Earlier this week, Denver Broncos quarterback Brady Quinn was quoted in an interview with GQ Magazine saying Tim Tebow’s magical season was a lot of “luck.” A day later he apologized for his comments via Twitter.
“The comments attributed to me in a recent magazine article are in NO WAY reflective of my opinion of Tim and the Broncos. Tim deserves a lot of credit for our success and I’m happy for him and what he accomplished. Most importantly, he is a great teammate,” Quinn wrote.Advertisement
“That interview was conducted three months ago, and the resulting story was a completely inaccurate portrayal of my comments,” Quinn continued to write. “I have addressed my disappointment with the writer and have reached out to Tim to clear this up. I apologize to anyone who feels I was trying to take anything away from our team’s or Tim’s success this season.”
Michael Silver, the author of the article titled The Year of Magical Stinking: An Oral History of Tebow Time, insisted he quoted Quinn accurately and has the interview recorded as proof.
Since the media swarms around anything Tebow related, and not to mention it is kind of a big deal when the backup quarterback undermines the starter publicly, Broncos head coach John Fox has decided to put the entire ordeal to rest.
According to ESPN, Fox says Quinn’s apology to Tebow is proof the two have a close relationship and are good friends. He went on to say there is no problem between the two players and seems to be implying this is a big misunderstanding that is getting blown out of proportion by the media.
Fox and Broncos vice president of football operations John Elway have agreed that Tebow is not guaranteed the starting job in 2012. There will be an open competition between Tebow, Quinn and two other quarterbacks who will be added to the roster in the ensuing months.
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