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Saturday, February 25, 2012
Nick Foles not afraid of Tebow-mania

By Bill Williamson

INDIANAPOLIS -- There has been a lot of talk around the league that Denver may not be an enticing destination for quarterbacks, via either free agency or the draft, because of the Tim Tebow factor.

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The thought is that being a competitor to Tebow is a no-win situation because of Tebow-mania and the wild fan support that Tebow has. However, count Arizona quarterback Nick Foles as a quarterback who would not mind being thrown into the Tebow fishbowl.

“Tim Tebow is a great player. He’s a guy I enjoyed watching throughout his career, and I have a lot of respect for him. The guy is a stud,” Foles said.

If Foles was drafted by Denver, he said, "I’d go in and do what I always do -- be me. [I’d] work hard, demand the most from myself. I’ve never liked sitting on the bench, ever. I hate it. So I’d work my butt off until I got an opportunity.”

Foles' expected draft slot is from Rounds 2-4. Denver could be looking at quarterbacks in that range. His attitude about stepping into Tebow Land could be attractive to the Broncos.