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Broncos G.M. takes issue with report that Tebow lacks support

Tim Tebow

Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow (15) celebrates with running back Correll Buckhalter (28) after scoring a touchdown on a 40-yard run against the Oakland Raiders in the first quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)


First came the report from that there is a lack of support for Tim Tebow within the Broncos building. Then came the news that Kyle Orton remains the team’s starting quarterback.

It’s fair to ask at this time if Tebow is Denver’s quarterback of the future. So PFT did just that Friday to Broncos G.M. Brian Xanders.

“First of all, I think that report was false. I think there’s a lot of people in our building that are behind Tim Tebow,” Xanders said.

While Xanders’ tone of voice indicated he was unhappy with the report, his words could have been stronger. There’s no doubt a lot of people in the building support Tebow. But Lombardi indicated that there are a lot of people don’t support him.

"[Tebow] is someone the franchise invested a lot into in terms of draft picks, the contract, but he’s going to create his role. But he’s done a good job so far with his limited opportunities. So that report was false,” Xanders said.

We were impressed with Tebow’s rookie season overall, but it’s clear he still has a lot to prove. The Broncos currently see him as a backup.

The only head coach that truly saw greatness in Tebow last April -- the one who pushed for Tebow when no one else did -- is now working in St. Louis.