If you have been following football lately you know about quaterback Tim Tebow for the Denver Broncos. He is 6-1 in the last 7 games after taking over for Kyle Orton. Tebow is known as an incredible motivating and somehow is able to win close games, even if he plays horrible through the first three quarters. Tebow has often shown an inability to throw the ball, which is key for a quarterback. November 13, 2011 Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos won 17-10 over the Kansas city Chiefs. According to http://scores.espn.go.com/nfl/recap?gameId=311113012 Tebow threw the ball only 8 times while only completing 2 passes. It is almost unheard of for a quarterback to only complete 2 passes and win the game, in fact it has only happened 5 times in the history of the NFL.
John Elway was the quaterback for the Denver Broncos from 1983 to 1999. In his career he won 2 superbowls and set countless records during his career. He was and still is a legend throughout the league. In 2004 he was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame. With his playing career behind him, Elway is now the Executive Vice President of football operations. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Elway
John Elway has not shied away from saying his opinion about Tim Tebow.
1. “I don’t think Tim Tebow is a good quarterback at this level at this time,” Elway told Peter King of NBC and Sports Illustrated. http://denver.sbnation.com/denver-broncos/2011/1/8/1923560/john-elway-tim-tebow-denver-broncos
2.“Any closer to feeling if you have your quarterback on this team?”
Elway flatly answered “no.”
“I think obviously [Tebow is] making progress week in and week out. When you look at our third down numbers, those have to improve. I mean, that’s the bottom line,” Elway said. “We can’t go 3-for-13 [on third downs] and win a world championship. Those are the type of things we have to keep improving.” http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/11/21/elway-broncos-are-no-closer-to-finding-quarterback-of-future/
It is clear to see that Elway is not entirely behind his young quarterback. My question is whether Elway should be negative about his quarterback (like he is doing), glorify his quarterback (lie), or not say anything. According to Rawls’ liberty principle Elway can speak his mind as long as it does not violate the rights of Tebow. Is Elways limiting Tebow in anyway by his comments? That comes down to whether or not you believe Elway is saying the comments to attack Tebow or just voicing his opinion.
I think that if anyone had the right to say negative things about Tebow it would be Elway. He is one of the best quarterbacks in history and is in a position of power for the team that Tebow plays on. Elway’s opinion about Tebow is asked in almost every interview that he does and he responds honestly. He is not going to sugar coat the truth for a quarterback that he doesn’t believe in.