Tim Tebow: Why He Isn't Going To Be the Next Coming Of John Elway

Holden BurkContributor IFebruary 5, 2011

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 2:  Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos runs for a first down past linebacker Antwan Applewhite #90 of the San Diego Chargers as guard Zane Beadles #68 trails the play during the fourth quarter at INVESCO Field at Mile High on January 2, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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The Denver Broncos need an "identity."

For so long, Denver's identity has been John Elway and judging by his new position, he will be a part of their identity for the foreseeable future. Truth is that he isn't on the field anymore, no matter how badly we want him to be.

The QB position, more than any other position, defines a team. If Tim Tebow is our starter next year, we will all have a decision to make because Tim Tebow is no John Elway. 

Are we as Denver fans trying to fit a square peg into a round hole? Tim Tebow is a leader, he's inspiring and has tremendous potential and work ethic but are we trying to change him too much? 

In my opinion, the great quarterbacks have a few things in common. They all have a style all their own and a burning work ethic. Tim has the work ethic and his own unorthodox style. 

I'm not proposing that he shouldn't grow or polish his play but do you see the Steelers trying to turn Big Ben into Tom Brady? No, Big Ben's play is rough and unpolished at times but he leads his team to victory.

When I see Tim play a game like he did against the Texans, I see his personality show. I see what he might grow into.

He will never be Tom Brady or Big Ben or even John Elway. But I think Tebow can be great in his own light.

We as Broncos fans need to move on from John Elway's glory days and stop comparing. We need to embrace a new style of play that might be just as successful. Just a fan's opinion.