Mar 26 2011
Since taking over the duties of Executive Vice President of Football Operations for the Denver Broncos in January, John Elway has gone out of his way a few times to take a few low key shots at his current quarterback Tim Tebow.
On Elway’s first day on the job the question was asked whether or not he thinks Tebow is a good enough NFL quarterback, and this was his answer through our favorite reporter SI.com’s Peter King.
Now take that however you want, either you can say Elway isn’t comfortable with Tebow leading his Broncos, or he thinks Tebow is just young and raw right now. Either way this wouldn’t be the last time John had a sly comment about Timmy.
Peter King, in that same report say he thinks the Broncos could look to deal Tebow, who was just selected in the first round in last years NFL Draft by head coach at the Josh McDaniels and current GM Brian Xanders. McDaniels is now no longer with the Broncos, and Xanders has just as much to say with Football operations in Denver then Carmelo Anthony. It’s Elways show now cowboy.
So with the lockout now a few weeks in, and football moves cannot be made, there will be no rumors of a possible Tebow deal, but that doesn’t mean Elway can’t talk Bronco quarterbacks, present or past.
While Kyle Orton and Tim Tebow are still on the roster, Elway recently expressed his opinion towards Jay Cutler–the quarterback traded by the Broncos before the 2009 NFL Draft.
It was obvious Cutler and McDaniels never saw eye-to-eye, which is a big reason why both of them are out of town, and while Orton and Tebow had their 15 minutes of fame in Denver, the position is in disarray (it could be worse, you could be Miami or Carolina.)
The thing is, if Elway would have been on board a year earlier there would be no quarterback controversy, and there would be no Tebow in Denver meaning the University of Florida star would probably still be on the draft board. (Kidding, sort of)
Asked Tuesday at the owners meetings if he would have traded Cutler, now the team’s executive vice president, told the Chicago Sun-Times, “That’s hard to say because I don’t know all the circumstances but I do know how hard it is to get a guy who has that much talent at the position.”
Yeah that is all you need to say Johnny. We all know what everyone else thinks, Tim Tebow is NOT an NFL quarterback and you’re scared shit to go into your first season with him at the helm.
“It was a tough situation he was in in Denver,” Elway said. “I would say, to be honest, he’s the type of player you don’t give up on as easily as we gave up on. But you look at what he’s done. He’s done a good job there. He’s matured.”
Asked by a radio station host if Cutler would still be a Bronco if he were in charge at the time, Elway said, “There’s a good possibility, yeah.
“I would say that. But I don’t know. I wasn’t in the middle of that. I didn’t know Jay real well but I would have done everything I can, especially when you have a talent like you have in Jay. Those guys don’t come around very often.”
Now I’m no Jay Cutler fan, I think he’s a egotistic punk who thinks he’s bigger then the game, not to mention he babied his way out of the NFC Championship Game in Chicago this past January because of a “knee injury” I don’t buy that he couldn’t have played, but that’s a different story. But as a Bronco fan you HAVE to be worried about your recent first round pick. John Elway knows a thing or two about playing quarterback in the NFL so if he is so far off-board on a guy, I’d take his word.
Cue the Timmy-clan, Catholic Churches of America, or at least the “Tim Tebow works harder then any player in the history of the game” people.
I mean at least Timmy will still have his loving Mother (who almost aborted him), Jesus, and his Jockey underwear contract. Harsh huh?