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Denver Broncos: Tim Tebow vs. John Elway Without the Spin

DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 17:  Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos prepares to take the field to face the New York Jets at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on November 17, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Jets 17-13.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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David SmithContributor IIINovember 26, 2011

In recent weeks, there has been a lot of attention paid to comments made by Denver's current V.P. of football operations, John Elway. The media by far has suggested that Elway is not behind Tebow when it comes to the young QBs future in this league.

A lot has been made recently about the team's top brass scouting other QB prospects. This, along with what has been reported as a "lack of support" for Tebow, should all be filed under the heading of "Much Ado About Nothing." 

Listen, it is in the franchise's best interest to evaluate all college prospects at every position that may help the team. Does this mean that Denver is looking to supplant Tebow as the starter? No. Is this a case of the front office doing their due diligence in case of a collapse at the position? Yes.

As a professional football organization, it is a matter of covering all the bases.

The current "let's wait and see" approach of the front office has caused many to believe and report that Tim Tebow has been set up to fail. These statements can't be further from the truth.

Dave Krieger and Dave Logan of Denver's 850 KOA sat down with the Hall of Fame signal-caller in his weekly radio show to discuss the goings-on of the franchise, their playoff hopes and the future and feelings towards one Tim Tebow. The show provided an insight into the approach Elway has taken with the young QB and despite other media outlets' spin on the conversation, it came across as cautious optimism.

"It's a full body of work throughout the whole season, that's where we're at with Tim." Elway said  

As those in the know would agree, you cannot properly rate a young player without a body of evidence to go on. Yes, there is some film on him (Tebow) now, but it is limited to only a handful of games. He must make it through the season—then the organization can begin proper evaluations.

He (Tim) must be allowed an offseason to fully work with the staff and master this offense if there is to be a true and fair evaluation.

According to Elway, "It's hard to say as we sit here right now what is going to happen. That's why we want to concentrate on doing the best we can and getting into the playoffs this year and concentrate on where we are. I am a Tim Tebow fan, I said this from the very get-go. Believe me, we're all hopeful that he is the guy."

Do those sound like the words of detraction to you?

As usual, this is just this writer's opinion. What's yours? Drop a comment down below and I will follow up as soon as possible and, as always, thanks for reading and posting.

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