Denver Broncos executive vice president John Elway doesn’t hate Tim Tebow.
If he did, Elway wouldn’t have personally apologized for recent comments that made it seem the Denver Broncos’ commitment to Tebow was lacking.
And while still hesitant to unequivocally proclaim Tebow as the franchise’s "quarterback of the future," Elway wouldn’t be planning to work hands-on with Tebow this offseason if he didn’t think that potential was there.
"Do I know where that ceiling is? I hope that ceiling is a mile high," Elway said. "It’s just hard to predict. I don’t have that answer right now. But there’s nobody more supportive or wants him to be that guy than me."
The two will become even closer in the offseason. Elway said he plans to "spend a lot of time" with Tebow and Broncos quarterbacks coach Adam Gase.
The final four regular-season games will go a long way toward determining how Denver addresses the quarterback position during the offseason. Depending on how Tebow fares, the Broncos will decide how great an investment they want to make in adding another quarterback either through free agency or the draft.
Keeper league owners who are happy with Tebow are no doubt hoping that Elway realizes he's the man to lead the Broncos into the future. In the fantasy football world, they are the ones with the most at stake.