INDIANAPOLIS — Denver Broncos vice president John Elway says he hopes Tim Tebow is the team's long-term solution at quarterback.

Elway has already declared Tebow the starter going into training camp later this year.

Tebow completed less than half his passes last season but posted a series of dramatic comebacks in leading the Broncos to the playoffs, where he threw an 80-yard TD pass to Demaryius Thomas in overtime to beat Pittsburgh. He went 8-5 as the starter but lost four of his last five games.

Elway said he likes Tebow's running ability, size and strength, but he needs to work on his throwing motion, footwork and accuracy on deep throws. Tebow currently is working with new UCLA offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone in Los Angeles.