It’s official, Tim Tebow is now the starting quarterback for the Denver Broncos. I guess last Sunday’s game against the San Diego Chargers was the breaking point for Coach Fox, huh?

After all it did look pretty hopeless for them—that is until Tebow replaced Orton at halftime. The crowd went wild as he led the Broncos out of a 23-10 start in the second half—with two fourth-quarter touchdowns. And although the loss was disappointing, the numbers weren’t all that shameful—29-24. (It could’ve been worse.)

It seemed like Orton’s days were on a downward spiral anyways, so I think it’s safe to assume that most of us saw this coming. And with the Broncos being 1-4, Fox probably figured he had nothing to lose. (So, I seriously doubt that the flashing billboard on 58th and Logan had something to do with it.)

“We have to change and we have to do something to win football games,” Fox
said to reporters on Tuesday. And naturally this is music to the ears of many who thought Fox was never going to replace Orton.

My, my how things have changed. This is a far cry from just a few weeks ago,(along with numerous other occasions), when the coach seemed a little more than hesitant about giving Tebow such a position.

And in some cases, I think change is good. Especially when it works in your favor. And most fans are getting exactly what they want—Tim Tebow. But what if he doesn’t deliver? Now, I’m not trying to be negative, but let’s think realistically for a minute.

Is he ready to take on the position as the starting quarterback for the Denver Broncos? He’s obviously very talented, and even so, there are some people out there who think that Tim Tebow will fail as a starter.

“You can’t judge his performance based on one game, this is the NFL,” said Jay Perez, a dedicated fan, with a Denver Broncos horse tattooed on his arm. “He needs more experience, and these people are going to feel stupid when they see that.”

And of course, others would disagree.

Practically everyone I’ve talked to about the switch is excited about it. They all have extremely high expectations and are anxious to see where Tebow leads the Denver Broncos—which is hopefully down the path to victory.

What do you think? Is Tim Tebow ready to be the starting quarterback for the Denver Broncos?

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this. Please don’t hesitate to tell me what’s OnUrMind.

7 Responses

  1. Debbie

    Well change was needed and only time will tell. I think he will do ok but he still needs experience. He will get that every week. And hopefully help them win along the way. So far it’s been just embarrassing!

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  2. Elliot

    Tim Tebow is an electrifying, as well as polarizing, player. He may develop into a quarterback. I have my doubts. He’s not a drop-back passer and severely lacks the mechanics and structure that Tom Brady or Peyton Manning display so (seemingly) effortlessly. One way or the other, it’s a necessary and clever move by the Broncos office. If he starts winning games and turns into the QB of the franchise, great, if he just doesn’t get it done then fans will see he isn’t the answer and finally be able to just let it go.

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    • April Romo

      Hi Elliot :) You definitely draw some valid points, and have obviously critiqued his technique very well. And I do agree that it was a good move, changes had to be made…Tebow or not, (Brady Quinn would’ve also been a good choice). But only time will tell, and like you said, we will see if he is the answer all of the fans are looking for.
      Thanks for the comment!

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  3. Warren Peace

    Orton’s days were not on a downward spiral, the Broncos just played tougher opponents early in the season. Tebow was given WAY too much credit for the Broncos win last year. According to the advanced statistics at footballoutsiders.com, Tebow HURT the team more than he helped. He was in fact the worst starting QB by far at passing (and the worst at running!) in perhaps a decade. See:

    http://www.footballoutsiders.com/stats/qb2011

    Sure, he played well in the playoffs against the Steelers, but Orton was and is the better QB.

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