Tim Tebow on John Elway Comment: "I Honestly Don't Pay Much Attention"

Michael Keller@@MichaelK_NFLAnalyst IIINovember 22, 2011

ENGLEWOOD, CO - JULY 28:  John Elway, Executive Vice President of Football Operations for the Denver Broncos watches practice from the sideline during training camp at the Paul D. Bowlen Memorial Broncos Centre at Dove Valley on July 28, 2011 in Englewood, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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The sports soap opera, "As the Broncos Turn," continues, and another actor is heard from.

In an interview today on ESPN's First Take, Denver Broncos starting quarterback Tim Tebow was asked about Broncos executive vice president of football operations John Elway's comments in a local radio show 102.3 The Ticket interview yesterday.

Tebow, when asked about Elway's comment that he isn't convinced that the future QB is on the current roster, responded with "I honestly don't pay much attention. I don't try to focus on anything that doesn't affect me personally and how I go out there every single day. I'm just trying to work hard and focus on what I can control."

Tebow also said that Elway "was one of the best to ever play the game". And "I am honored to play for him and try to win games for him and for coach John Fox, and (owner) Mr. Bowlen and everyone involved in this great organization."

Now if that wasn't the perfect response to Elway's interview, I don't know what would have been. He followed the script perfectly and may even win a daytime Emmy.

Tebow went on to say that "I've had a blast living my dream for the past five weeks. I will continue to work hard to make this organization proud."

Considering what Elway and possibly Fox may or not think of Tebow's overall skill as an NFL QB, they should have absolutely no problem with his political skills in front of the microphone. As he has done most with his short career in the national spotlight, Tim Tebow has projected the image that every parent would want in their son.

I think this interview did a lot more to move Tim Tebow''s public love-meter up the scale than it did for John Elway's reading.