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Broncos VP Elway hopes Tebow is long-term QB

By Cliff Brunt

Associated Press

Published: Friday, Feb. 24 2012 10:01 a.m. MST

FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2010, file photo, Denver Broncos quarterbacks Brady Quinn (9) and Tim Tebow (15) chat before an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. Quinn is apologizing to Tim Tebow for unflattering comments Quinn made about the Denver Broncos' starting quarterback in a GQ article. The article on Tebowmania was written by Michael Silver and titled "The year of Magical Stinking: An Oral History of Tebow Time."

Orlin Wagner, File, Associated Press

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.

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