McDaniels takes high-character players

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Josh McDaniels wants top-character players as he rebuilds the Denver Broncos.

Friday, he made solid progress toward achieving his goals.

Quarterback Tim Tebow has a pristine image and receiver Demaryius Thomas (taken at No. 22) is known for his high character. Denver bypassed Dez Bryant to take Thomas, partly because of Bryant’s character questions.

In the past week, McDaniels has jettisoned Brandon Marshall and Tony Scheffler. Both of those players were benched for the final game of last season for accountability issues.

Ironically, one of the picks (No. 43) acquired in the Marshall trade with Miami was part of the package Denver sent to Baltimore to take Tebow at No. 25.

Tebow will probably take over Marshall’s No. 15 in Denver as well. He wore it in college.

McDaniels wants to clean up the Broncos’ act and so far, he’d doing a nice job of it.