We're not suggesting that John Elway is as loath to see a young quarterback succeed as, say, Brett Favre around Aaron Rodgers, but would the man running the Broncos be just as happy if his team missed the playoffs with its running quarterback? Elway didn't exactly give Tebow -- 4-1 as a starter this season -- a ringing endorsement on a Denver radio show.
Closer to an answer?
Elway's take: "No. ... I think obviously he's making progress week in and week out. When you look at our third-down numbers, those have to improve. I mean, that's the bottom line."
Is Elway's mind made up?
The Broncos have games remaining against the Vikings and Chiefs, as well as the fading Bills and Jay Cutler-less Bears. But would a playoff run win over the boss?
What would you do in Elway's shoes?
Elway and other Broncos personnel were spotted at last week's Baylor-Oklahoma game, perhaps scouting Robert Griffin III and Landry Jones.
Is it all or nothing for Tebow?
Tebow would presumably be at his best with personnel tailored to his particular skills, but could he be insurance for a more traditional passer?
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