Oakland Raiders coach Hue Jackson, who faces off with the Denver Broncos on Sunday called his division opponent’s quarterback Tim Tebow a “winner.”

Jackson’s comments come as both the Raiders and Broncos come off rough losses. Both teams are also in the midst of intrigue as their quarterbacks are adjusting to new roles leading their respective offenses.

Carson Palmer came to the Raiders nearly three weeks ago and is learning the team’s plays while Tebow is two games in to his run as the starter.

The Denver Broncos lost big on Sunday, 45-10, to the surging Detroit Lions as Tebow’s passing numbers were less than impressive and he was sacked multiple times. The Raider may have fared even worse, with a loss the Sunday prior to last to the Kansas City chiefs where they failed to score a point.

On Monday, however, Jackson said Palmer “looked really sharp” during a team practice.

“Guys were able to make some plays that I think from the first couple of days they didn’t,” he said.

Meanwhile, after Jackson heard from a reporter that Tebow had been confirmed as Sunday’s starter, the coach just spoke in positives about the opposing quarterback.

“That young man will bounce back. He’s a winner. That guy might come in here and be 20 of 21,” Jackson told reporters on Monday.

“He knows how to win football games. I mean he won a big game for them in Miami, yesterday was yesterday, but you never count this young man out because he is really, really good.”

As for Palmer, Jackson said it’s a work in process that’s paying dividends, while praising Palmer.

“Again, he’s a pro. He understands what he needs to do. He’s got to adjust his game a little bit to them, they’ve got to adjust their game to him. I think that process is underway.”