Tim Tebow the Man? Not so Fast, Says Broncos Executive John Elway

Michael KellerAnalyst IIINovember 7, 2011

OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 06:  Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos argues a call during their game against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum on November 6, 2011 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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Referenced in today's Denver Post Bronco blog by Irwin Casey, Bronco Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Elway, in an interview on sports station 102.3 The Ticket, was asked about Tim Tebow's game yesterday against the Oakland Raiders, which Denver won 38-24.

Irwin wrote, "John Elway said quarterback Tim Tebow showed improvement in Sunday’s 38-24 win over Oakland, but added that he needs to be better throwing the football."

Elway went on to say, “I think (Tebow’s completion percentage) has to get higher. I don’t think you can win consistently throwing 50 percent. (But) Tim made some really good throws yesterday.

“It really comes down to consistency. Bottom line is, when guys are open, you’ve got to be consistent, and you’ve got to hit them. I think Tim’s throwing the ball better.”

According to Elway, Tebow has shown improvement but still needs to get his completion percentage above the 50 percent mark and work on his accuracy.

The option plays were also discussed and have been in the play book for some time, but John said, “The play’s been in. I know it looked like it was a new play because we had so much success with it.”

I also heard Elway on Jim Rome's radio show Monday, talking about what else? Tim Tebow. The Broncos exec said that Tebow’s status continues to be "a week-to-week situation."

From what was said by both Elway and by head coach John Fox, Tebow looked better, but it's going to be a week-to-week decision on Tebow's starting.

From this, I am sensing that Mr. Elway and Mr. Xanders will continue to do a lot of scouting of QBs up until the draft. They looked at Andrew Luck at Stanford on Wednesday before the Sunday Oakland game.

So, is it safe to say that the Bronco QB controversy still has some legs?