John Elway Still Not Sold on Tim Tebow as Denver's Quarterback of the Future

Matt LechnerContributor INovember 21, 2011

Tim Tebow still hasn't earned the confidence of the Broncos brass
Tim Tebow still hasn't earned the confidence of the Broncos brassDoug Pensinger/Getty Images

Tim Tebow may have captured the hearts of Denver Broncos fans, but he still hasn't convinced his bosses that he's the right man for the quarterback job.

Broncos executive vice president of football operations John Elway was asked on a Denver radio show Monday whether he was any closer to feeling like the Broncos have their quarterback of the future on the current roster. Elway answered that question with a "no."

"I think obviously [Tebow] is making progress week in and week out. When you look at our third down numbers, those have to improve. I mean, that's the bottom line," Elway said. "We can't go 3-for-13 and win a world championship. Those are the type of things we have to keep improving."

Elway did praise Tebow, who is 4-1 as Denver's starter this year, on his ability win close games.

"Tim Tebow did exactly what he thought he could on Thursday night. When we get in tough situations, he's a guy that's going to be able to make those plays," said Elway.

While Tebow remains an overwhelming fan favorite, he apparently still has a lot of work to do to win over the Broncos brass.

Since taking over as the starting quarterback for the Broncos, Tebow has completed 45 percent of his passes for just 630 yards and six touchdowns. During those five games, he's also rushed for 357 yards and two touchdowns.