Retired scramblers weigh in on Tim Tebow debate

By ARNIE STAPLETON | December 6, 2011 | 1:36 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — There are a handful of men who understand better than anyone this grand Tim Tebow experiment.

Some retired quarterbacks who made a living with their legs rather than their arm and also turned the NFL on its ear in their day have strong opinions about what's happening in Denver.

Randall Cunningham loves it.

Steve Young hates it.

Bobby Douglass admires it.

While they debate whether Tebow can morph into a prototypical pocket passer, they're all pulling hard for the Broncos' quirky quarterback who defies both conventional wisdom and long odds with grit and last-minute magic that render as mere footnotes his messy mechanics and flawed footwork.