Tuesday, May 31, 2011
AFC West notes
By Bill Williamson
Let’s catch up on some AFC West headlines:
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Denver quarterback Tim Tebow paid for most of the Denver Broncos’ receivers to fly to Jacksonville for a recent workout session. Schefter reports the group is planning to do the same soon in Arizona.
It has to impress and motivate veterans such as Jabar Gaffney and Brandon Lloyd that their young quarterback footed the bill for the workouts. Tebow is trying to secure the starting job in Denver. The Broncos have not committed to anyone as their starter in 2011. However, the Broncos’ brass has to be thrilled that their young quarterback is organizing workouts with his receivers.
Because of the lockout, Tebow will be challenged to be prepared for the season in what could be a shortened training camp. His work with his receivers now should pay off later.
Meanwhile, Denver football leader and Pro Football Hall of Fame member John Elway said he hopes Tebow becomes a hall of famer someday. My thoughts? I bet Elway hopes every Denver player becomes a hall of famer someday.
In other AFC West nuggets, Pro Football Focus has a terrific breakdown of Jamaal Charles' remarkable 2010 season. Hat tip to the reader who sent me the link.
The Chiefs’ website looks at the big opportunities for undrafted free agents in Kansas City.
San Diego left tackle Marcus McNeill said on Sirius Radio that he has fully recovered from a minor offseason knee surgery.
The San Diego Union Tribune takes a long look at Chargers’ first-round pick Corey Liuget.