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Elway: Tebow is the starter, but Broncos are in the QB market

Denver Broncos v San Diego Chargers

SAN DIEGO, CA - NOVEMBER 27: Former quarterback John Elway reacts to a play on the sidelines against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on November 27, 2011 in San Diego, California. The Broncos won 16-13 in overtime. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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Broncos front office boss John Elway wouldn’t dare anger Denver fans by suggesting that anyone other than Tim Tebow will enter training camp as the starting quarterback. But he will go so far as to say he hopes to acquire someone who can compete with Tebow in camp.

We will be in the market to find more quarterbacks,” Elway told the Denver Post at the Senior Bowl. “That’s our approach with Tim being our starter as we go to training camp, that we’ll look at free agency and the draft.”

Elway has described the kind of quarterback he likes as “the big athlete who can throw the ball from the pocket,” which doesn’t exactly fit Tebow to a T and serves as a reminder that Tebow is the quarterback Elway inherited, not the quarterback Elway chose.

The question now is whether Elway will choose to bring in a quarterback who has a real chance of unseating Tebow in training camp.