Broncos V.P. of football operations John Elway stepped to the podium today in Indy to address the media, and pretty much every question he addressed from the media dealt, in one way or another, with the position Elway once played.
While Elway said plenty of the same predictable, aspirational things about starter Tim Tebow, Elway evaded the more pressing question regarding the manner in which the team will fill out the rest of the depth chart.
“I don’t know that we’re looking for [a backup] like Tim or your ordinary drop-back [passer], or somewhere in between,” Elway said, via quotes distributed by the team. “I think until we find out the interest out there, it’s going to be hard to fill those spots. I think when I look at Tim and I look at our offense, we can do it with either one. Whether it be a guy like Tim, or if it’s more of a drop-back-type guy, we feel like either one is going to be able to fit.”
It makes the most sense for the Broncos to have one of each behind Tebow, so that he’ll have a true understudy along with someone who would be charged with trying to save the Broncos’ bacon by throwing the pig down the field if/when the team is behind by two or more scores.