Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow has thrown four interceptions in the last two games after throwing only two all season before that, but that doesn’t mean the team wants him to be more careful.
Instead, Broncos Executive V.P. of Football Operations John Elway says he’s worried that Tebow started playing it too safe as the Broncos competed for a playoff berth in December.
“That’s human nature, especially when you’re young, to become more cautious,” Elway told the Denver Post. “The key thing for [Tebow] is to go out, put everything behind him, go through his progressions and pull the trigger.”
Elway, who knows a thing or two about leading a team to a playoff victory in Denver, says he has confidence in what Tebow can do on Sunday against the Steelers.
“When you get into these playoff situations, he’s a good enough athlete, you know what, to pull the trigger,” Elway said. “He’s obviously upset with last week. He’s already got an edge to him, so he’s ready to go. I like seeing the edge. Oh, yeah. I actually love it. I have full confidence he’ll bounce back and have a good week.”
Elway has never seemed to be fully on board with Tebow, a quarterback he inherited when he took over the team. Whether Tebow can pull the trigger on Sunday and lead the Broncos to a playoff upset may go a long way toward determining whether Elway can buy into Tebow pulling the trigger for the Broncos’ offense beyond this weekend.