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Report: Tebow is a “man without much support in Denver”

Tim Tebow

Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow warms up before an NFL football game against the San Diego Chargers, Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, in Denver. (AP Photo/ Jack Dempsey)


We’ve got something that Broncos head honcho John Elway may feel forced to address on Twitter.’s Michael Lombardi writes that Tim Tebow is a “man without much support in Denver” from the previous Broncos staff.

“Most members of the Broncos who were there when the Tebow pick was made are looking to distance themselves from the choice, which is a classic way for things to operate in the NFL,” Lombardi writes.

(The report says no one complained about the pick last year because they wanted to be loyal to Josh McDaniels.)

Lombardi has hinted around at the lack of support for Tebow before, but never this strongly. It makes you wonder who, exactly, isn’t in love with Tebow that was with the organization last year. For Tebow to move forward as a “franchise quarterback,” he will need the support of guys like G.M. Brian Xanders and offensive coordinator Mike McCoy.

There are a lot of reasons this information could come out. Perhaps it’s an early smokescreen from the Broncos that they will consider taking a quarterback at No. 2 overall. Perhaps the news is coming from a former employee with an ulterior motive.

Maybe it’s just the simple, unvarnished truth with no agenda. (But that would be no fun.)