Tim Tebow working with QB guru

February, 14, 2012
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A key to the Denver Broncos' offseason will be improving Tim Tebow’s game.

The Broncos cannot work with him yet, but Tebow has gotten a jump on his improvement plan. Bruce Feldman of CBS tweeted that Tebow is in Los Angles this week to work with new UCLA offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone on his mechanics.

Mazzone is considered one of the premier quarterback coaches in the college ranks.

Once the Broncos can work with Tebow in the spring, Tebow is going to work closely with the coaching staff and John Elway. He has said several times he will work with Tebow, concentrating on his foot work.

Tebow will go to training camp as Denver’s starter and he will keep the job in the season if he makes strides. His work with Mazzone shows Tebow is not wasting much time in trying to improve his game.

In other AFC West news:

The Denver Post believes kicker Matt Prater could get the franchise tag placed on him. I think it will either be Prater or defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley. Denver is $50 million under the cap so it should easily be able to figure a way to keep its two top free-agent priorities whether it uses the franchise tag or not.

In this Insider piece, Insider KC Joyner looks at the elite receivers available in free agency. There is a big AFC West presence in the piece.

Meanwhile, a San Diego columnist argues that the Chargers cannot afford to let receiver Vince Jackson leave as a free agent. I totally agree, as I have written several times.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN San Francisco 49ers reporter

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