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Fox: Orton, Tebow, Quinn will compete for QB job

Posted on: June 21, 2011 9:04 am
Edited on: June 21, 2011 1:10 pm
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Posted by Ryan Wilson

New Broncos coach John Fox may not have access to his players, but he's used the lockout to watch film of every game of each player on Denver's roster.

"I like the guys on our team right now, but I can't tell you how much yet," Fox told the Denver Post. "I've only spent one day with them. You find out how much you like them when you get on the field with them. There's nothing like seeing them with the naked eye."

And despite the rumors that Kyle Orton could end up elsewhere when the 2011 season starts, Fox still contends all three quarterbacks -- Orton, Tim Tebow and even Brady Quinn -- will compete for the starting job.

"I've said it before and I mean it: It'll be a competition," Fox said. "Competition is what this game's about, whether if it's an opponent or a depth chart. It's been this way as long as I can remember."

Fair enough, but Tebow seems to be the favorite; Orton appears destined to be traded; and Quinn, as has been the case for most of his NFL career, could be the odd man out.

Not that it means anything because players from around the league often work out together in the offseason, but Orton trained with Larry Fitzgerald recently. That the Cardinals are in the market for a new quarterback only fuel the rumors.

Depending on when the lockout ends, there's also the slim possibility that Fox might want to acquire veteran QB Jake Delhomme (they were together in Carolina) to serve as a mentor. And since Orton is entering his seventh year in the league, it's safe to assume Delhomme would be working with Tebow. That's another sign that Orton might not be long for Denver. But that's less surprising than Fox saying Quinn has a legit shot at the starting job.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 2:59 pm
 

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Since: Jun 22, 2011
Posted on: June 22, 2011 11:53 am
 

Fox: Orton, Tebow, Quinn will compete for QB job

Does it really matter? Denver will do nothing this year. Orton is the best of the two, I don't count Quinn, he is a total joke.




Since: Dec 5, 2006
Posted on: June 21, 2011 3:40 pm
 

Fox: Orton, Tebow, Quinn will compete for QB job

You obviously didnt watch him play last year. 100 passer rating and great leadership, more like sending the team 5 years into the future.



Since: Apr 24, 2011
Posted on: June 21, 2011 3:31 pm
 

Fox: Orton, Tebow, Quinn will compete for QB job

The Broncos should deal Orton while the market is hot. Tebow looked amazing and reportedly the locker room loves his leadership. Quinn is a tad bit underated and could defienetly improve in good time, so long as he has a legitimate veteran mentor. Having Tebow start with Delhomme mentoring behind him and Quinn on third would be a great QB setup. Delhomme did wonders with Colt - McCoy was terrible last preseason but working with Delhomme, McCoy came out and played well against some elite defenses.



Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: June 21, 2011 12:16 pm
 

Fox: Orton, Tebow, Quinn will compete for QB job

I have read that the Broncos have so much confidence in Orton, Quinn, and Tebow that Fox was considering playing a different QB for the first three quarters and then giving the 4th quarter to the QB who has the best performance of the day.
Where did you hear that crap?  Heck, its not even possible as you are not allowed to play the 3rd QB except in case of injury to your first two QBs.  No injury, then your 3rd QB is inactive for the game.



Since: Mar 24, 2008
Posted on: June 21, 2011 11:55 am
 

Fox: Orton, Tebow, Quinn will compete for QB job

In 2010 the NFL revenue was $7.8 billion per the Plunkett Research estimates.  I highly doubt holding 3 quarterbacks is going to put the Broncos ownership in the red.  Besides, Tebow was a late 1st round pick.  Tebow is a bargain in terms of his worth to a franchise.  Tebow was worshipped at Florida, and deservedly so.  The Broncos fans will come to love him as well.  The rest of the league does not need to like him, as long as he is your guy.  Quinn is there on the cheap, and Orton is making low grade starter money.  The Broncos are in a good position to see which of the 3 is best for the franchise.  I would consider this situation a favorable one for the Broncos.



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: June 21, 2011 11:52 am
 

Fox: Orton, Tebow, Quinn will compete for QB job

I have read that the Broncos have so much confidence in Orton, Quinn, and Tebow that Fox was considering playing a different QB for the first three quarters and then giving the 4th quarter to the QB who has the best performance of the day. If the QB's are all about the same caliber then Fox should just pick a name out of the hat because according to Fox's logic he can't go wrong with any of the three QBs.


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