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Broncos’ Tebow not worried about spotlight backlash

Patrick Saunders
The Denver Post
Denver Broncos QB's Tim Tebow (15) Brady Quinn (9) Tom Brandstater (3) and Kyle Orton (8) head to the passing station during practice Monday, May 17, 2010 at Dove Valley. John Leyba, The Denver Post

Quarterback Tim Tebow, fourth on the depth chart as the Broncos gathered today for their first passing camp, remains a lightning rod of media and public attention.

But the first-round draft choice and 2007 Heisman Trophy winner is not worried about any of his new teammates growing resentful over his high profile.

“That’s not something I can control much,” Tebow said. “I think something my (teammates) will know is how hard I’ll work, and my character and what I’m all about. So I don’t think that will bother them too much, to be honest.”

Coach Josh McDaniels made it clear that Tebow is not forcing himself into the center ring.

“I don’t think Tim is really doing much of that,” McDaniels said. “He was a successful

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player in college, but he’s just like any other rookie. He stood up and introduced himself (to the team) as a rookie. He got the fewest reps today, which is what you expect from a rookie. I think he’s going to let his performance speak for him.”

Working behind incumbent starter Kyle Orton, and fellow backups Brady Quinn and Tom Brandstater, Tebow threw fewer than 10 passes during today’s team drills. That was fine with him. He’s content to spend his time soaking up a new playbook and to familiarize himself with new teammates.

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