Broncos coach on Tebow: He ought to be celebrated

Denver Broncos head coach John Fox celebrates a touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs during the...

Denver Broncos head coach John Fox celebrates a touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs during the second half of the Bronco's win in their game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri November 13, 2011. REUTERS/Dave Kaup

JOHN KRYK, QMI Agency

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INDIANAPOLIS - Did all the attention surrounding Tim Tebow ever exhaust Denver Broncos head coach John Fox last season?

Not on your life.

"There is a lot about this job that is exhausting," Fox said, laughing. "That's kind of what we're wired for. I think it's a great story and I think he's a kid that ought to be celebrated. In today's society... these types of guys don't come around very often. So, I think it's kind of neat."

In assessing Tebow's future with the Broncos, Fox wasn't vague.

"The reality is that Tim is a very good competitor, a very good player. He led us to the playoffs. He's a young player, No. 1, at a position that takes some time. If you look through history, there are a lot of great quarterbacks that took some time and we're in the middle of that process. I know the type of young man he is. He is going to do everything in his power to get better every day and we'll see where that brings us."

Fox said the fact Tebow's backup, Brady Quinn, was critical of last year's phenom NFLer will have little impact on whether Quinn, a free agent, returns to the team this summer.

"Knowing their relationship, knowing both Brady and Tim very well myself, I think sometimes things get lost in translation," Fox said. "I know their relationship is very close. They have a lot of respect for each other.

"I know [Quinn] was a great teammate and I know Tim knows that. We still like Brady Quinn."

Fox didn't exactly give a ringing endorsement to reports that Tebow is working out with UCLA offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone in Los Angeles, to help improve his delivery.

"Do we mind that he is working out? I would say, 'No.' We're excited about the fact that he's working out and I think he will be better for that."


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