John Elway Says Tim Tebow Will Compete for Denver Starting QB Job in 2011

John Elway said Tim Tebow will compete with veterans Kyle Orton and Brady Quinn for the starting job according to Ed Werder of ESPN. Tebow’s potential was the reason the Broncos used the No. 2 overall draft pick and their other premium draft choices on rebuilding the NFL’s worst defense rather than taking a young quarterback.

“I think where we are as an organization, we are going with Tim,” Elway said.

Elway described himself as being Tebow’s “biggest fan” because if he justifies the first-round draft pick McDaniels spent on him, the Broncos can more quickly recover from a disastrous 4-12 season.

“To have John Elway say positive things about you is just amazing,” Tebow said. “He’s played the game at the highest level possible, and I’m excited because he’s going to be a great asset for me.”

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