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I was asked a question this week and I had to ponder all available outcomes and why it can or can’t be true. Why does Elway hate Tim Tebow?
How bout some Elway history first.
John Elway played a Hall of Fame career at quarterback for the Denver Broncos. He set every record imaginable for the team, while shunning the Baltimore Colts to get there, of course. Elway was kicked around by the big boys the first 14 years of his career. Phil Simms and the Giants cruised to victory in the 1987 Super Bowl. Doug Williams became the first and apparently still only black quarterback to win a Super Bowl while squashing Elway’s Broncos. Joe Montana ruined Elway in a 55-10 Super Bowl massacre.
Then came Elway beating Brett Favre and the Packers in Super Bowl XXXII, followed by another Super Bowl win over the Atlanta Falcons the next season. Boom, legendary status.
Elway reminds me of some high school superstar winning every award and going on to the highest level. Only to return to his school years later as the athletic director that will save sports at the school. Tim Tebow is that incoming freshmen that everyone is enamored with. He’s got the looks, charisma, sculpted body, but he is yet to be successful on that level.
Elway should just throw out support, because no matter what Tebow does or probably won’t do, it doesn’t heighten or lower what Elway has already accomplished. Like Rodgers and Favre. Rodgers could never live up to Favre status; he’d have to play way more than 20 years to throw that many interceptions.