When John Elway took the job as executive vice president of the Denver Broncos, he told team owner Pat Bowlen that he was only taking the position in order to win Super Bowl championships.
To compete for titles, Elway knew he had to have a championship-caliber quarterback in Denver. Elway now feels he has that guy in Peyton Manning — who was formally introduced as a Bronco on Tuesday — which quickly put Tim Tebow’s status in Denver in limbo.
Elway addressed the Tebow situation during Tuesday’s news conference, and said there’s a possibility that Tebow Time was more than in the Rocky Mountains.
“It is a possibility,” Elway said, “and he knows that’s a possibility.”
Five teams currently have expressed interest in the Broncos’ one-time starting quarterback, a league source told NFL Network’s Michael Lombardi on Tuesday, with the New York Jets and Jacksonville Jaguars the front runners.
Elway mentioned that he and head coach John Fox known as Tebow on Monday night to deliver the news that Manning had taken his role as beginning quarterback.
“(We) talked to him about it,” Elway stated. “This is a challenging organization. The factors he did last year were tremendous.”
Elway added: “We had to make a choice as an organization on what would be the best opportunity for the Denver Broncos to be competitive for a globe championship,” Elway added. “Peyton Manning was the finest (choice).”
Elway mentioned he got the sense that Tebow was disappointed, but said Tebow remained upbeat all through the conversation in typical fashion.
Elway mentioned Tebow told him, “We’re talking about Peyton Manning, and I comprehend exactly what you’re carrying out.”
Manning told reporters that he hasn’t reached out to Tebow, however, but spoke very of his future as an NFL quarterback — be it in Denver or someplace else.
“Let me just say this, I know what sort of player Tim Tebow is and what type of individual he is,” Manning stated. “If Tim Tebow is right here subsequent year, I’m going to be the very best teammate I can for him. … Those are decisions that have to be created by other people … and those conversations in no way did come up with me.”
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