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Tim Tebow has plenty of arm, according to former Broncos great John Elway

Tim Tebow is with the best team to start his NFL career, says Elway. Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels has worked with pro quarterbacks like Tom Brady in the past and that should help Tim Tebow.

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In this Jan. 1, 2010 photo, Florida quarterback Tim Tebow stands on the sidelines during the Sugar Bowl football game at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans. Former Broncos quarterback John Elway thinks Tebow, a Denver draft choice, is with the right NFL team.

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Former Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway said he thinks Tim Tebow, the most intriguing pro prospect since Michael Vick, will do just fine in the NFL as he makes the transition from combination college quarterback to prototypical pocket passer.

"I haven't worked with him. I saw him in practice and obviously saw him when he played. I think they are focusing too much on his release. As long as he can get it out in a timely manner, I think he has plenty of arm there," Elway said.

Elway said Tebow is in the perfect place to begin his pro career because of McDaniels' experience working with quarterbacks, but he said fans are going to need plenty of patience.

Tebow attended his birthday party, Elway said, but the two didn't talk football. They will soon.

Elway also praised the way incumbent Kyle Orton has handled the offseason that saw not only the drafting of Tebow but the trade for Brady Quinn.

"I think he's done a heck of a job of handling the whole situation, accepting them and realizing that he has to compete and win football games. That's how you keep your job," Elway said. "I look for Kyle to have a good year."

Elway said he hasn't been around the Broncos enough but said eight to 10 wins would be a successful season for the team that beefed up its defensive front but also lost Pro Bowl wideout Brandon Marshall.

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