John Elway: Tim Tebow would need the ‘right situation’ to play in the NFL

Tim Tebow has thrived throughout his football career despite very few people having confidence in him, but it seems as though the odds are stacked against him today more than they have ever been. After a wasted season with the New York Jets, it remains to be seen if there is an NFL team out there willing to give the former Florida star a chance to play.

Denver Broncos vice president of football operations John Elway always has good things to say about Tebow. However, he traded him for a reason. Most people feel as though Tebow is not an NFL starting quarterback. Elway told the “Boomer and Carton” show on Thursday that Tebow would need a unique situation to become a full-time starter again.

“In the right situation, I think it’s a possibility,” Elway said. “He’s got to be in the right situation. … He’s a good kid and he works his tail off.”

In other words, he just doesn’t have the skill set. Another NFL quarterback legend recently expressed a similar opinion about Tebow, saying that it will be difficult for him to ever be a starting quarterback in the NFL again. Tebow supporters will point to the fact that Tebow won more playoff games in his first season as Denver’s starting quarterback than Peyton Manning did, but you would have to be incredibly naive to argue that Tebow is a better quarterback than Manning.

As we said before, Tebow’s only hope is that a team like the Jacksonville Jaguars gives him a shot because of his marketability. What he did with the Broncos a season ago was impressive, but it’s important to remember that the team made the playoffs with an 8-8 record. Had they missed the postseason (which most 8-8 teams do), there would be even fewer people who feel Tebow is a viable NFL starting quarterback.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/el.charro.one Gary Schneider

    Steve DelVecchio is just wrong. Elway said that Tim Tebow could be a starting quarterback in the NFL given the right system. Nothing more , nothing less. 

  • SteveDelVecchio

    It’s a backhanded compliment. There are plenty of other things Elway could have said aside from stressing that it would need to be the “right situation.” A simple “yes, I think he can be a starting quarterback in the NFL,” would have been a real compliment.

  • RebelFlag

    Tebow is on his way to the Steelers to backup Big Ben! Go Steelers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BFGLZ47VGGMPR6X4VIONPPNRTE Lars

    the team was 8-8 but tebow himself was 7-4 as a starter. get your facts buddy.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JZQSKGJOOFZPXTM5WG3TPDY2SE Joseph

     Umm, the article specifically says that the team made the playoffs at 8-8. That is very much getting the facts straight.

  • http://www.facebook.com/el.charro.one Gary Schneider

     I like it. It also is important to remember that Tim Tebow came in when the team was 1 win and 4 losses. To end up at 8-8 was incredible. Those are the facts.

  • http://www.facebook.com/el.charro.one Gary Schneider

    John Elway is still not being upfront. He knows that Tim Tebow destroyed John Elways stats when John was in his first year. In fact, John Elway was benched his first year because he was not doing so good. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000628119326 Pete Snider

    Steve also mentioned the 8-8 record as if Tebow was starting the entire season.  But hey, why let facts get in the way.

  • brk5335

    What system is that; “WINNING”?

  • http://twitter.com/cbamso chris blow

    Let’s not forget that Tim Tebow has won more playoff games as a Bronco than Peyton Manning has.

  • Stephen Owen

    Well put Pete. My thoughts exactly.

  • Stephen Owen

    Elway is, was and always will be a Prima Donna with an ego the size of Colorado.