Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow got another stamp of approval from Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Elway Tuesday.
On DenverBroncos.com’s weekly show ‘Elway Live’, Elway said he is pleased with the way Tebow has progressed.
“I’m very happy with it,” Elway said. “The whole staff is very happy. The team is very happy. Over the seven games he’s started, we’ve won six of those and we’ve won in a lot of different ways.”
Sunday’s victory against the Minnesota Vikings turned out to be another way Tebow and the Broncos pulled out a win: via a shootout.
In Tebow’s six previous starts, none had really pitted two offenses firing on all cylinders. In most games, the Broncos defense held firm and the offense produced when it counted to get the victory.
But this time around, Tebow and the Broncos needed to match the offensive outburst that the Vikings displayed, and they were able to do that.
“It gives us the confidence to know that if we do get in a shootout, we can keep up,” Elway said. “There’s not many people out there who thought we could win a shootout. I think this answered a lot more questions out there that we could go ahead and if things weren’t going well on the defensive side that we are able to answer the bell offensively.”
Tebow had his best passing game all season, going 10-for-15 for 202 yards and two touchdowns. He had four completions for more than 20 yards. He was able to put up those numbers without really having to carry the ball. One week after recording 22 rushes, he had just four against the Vikings.
“It just goes to show you what a weapon he is, that if they shut down one aspect whether it be with his legs, that he can beat them with his arm and vice versa,” Elway said. “If they’re going to make him throw the football, he can beat them with his legs. I think that’s one of the great attributes Tim has, that he can do both.”
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