Lots of people have purchased Tim Tebow jerseys lately. John Elway isn’t one of them.
The new executive V.P. of football operations in Denver needs to hire a head coach and, ultimately, the team needs to decide on a strategy for dealing with the franchise’s second first-round pick in 2010. For now, the news for Tebow isn’t good.
“I don’t think Tim Tebow is a good NFL quarterback at this time,” Elway told Peter King of NBC and Sports Illustrated.
The news could be good for former Broncos coach Josh McDaniels. As King explained it, if/when McDaniels lands in a new city as an offensive coordinator (possibly the Twin Cities), McDaniels’ first order of business could be to lobby his team to trade for Tebow. But as King points out, no trades of players can be done until the next league year begins. And the next league year won’t begin until a new labor deal has been negotiated. (Or, technically, until the league declares an impasse and implements new work rules pending an agreement or the union decertifies, blocking a lockout.)
And so just like McDaniels’ decision to dump Jay Cutler, Elway could be running Tebow out of town.
UPDATE: Elway has since “clarified” his remarks, via Twitter.