Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/19/14
As Tebowmania grew last season into a full-blown phenomenon, John Elway's obvious indifference to his pop-icon quarterback never seemed to change. Some interpreted this as a sign that Elway's personnel opinions were not driven by results -- Denver was winning games, after all -- as much as his ego and some weird sense of rivalry with Tim Tebow, who was suddenly more popular than Mr. Bronco himself. It wouldn't be the first time a Hall of Fame athlete-turned-executive had trouble separating roles. As we've seen over and over again, greatness as a player has no relationship with someone's ability to build a team. But in landing Peyton Manning as the Denver Broncos' new quarterback, Elway has proven to be as shrewd and gutsy an executive as he was a quarterback. We remember Elway at his best in the fourth quarter, backed up to his own goal line, needing to go the length of the field, in situations that required a blend of intelligence and risk. And no matter how this ultimately turn...
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  • Elway was always a star that got all the attention from little
    leagues to Stanford then the Broncos. His ego couldn't take
    being out shown by Tim Tebow. Compare Elways fame and notariaty with Tim Tebows. Dan Rieves sat him down his 1st. year because he was terrible. His ego can't take it so come hell or high
    water he was going to get rid of Tim Tebow. He will pay for this stupid move for a long time as he watches Tim Take the Jets to the playoffs and Super Bowl. The heat is on Elway because Tim filled the Stadium every game. If peyton doesn't win with receivers he is not familiar with and they not with him
    plus a leaky offensive line that could let in a rush that finishes Peyton's career, Elway is toast. How much will the
    owner lose after the 96 million pay out to Peyton if they lose
    and the all of a sudden the stadium is half empty every week.
    If Tim were still there and they were losing the stadium would
    still be full every week so if Peyton doesn't play well or
    gets hurt again it is so long John. It would serve him right
    for letting his emotions interfere with the business of football
    I have disliked Elway and Mike Shanahan since Dan Rieves was off recovering from a heart attack and they back stabbed him.
    They went to the owner and Elway told him that if he didn't pro-
    mote Shanahan to head coach he would go free agent as soon as
    his contract was up. That is how Mike Shanahan became head
    coach over Dan Rieves who unlike Shanahan and Elway is a class act. Tebow Time is the first time I have rooted for Denver since then. I have always liked Peyton Manning and wish him well but I hope what Elway did to Tim comes back to bite him in the a**.

    Jerry I the curmudgun

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