Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 1/19/12
Denver Broncos' Chief of Football Operations, John Elway, has publicly stated that Tim Tebow is the Broncos' quarterback.  He is signed for the next few years, until 2015, so the time to decide is here.   What do the Broncos do with this talented, dedicated, unorthodox quarterback?

Some would say make him a tight end or an H-back.  Others would say use him like Miami did with Ronnie Brown.  Hell, why not put him in at strong safety?

The thing is that Tim Tebow is a quarterback.  He's not ever going to be a pocket passer.  He will never throw for 50 touchdowns or 5000 yards.  Or will he?  Elway has stated that he will personally work with Tebow this offseason - on his mechanics, his throwing motion, his reads, all the things that make a quarterback great.  What I worry about is that they are going to try to make Tebow something he's not.  You can put him in the pocket and tell him to stay there, and what will you get?  Kyle Orton's 1-4 record. 

John Fox is on the right track.  Fox understands that there is a lot more to this game than statistics.  He understands that this is Tim's team and will be for some time.  And he's glad.  He's grateful that he has this young man at the helm of his football  team.  To be great in this game you have to have heart.  The talent and knowledge will come.  I hate like hell to say this, but look at Tom Brady.  He may be magic cutting up defenses, but he still plays like he's in high school.  He gets loud and angry and happy and better.  That's what Tim wants - to get better.  I don't think that will ever stop.  Brady feels like he has something to prove the next few weeks, even with three rings.  Maybe Tebow gets there someday, maybe he doesn't, but his passion and heart and his ability to lead and persuade others to follow him are things that will take him to greatness..

So, John, if I were you, this is what I would do:  I would show film of when you lined up behind the guard in '83.  And I would laugh about it.  I would show the clips of the backward passes, the interceptions, the Super Bowl blowouts.  And I would say to him, "Good Lord, that was awful."  And I would laugh about it.  Even you, Mr. Elway, had a tough few years.  The city of Denver, and the entire region, had their hopes riding on you.  You hated it and sometimes didn't handle it well.  Share that with your quarterback.  You know and we know that he is the closest thing we'll see to John Elway.  Let him know that you are human too.

Next,  I would show him the Packers Broncos Super Bowl.   I would show him the helicopter play and let him know that you know what it means to win with heart.  I would talk to him about what you were thinking during "The Drive".  These non-statistical qualities, these legendary qualities that put you in the Hall of Fame...these are the things he needs to hear from you.  Nobody in sports works as hard as Tim Tebow.  Nobody is as humble and kind and as team-oriented.  John, you have a chance to be great again, even in the front office.  Just realize that this young man is who you were.

I would tell him about Terrell Davis and his migraines.  I would let him know that you built and led very good teams, but you could never have been great without Rod Smith and TD and Eddy and Keith Bishop and Stink and Shannon and everyone else.  The weight of the world is on Tim Tebow's shoulders.  He will hand it over to God.

Maybe that's why God gave Tim John Elway.
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