Denver Broncos release official statements from John Elway and John Fox on Tim Tebow

By Adam Silverstein
March 21, 2012

Minutes after the Denver Broncos completed a trade with the New York Jets for quarterback Tim Tebow, the organization released a pair of lengthy statements from two of the team’s top decision makers regarding the former Florida Gators signal caller.

The following statements come courtesy of The Denver Post.

Executive vice president of football operations John Elway:

“Tim Tebow deserves an enormous amount of credit for what he accomplished and how he carried himself during his time with the Broncos. From taking over a 1-4 team and leading it to the playoffs to energizing our fans and this community, Tim left an extraordinary mark on this organization. His time in Denver will always hold a special place in Broncos history.

“As a former player, I know the last two weeks were not easy for Tim. He was put in a difficult situation, and I commend him for how he handled it with the same first-class manner he displayed throughout his career in Denver.

“Our goal was to do the best thing for Tim and the Broncos, and I believe the opportunity that presented itself with the New York Jets accomplishes that objective. Tim made a lot of strides last year and has a very promising career ahead of him. If anyone is willing to put the work in to be great, it’s Tim Tebow.

“I have a great deal of respect for Tim and the positive impact he makes both on the field and in the community. He has a bright future in this league, and I’m hopeful he will enjoy continued success with the Jets.”

Head coach John Fox:
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“Tim Tebow brought an incredible spirit and spark to our team that helped us turn the season around. Along the way, he earned the trust of his teammates and coaches while inspiring our fans. His competitiveness, clutch performances and will to win played an instrumental role in our team earning a division title and advancing in the playoffs.

“Tim works as hard as any player I’ve ever coached, and that work ethic will continue to serve him well with the Jets. He goes out to practice early, stays late and comes in on his day off. Tim does everything in his power to get better. He’s not afraid to work, and we saw the results of his commitment last season.

“For good reason, Tim has always had a great following. He handled that aspect exceptionally during the amazing run we had. The poise and focus Tim displayed were remarkable and speak volumes for the strength of his character.

“A player and person like Tim don’t come around very often. He is real and he walks the walk. I’m looking forward to watching him continue his career with the Jets, and I wish him the very best.”

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  1. John S. says:

    Tranlation – get out and shut up.

  2. Josh says:

    As a Bronco fan and a Tebow fan, Broncos made a huge mistake getting rid of Tim. And to the Jets? What a slap to the face of a great person and a great player.

  3. BobG says:

    I am physically ill.

    The fans of New York do not deserve Tim Tebow; and he does not deserve the fans and press of NY–without even addressing the Jets’ dysfunctional organization.

  4. Ken (CA) says:

    At Least Fox’s statement actually sounded sincere, while he may not think he is the answer or such, he never talked much about his football, just about Tim as a person and how great he is. Elway’s statement just reeked of insincerity.

    I see that my theory yesterday was 100% correct. Elway sent Tebow to the Jets just to spit in his face. Jax actually offered a much better deal for him.

    From ESPN:
    Jacksonville offered the Broncos $3 million toward Tebow’s salary advance and a fourth-round draft pick, league sources told Schefter. That pick, based on the draft “value chart” that teams use to determine how to use their picks, is more valuable than the picks the Jets offered, sources said.

  5. Mr2Bits says:

    Everyone needs to stop babying Tebow. The dude is a grown man and will succeed wherever he goes. People need to stop treating him like he is 5 and just got his lunch stolen. He will win over the team and city but will continue to have haters much like he did in Denver.

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