Originally written on NBC Washington  |  Last updated 12/30/11
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John Elway is saying all the right things. Last week, Elway declared that Broncos QB Tim Tebow "isn't going anywhere," while cleverly leaving out any mention of Tebow actually being the team's starter. Elway has had to walk a fine line all season long, making sure that Tebow lovers feel like their hero has gotten a fair shake from the organization, while maintaining the pragmatic view that Tebow probably isn't a long-term solution for his team. The stats aren't in Tebow's favor. He's completing less than half his passes. He's fumbled more often than all but two other starting QBs, and done so in far fewer games. On the DYAR chart that Football Outsiders uses to rank QBs, Tebow falls behind the likes of Dan Orlovsky, Chad Henne, and John Beck. Elway can't sit back like Peter King and believe that Tebow defies stats because he's made of rainbows and cotton candy. Some of these terrible numbers have to matter, especially if the Broncos don't make the playoffs. Earlier today, M...
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