Tuesday, December 20, 2011

John Elway Supports Tim Tebow (For Now)

"Tim Tebow's not going anywhere. I mean, he's going to be a Bronco and we're going to do everything we can and hopefully he's that guy."

-- John Elway, who just weeks ago was entirely ready to bench Tebow (and ultimately jettison him in the offseason) if a few breaks didn't go the Broncos' way and those Ws became Ls.

Hard to tell if Elway is sincere or just resigned -- maybe a little bit of both -- but he clearly learned from his mistake of a few weeks ago that there's no point in publicly doing anything but supporting Tebow, even if privately he doesn't.

(If that sounds conspiratorial -- even cynical -- it's because Elway himself made it so clear just last month how he felt about Tebow. Pardon if I don't swallow Elway's line whole.)


  1. Yeah, I'm not trusting much of what he says. Perhaps I'm being a bit of a conspiracy theorist, but I think Elway is shaken by the throng of Tebow fans - not just in Denver - but nationwide. In his entire career Elway never enjoyed that kind of support - and I lived in Denver in the years that led up to and included those back-to-back Super Bowl wins, so I fully remember the fervor we all had for this older guy. Remember that spinning leap he took into the end zone to score during the second (I think) Super Bowl? Pa-lease...the hits Tim takes make that look like a kid's game.

  2. It was the first Super Bowl against Green Bay where he did the helicopter spin.

  3. I don't believe for a minute that Elway is being sincere. I do believe tho that Tebow will continue to be a Bronco and there will probably be some coaching and management changes in the off season. We'll see.