He can't look good as a GM AND protect his legacy at the same time by KEEPING a player that he believes will play POORLY (if that's true- which it is not).<quoted text>
The part about Elway being a competitor, I certainly agree. But I do think that mind-set is what probably allows him to think that the Broncos could be good with a mediocre QB.
That way, his legacy as a the greatest Bronco QB could remain intact & he could still look good as a successful GM.
If Tebow does not do well (win), but Elway insists on playing him to make sure nobody threatens his personal accomplishments, as a GM, he will look bad. Therefore, he can not do both at the same time.
Rather pointless though, since the whole protecting legacy thing is totally idiotic.