Tim Tebow is pleased that legendary Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway, now a Broncos executive, is gaining confidence in his unconventional game, NFL.com reports.
Elway said yesterday that he believes that Tebow can transform from a scrambler to a pocket passer. Tebow’s passing abilities have been a topic of discussion and have caused many to doubt the young quarterback’s capabilities of leading Denver to a Super Bowl.
"Mr. Elway is obviously one of the best to ever play the game," Tebow said, according to NFL.com. "To get any compliment from him is extremely nice. He's been around this game a long time. That's nice to hear.”
Earlier this week, Elway expressed his sentiments on Tebow to the Associated Press, telling AP, “Tim Tebow’s not going anywhere … he’s going to be a Bronco.”
Throughout the season Elway has failed to express confidence with Tebow’s style of play and in late November, even told a Denver area radio station that he did not see Tebow as the Broncos future starting quarterback. Tebow has gone 7-2 as the Broncos starting quarterback with many of the wins in come-from-behind fashion. On the season, Tebow has thrown for 1,484 yards, 11 touchdowns and two interceptions. He has also recorded five rushing touchdowns.