Broncos evaluating quarterbacks to go with Tebow

We interrupt the current Peyton Manning saga to say that we haven't had a Tim Tebow story in about two weeks.

Until now ... sort of.

The Denver Post reports that Broncos officials spent some of their time in Mobile, Ala., look at the quarterbacks who took part in the Senior Bowl, including Arizona's Nick Foles and Oklahoma State's Brandon Weeden.

Team president John Elway has already said Tebow will enter training camp as the starter, but reiterated that the team has to find more quarterbacks, since Brady Quinn is a likely free agent and the Broncos waived Kyle Orton toward the end of the regular season.

"We will be in the market to find more quarterbacks," said John Elway, the Broncos' executive vice president of football operations. "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."

Does it mean the Broncos aren't going to give Tebow his shot? No, it doesn't?

Does it mean that whoever comes in as a veteran or a draft pick won't have a shot to win the starting job if Tebow falters? No, it doesn't mean that either, as Elway says, "Anybody who comes in at any position is going to think they have a chance to compete. Any free agent or anybody that comes in here when we start training camp is going to be competing for jobs.

"Obviously with Tim's reputation, if the guy is afraid to come in and compete for that job, then maybe he's not the right guy."

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