On Now
Coming Up
  • Wed., Sep. 03, 2014 5:00 PM MDT Gatorade Junior Training Camp Play 60 Fall Kickoff Kickoff event for Play 60 with local Boys and Girls Clubs
  • Thu., Sep. 04, 2014 5:00 PM MDT Gatorade Junior Training Camp Play 60 Fall Kickoff Kickoff event for Play 60 with local Boys and Girls Clubs
  • Sun., Sep. 07, 2014 6:30 PM MDT Denver Broncos vs. Indianapolis Colts

    The Denver Broncos open up the 2014 season when they host the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday Night Football on NBC.

  • Sun., Sep. 14, 2014 2:25 PM MDT Denver Broncos vs. Kansas City Chiefs The Denver Broncos host the Kansas City Chiefs in the first AFC West matchup of the 2014 season. The game will be broadcast on CBS.
  • Tue., Sep. 16, 2014 12:00 PM MDT Fuel Up to Play 60 For the Love of Play Assembly Fuel Up to Play 60 For the Love of Play Assembly.
  • Sun., Sep. 21, 2014 2:25 PM MDT Denver Broncos at Seattle Seahawks The Denver Broncos face the Seattle Seahawks in the team's first road game of the 2014 season. The game will be televised on CBS.
  • Sun., Oct. 05, 2014 2:05 PM MDT Denver Broncos Pink Game The Denver Broncos annual Salute to Survivors halftime recognition, celebrating breast cancer survivors at the team's game against the Arizona Cardinals.
  • Sun., Oct. 05, 2014 2:05 PM MDT Broncos vs. Cardinals The Broncos face the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, Oct. 5 at 2:05 p.m. MT. The game will be broadcast on FOX.
  • Tue., Oct. 07, 2014 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM MDT Drive for Life XVII

    Bonfils Blood Center and the Denver Broncos work together on an annual Drive for Life event which is the largest single day blood drive in Colorado.

    Tuesday, October 7, 2014
    Sports Authority Field at Mile High
    Click here for more information about the 2014 DFL event.

    Learn more from Broncos Executive Vice President of Football Operations/General Manager John Elway and 9News' Cheryl Preheim about 2014 Drive for Life.

  • Sun., Oct. 12, 2014 11:00 AM MDT Denver Broncos at New York Jets The Denver Broncos travel to Met Life Stadium to take on the New York Jets on Oct. 12, 2014 at 11 a.m. MT. The game will be broadcast on CBS.

News & Blogs

Print
RSS

Tebow Earns Starter Status

Posted Jan 16, 2012

Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Elway said Monday that Tim Tebow has earned the right to enter next year's training camp as the team's starting quarterback.


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. --
After compiling an 8-5 record as a starter and leading the team to its first playoff berth since the 2005 season, Tim Tebow enters the 2011 offseason as the team's unquestioned starter at quarterback.

“I think Tim has earned the right to be the starting quarterback going into training camp next year," Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Elway said. "I think that he made some good strides this year. He obviously played very well against Pittsburgh and played very well in a lot of football games."

At a season-ending press conference Monday, Elway, Head Coach John Fox and General Manager Brian Xanders met with the media, touching on a variety of topics, including the importance of this offseason for Tebow.

Entering 2011, Tebow wasn't able to work with his new coaching staff as the NFL went without a typical offseason.

Now that Tebow will have a chance to take in Organized Team Activities and other workouts as the leader of the offense, Elway said he's excited to see what the soon-to-be-third-year signal caller can do.

"We know what kind of mentality Timmy has," he said. "He’s a great worker, and we know he’ll work his tail off this offseason. We’re looking forward to this offseason to be able to see him improve in (the mechanics of the passing game). I think he will make those improvements."

Those mechanics range from his drop-backs and footwork to timing and decision-making, and Elway believes he can help Tebow with that improvement.

The Pro Football Hall of Famer said he anticipates spending "considerable time" with Tebow, alongside Offensive Coordinator Mike McCoy and Quarterbacks Coach Adam Gase, as he prepares for the 2012 campaign.

"Your feet and your time clock – to be able to tie those things together, those will be the things we work on," Elway said. "There will be some film study, too, as far as different reads and where he’s looking on different plays. He’s going to be more comfortable having worked with this offense now in his second year and he’s going to be more natural with the reads and the things that he sees when he drops back.”

Fox said he saw Tebow's comfort within the offense improve even as the 2011 season wore on.

"To step in and all of a sudden become the starting quarterback, and you’re a second-year player that’s got about three games under your belt, you need some time," Fox said. "I saw excellent growth in him and expect growth moving forward."

With two quarterbacks under contract with the team -- Tebow and Adam Weber, who signed a future contract with the club earlier Monday -- Elway acknowledged the team will be in the market for more quarterbacks, whether through free agency or the NFL Draft.

But the club is excited -- and hopeful -- about Tebow's future as he enters his first full NFL offseason as the starting quarterback of the Broncos.

"We know, obviously, that we have some work to do, and he knows that, too, but he made great strides this year," Elway said.

"Anytime you can get a franchise guy and a quarterback that can be your guy for 10 to 12 years, that's what you want as an organization. We're hopeful that Tim's that guy."

Facebook Comments

Let us know your thoughts. Comment below through Facebook, AOL, Hotmail or Yahoo accounts.