From Mark Kislza of the Denver Post comes an intriguing look at the immediate future of the Broncos’ quarterback position. With fans smitten by quarterback Tim Tebow, will the team be able to give the ball to anyone else when the 2011 season begins?
And will the team resist that for which the fans will be clamoring?
“Everybody knows [V.P. of football operations John] Elway ranks as the greatest sports superhero ever to don a cape in a local locker room, but right now the Broncos executive seems to be straining awfully hard not to get bullied by the public’s insatiable appetite for all things Tebow,” Kiszla writes. “Interviewing every quarterback with a pulse as part of draft preparation seems like a hollow exercise in showing who’s the boss.”
Though Kiszla seems to ping-pong regarding the question of whether Tebow deserves the job, Kiszla believes that the fact so many fans want Tebow to have the job could be a problem — regardless of how it all turns out.
And so, in the end, a tug-o-war could be brewing between the man who ultimately delivered Denver its greatest ever two-year run and the man whom many think has the ability to duplicate, and perhaps surpass, that accomplishment.