John Elway doesn't hate Tim Tebow.
If he did, Elway wouldn't have personally apologized for recent comments that made it seem the Denver Broncos' commitment to Tebow was lacking. And while still hesitant to unequivocally proclaim Tebow as the franchise's "quarterback of the future," Elway wouldn't be planning to work hands-on with Tebow this offseason if he didn't think that potential was there.
"Do I know where that ceiling is? I hope that ceiling is a mile high," Elway told FOXSports.com on Thursday from inside his executive vice president's office at team headquarters. "It's just hard to predict. I don't have that answer right now. But there's nobody more supportive or wants him to be that guy than me."
Elway is painfully aware it hasn't come across that way publically as his club prepares for its home game Sunday against Chicago on FOX. During a Nov. 21 radio interview on Denver's KDSP-FM, Elway was asked whether he was "any closer to having your quarterback on this team than...