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For the first time this season, John Elway has publicly backed Tim Tebow ... sort of. In a wide-ranging interview with the Associated Press, the team's director of football operations offered his first true support of his popular, young quarterback, yet still stopped short of giving him any hardened vote of confidence.
On Tebow's status as a member of the Broncos:
"Tim Tebow's not going anywhere. I mean, he's going to be a Bronco and we're going to do everything we can and hopefully he's that guy."
The inclusion of "hopefully" says all you need to know about what Elway really thinks. These comments are a big improvement over his tin-eared comments earlier this year. Still, Elway refuses to throw his support behind his quarterback.
On Tebow's development:
"The best way for Tim to develop was to be good on the defensive side and take our time with him on the offensive side. And that wouldn't dump all the pressure on him and sa...
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