Aug 25, 2011 1:09 AM by Lee Douglas
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Nobody's questioning Tim Tebow's character or work ethic, just his readiness.
The Denver Broncos have concluded he's not set to start in the NFL, but that doesn't mean they're ready to cut ties with him.
The latest twist in Denver's summer soap opera is rampant speculation that the Broncos will try to trade or even waive the second-year pro from Florida whose popularity still trumps his polish.
That doesn't make sense either financially or football-wise.
He's the only quarterback on the roster who's under contract after this season. Earlier this month he received a $6.275 million bonus and his salaries through 2014 are very palatable.
So, the Broncos can continue to have patience and see if this project that former coach Josh McDaniels thrust upon them might eventually pan out.
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