A new book about John Elway is being talked about this week, not because it is speaking highly of the Broncos legend, but because it takes a number of shots at Tim Tebow.
Tebow, 33, played for the Denver Broncos in 2010-11. He took over the starting job and even won a playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. However, Elway was not a fan of Tebow and his passing deficiencies.
Jason Cole’s new book, Elway: A Relentless Life, gives us a glimpse into that 2011 season in Denver where it revealed how Tebow was getting pretty trashed for some of his actions.
The book alleges that Tebow charged $50,000 to speak at churches on top of asking Elway’s wife to speak at a charity event, but Tebow’s brother said it would cost $50,000. The Elways reportedly declined.
One Broncos staffer allegedly called Tebow: “The most self-centered humble guy I’ve ever met.”
As far as his play on the field, one teammate says he had no clue what the hell was going on.
“As one teammate put it bluntly that season: ‘He has no idea what’s going on out there. If the first read doesn’t work, he’s just making it up.’”
Tebow has since given up on his football career, and taken his talents to playing minor league baseball. He also serves as a college football analyst for ESPN.