebow has so much to learn.

Elway, a mobile quarterback who heavily relied on his legs to make plays early on in his career, wants to help Tebow learn things that took him 10 years to figure out. You have to be able to make plays from the pocket. You have to be able to throw the football consistently to win in this league.

The good news for all Tebow and Broncos fans is that Tebow is an incredibly hard worker and wants to learn. He wants to be the best quarterback. Everyone remembers the speech he gave at Florida in 2008 after a home loss to Ole Miss. He promised that he was going to work harder than anyone else. He was going to push his team harder than anyone else. Remember how that worked out? Tebow and the Gators went on to win the national championship game.

He had vowed all along that he will continue to work hard and improve no matter what it took. Am I saying that he is going to become Elway? No I am not, but he has a chance to become a very good starting quarterback.

The future for the Broncos is definitely bright with Tebow running the offense and Elway running the organization.