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Published on 02/22/2011 at Tue Feb 22 16:18.
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Tebow

Quarterback Tim Tebow (#15) of the Denver Broncos looks to deliver a pass against the San Diego Chargers at INVESCO Field at Mile High on January 2, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

There is a rumor going around NFL circles that there is “little support” for Denver quarterback Tim Tebow in the Broncos organization. 

Stemming from John Elway‘s comments on Kyle Orton and bolstered by Michael Lombardi‘s NFL.com report, the theory goes that quarterback is a “huge need” for the Broncos as they enter the scouting period before April’s draft. Says Lombardi: “Most members of the Broncos who were there when the Tebow pick was made are looking to distance themselves from the choice, which is a classic way for things to operate in the NFL.”

Surprisingly to me, people are buying into it.

Let’s set the record straight: the Broncos current Head Coach, John Fox, is a huge supporter of Tebow and developed a great relationship with him last year leading up to the NFL Draft.  Since being named Head Coach, Fox has had nothing but positives to say about Tebow.

Similarly to Fox, the Broncos Vice President of Football Operations, John Elway, gets bubbly when speaking of Tebow and has said, “If anyone can turn themselves into a great QB, Tim can.”

Both Fox and Elway have also stated that quarterbacks Kyle Orton and Tim Tebow will compete for the starting job, and refuted assumptions that Tebow may not be retained.

Meanwhile, Tebow is happy in Denver and even emphasized his eagerness to compete for the starting job.

Andrew Mason of MaxDenver.com recently chimed on the topic via twitter,via @MaxDenver

If anyone knows what they are talking about when it comes to the Broncos, it’s Mason.  So if you don’t count the Broncos Head Coach and Vice President as being part of the organization, yeah, there probably isn’t much support for Tebow in the organization.

From what I’ve gathered though, it sounds as if Tebow has the support of nearly every Bronco coach, player and fan, and that’s a lot, which is far from “a little.” It’s possible the Broncos are dishing out some misinformation heading into the draft, but that whether intentional or not, this theory doesn’t seem to have a lot of solid ground under it. Indeed, rumors like these are a sign of the times — the offseason.

  • TheTroglodyte

    Michael Lombardi is a smart guy but he is a HUGE fan of McD for whatever reason and has had it out for the Bronco's since they fired his buddy.

  • CJ

    Idk about all that, but he was one of the only supporters of the broncos.

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  • Gradishar53

    Lose Tebow, lose me as a Bronco's fan of 40 years!

  • Iluvmycop2day

    For those who don't know what it takes to do what he has done and what he has accomplished, let me tell me tell you he has all and more of what this team needs now more than ever!!! Not only is he a believer, he is a dooer!! Through is start in his life with huge odds for his mother, he has the best attitude, work ethic, and leadership traits I have ever witnessed. This was accomplished through his faith in God and his will to carry out that faith. I am a huge fan of football period!! I have told my son to watch him as the one of the best athletes to look up to. Since my son and I watched the draft and have seen growth in his own work ethic during off season workouts. My son is only 15 Y/O, (freshman 152 lbs) benches 185lb cleans 177lb and squat 230 lb. All of this would not be the same without Tim Tewbow's inspirational motivation as an outstanding male role model. Thank you Time for all you do and God bless you!! Respectfully Bryon Colvin huge fan!!!!!!!

  • Eatit

    who cares about what your son can bench press etc …does he make good grades ? twisted idiot

  • Markahall1955

    i agree….spent a summer in denver in 1973, fell in love with the city and the broncos. if they move tebow, that will be a mistake. while i admire his convictions, work ethic, and all the rest, most of all he's a winner and a humble leader…..(see cam newton's comments from tuesday and look for any humility) he's a winner. wherever he plays will prove that, but i hope he stays a bronco

  • Broncodad22

    No support for Tebow?? WOW I wonder where this guy is getting his info? About everything I have read comming from the Broncos and the players say Tim Tebow is liked, loved and respected. Unless quotes are taken out of context or just misquoted.

  • herc_rock

    If you're not “uncertain” about Tebow, then you're not paying attention.

  • http://nation.theorangepage.com/blog Ian Henson

    Coach speak/Executive Vice President of Football Operations speak. Transparency or non, where there's smoke there's fire and I don't see there being anything crazy about the Broncos possibly thinking that Tebow is not the future.

    QB being a major need in Denver is obviously an overstatement and where they seem to be short sighted lies herein; despite not just having Tim Tebow and Kyle Orton on staff, Denver also employs Brady Quinn. That's a total of 48 starts in the last two seasons between the three quarterbacks…

    I don't know that you can find that anywhere else in the NFL. I mean imagine if our cornerbacks had a total of 48 starts in the last two seasons between the first three on the depth chart? I'd even venture as far as Denver may have the best depth at quarterback in the entire league. I mean someone tell me if I am wrong or over looking someone.

  • http://nation.theorangepage.com/blog Ian Henson

    Coach speak/Executive Vice President of Football Operations speak. Transparency or non, where there's smoke there's fire and I don't see there being anything crazy about the Broncos possibly thinking that Tebow is not the future.

    QB being a major need in Denver is obviously an overstatement and where they seem to be short sighted lies herein; despite not just having Tim Tebow and Kyle Orton on staff, Denver also employs Brady Quinn. That's a total of 48 starts in the last two seasons between the three quarterbacks…

    I don't know that you can find that anywhere else in the NFL. I mean imagine if our cornerbacks had a total of 48 starts in the last two seasons between the first three on the depth chart? I'd even venture as far as Denver may have the best depth at quarterback in the entire league. I mean someone tell me if I am wrong or over looking someone.

  • The Mascot Army

    Lombardi is blowing smoke. Despite his claims about a lack of organizational support for Tebow, he claims there is serious thought about taking a QB with their first round pick. That is absolutely ludicrous, and reflects on the rest of the claims made in his article. I think he just wanted to write an article that would get read and discussed.

  • The Mascot Army

    Lombardi is blowing smoke. Despite his claims about a lack of organizational support for Tebow, he claims there is serious thought about taking a QB with their first round pick. That is absolutely ludicrous, and reflects on the rest of the claims made in his article. I think he just wanted to write an article that would get read and discussed.

  • Aggiebones

    I'm not a Bronco fan, nor really a Tebow fan, but you go him, so might as well give him a reasonable shot at it while fixing some other parts of the team. Like others have said, if anyone can make himself a good QB Tebow can. Looks at throwers like Rivers. He is not a prototypical passer but does alright.

  • WEFWEFRW

    TEBOW WATCH THIS – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v

  • Kingpins10

    I think the Bengals defender is still lying in the endzone.

    Someone call an ambulance.

  • Haroldmarks

    these rumors were begun by the bronco brass. they need to make other teams think that they may use their 1st draft pick on a qb which would give them a lot more leverage if they trade down.

  • stav

    I'm with you on that Harold, no matter what their initial plans are for the #2 pick, you want to create some buzz about it, you want to create some desperation for that pick just to see what its worth to some other teams.

  • Rob_Bronco

    That clip is AWESOME.

  • Mross

    Harold has summed it up. Tebow will get his chance to compete. Orton will be nice to have going into year as well, but it would not be horrible if we traded him either to Ian's point, we still have depth, then can either add FA or draft later pick. Mallet could still be there in 2nd at our 3rd selection…

  • Charley

    i would think that JE probably learned from a classic mistake which Shanahan made which is to say “So & so is our starter and then when so & so made a mistake ie., saying something Shanny did not like he would change the starter and demote the qb to 2nd on the depth chart.” Instead of saying so & so is our starter and they will all compete for the no. 1 spot which is a much better way of handling the whole situation. Think back to when Bubby Brister was named starter and then blew it in Australia in pre-season when he didn't give maximum effort and said, “Nobody goes all out in exhibition games” . At which time Shanahan said,” Oh yes they do!” Then he promoted Brian Griese to no 1 and threw him to the wolves because Brian wasn't ready to be the starter. And remember when it happened again with Jake Plummer. Elway and Fox are playing it smart. Look at the impulsive decisions Shanny is still making with the Redskins and McNabb/Haynesworth.

  • broncoinva9986

    why you call somebody an idiot? huh SMH I don't want to read this blog if your gonna throw fellow bronco fans under the bus.

  • broncoinva9986

    In fact most of yall talk a big game but you would never ever talk the shit you do on this website in person to the other individual show some respect please

  • Charley

    i would think that JE probably learned from a classic mistake which Shanahan made which is to say “So & so is our starter and then when so & so made a mistake ie., saying something Shanny did not like he would change the starter and demote the qb to 2nd on the depth chart.” Instead of saying so & so is our starter and they will all compete for the no. 1 spot which is a much better way of handling the whole situation. Think back to when Bubby Brister was named starter and then blew it in Australia in pre-season when he didn't give maximum effort and said, “Nobody goes all out in exhibition games” . At which time Shanahan said,” Oh yes they do!” Then he promoted Brian Griese to no 1 and threw him to the wolves because Brian wasn't ready to be the starter. And remember when it happened again with Jake Plummer. Elway and Fox are playing it smart. Look at the impulsive decisions Shanny is still making with the Redskins and McNabb/Haynesworth.

  • broncoinva9986

    why you call somebody an idiot? huh SMH I don't want to read this blog if your gonna throw fellow bronco fans under the bus.

  • broncoinva9986

    In fact most of yall talk a big game but you would never ever talk the shit you do on this website in person to the other individual show some respect please

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