Found November 13, 2012 on Pro Football Zone:
Denver Broncos executive vice president of football operations John Elway told USA TODAY Sports that when they signed Peyton Manning they felt like it was a risk worth taking despite all the neck procedures he underwent. “The risk was no one really knew about Peyton. There were so many unanswered questions. We went through the process, got all the information we can, talked to the doctors, and decided it was a risk worth taking. And it’s worked out,” Elway said. Elway says it was a tough decision to get rid of Tim Tebow. “It was a tough situation,” Elway said, “There are Tebow fans and there are Broncos fans. My responsibility is to the Broncos fans, and my responsibility is to (owner) Pat Bowlen and what he wants to do, and that’s win championships. I base all my decisions on that. “It’s difficult not to get personal, because every kid that comes in, it’s his dream to play. But the bottom line is, my responsibility that Pat’s given me, is to give him the best opportunity to hoist that trophy.” Elway acknowledges they couldn’t have kept Tebow have run two separate offenses. “With Peyton being here, we couldn’t have two different offenses,” he said. “We couldn’t have a backup quarterback with a totally different offense. We wanted to get back to where everyone was learning the same offense.” It’s certainly makes plenty of sense to bring in a potential Hall of Famer over keeping a player like Tebow. var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document.createElement('script'); ref = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; _CI.counter = (_CI.counter) ? _CI.counter + 1 : 1; document.write(''); script.type = 'text/javascript'; script.src = 'http://widget.crowdignite.com/widgets/27484?_ci_wid=_CI_widget_'+_CI.counter; script.async = true; ref.parentNode.insertBefore(script, ref); })(); sr_adspace_id = 1000005525107; sr_adspace_width = 300; sr_adspace_height = 250; sr_ad_new_window = true; sr_adspace_type = "graphic";
12 Comments:
  • I have been a Bronco fan for 50 years, and a former Elway fan but the way he treated Tebow was reprehensible. He has shown himself as a man with NO honor.
  • You have got to be kidding. You have no idea what you are talking about. If Tebow is here today, Denver maybe has 3 wins.. maybe. U can tell you have never played a down in your life.
  • How many did Tebow help win last year with a weaker team?
  • dotcomdenver....apparently you are more a tebow fan than a denver fan. I am a Seahawk fan and although I am happy with what R. Wilson has done so far, and has the potential to do in the future, I was SOOOO hoping we would have signed Peyton this offseason. You should be overly thankful you signed not only a great QB, but a classy QB that is good for the NFL. If you are a true bronco fan you will understand it is a business. If not......the Jets could use some more fans about now.
  • hey dot com:
    i have been in the south stands since 74.
    i LOVE FOOTBALL.
    so what else should elway have done to kiss the bonehead's butt?
    he offered bonehead his options and bonehead lied about not being included in the process.
    elway did the dance to not offend the thumpers (looks like you are in that category, because his performance was clearly not of an NFL QB.) he gave the non-football fans what they wanted: special needs football in the nfl. Honor?
    you might want to look into humility. since bonehead has everything except humility.
    HE IS OVERFLOWING IN HYPOCRACY. but nobody has the balls to discuss that.
    so elway , being a football guy did the intelligent thing and flushed the toilet.
    please explain to me how denver treated bonehead so terrible.
    HE CAN'T BEAT OUT SANCHEZ. WERE WE SUPPOSED TO MAKE HIM THE STARTER JUST BECAUSE HE CAN READ A BIBLE? WHEN HE STILL CAN'T READ A PLAYBOOK! we are half way into his third season and he is very consistent in having no skills in this area.
    you may want to consider becoming a jet fan because you are not interested in WINNING A SUPER BOWL.
    if you want your faith, take it to church, LEAVE FOOTBALL WHERE IT BELONGS IN THE PUBLIC EYE.
    i am disgusted with the faith agenda. i don't care if that's what you choose. QUIT MAKING YOUR FOOLISH BELIEFS MY PROBLEM.
    grow a pair and take responsibility for your life.
    GO BRONCOS!!!
  • I completely agree. I am a Broncos fan AND a Tebow fan. I thought Tebow had a lot of potential and I was really excited how he was able to pull the team together and took the Broncos to the playoffs. I didnt have a problem with them hiring Manning but thought maybe they couldve held on to Tebow and mentored him. Elway wasnt great when he first started either but they gave him a chance and it payed off. Tebow didnt even get the chance to be taught much of anything in training camp.
  • Any team would have loved to have Peyton Manning on the squad (except the Colts)and I'm glad Denver got him. Tebow and the rest of the team played much above expectations last season and he was exciting to watch at times. If the situation would have allowed, Tebow is the type of guy who probably would have been eager to learn behind a QB like Manning, but because of salary issues they had to let him go.
  • John Elway did the right the thing. Tim Tebow could not pass. Still can not pass. John Elway is exactly right in his decision.
    I loved Tim Tebow. But Tim was not going to get the Broncos to the superbowl. dotcomDenver... please get intouch with me when your lottery number comes up and you get superbowl tickets. I will be happy to buy them from you. Great Job John Elway.
  • @ chngrffn
    you are correct, elway had struggles well docum ented.
    please think back to what he had to deal with, that bonehead had none of it.
    dan reeves had this wonderful RUN, RUN, PASS KICK OFFENSE.
    FINESSE PLAYERS: offensive linemen at about 260 lb. wide recievers shorter than me, i was 5'10".
    running backs that were 5'8, 180 at best.
    he took a team that had won no more than .650. i was at stapleton for their first .500 season after losing in oakland.
    so fast forward to bonehead playing on a team that bent over backwards and sideways simultaniously to accomodate no skills because of bible thumpers.
    THERE ARE NO LINES OF COMPARISON BETWEEN ELWAY AND BONEHEAD.
    to mentor bonehead is a waste of time. he will never put in the work (he is so famous for his work) TO LEARN THE GAME. THE JETS HAVE THE EXACT SAME PROBLEM THE BRONCOS HAD, HE DOES NOT UNDERSTAND THE PLAYBOOK. NOTHING ELSE MATTERS. AND PRESSING IRON WILL NOT CHANGE THIS.
    bonehead is only concerned with book tours of his lengthy auto biography.
  • I am a Tebow fan, but I am glad that the Tebow circus left Denver for New Jersy.
  • Elway never said getting rid of Tim Tebow was a "must". What he said was, according to the body of this article, "It was a tough situation". So much for accuracy.
  • NFL FOOTBALL RETURNS TO DENVER AFTER A TWO YEAR HIATUS!
    and "football fans" are laughing into the playoffs with the super bowl realistically in reach!
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