John Elway Praises Tim Tebow: He’s a Winner
“Proud of how our team has continued to battle and believe. Showing a great will to win!!” Elway tweeted from his phone.
“Tim’s doing a great job leading our offense, coming through when we need him the most. He’s a winner who gets better every day.
“Defense playing at a high level – disruptive and forcing turnovers! Spec. Teams winning field position. Proud of all 3 phases!”
Denver has won four of its last five (all with Tim Tebow at quarterback) and is now 5-5 on the year. While most people (including us) will focus on the Tebow praise, it’s important to note that Elway also recognized the defense, which many people feel has carried the team during Tebow’s successful stretch.
What makes the praise notable is that Elway reportedly was not a fan of Tebow before the season began. Both he and coach John Fox supported Kyle Orton as the team’s starting quarterback and were reluctant to put in Tebow. Some conspiracy theorists (read: me) believed Elway was holding Tebow back because he was worried about the Florida legend breaking all his franchise passing records. But much like it changed John Fox’s opinion, Tim’s winning has turned Elway into a fan. For now.