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Tim Tebow the *fourth* best QB in Denver now?

Posted on: August 23, 2011 3:47 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

My poor colleague Ryan Wilson -- determined to see whether or not Tim Tebow could take over the top spot on the Broncos depth chart at quarterback, he fired up the "Tebow Tracker" for all of Denver's preseason games. It's turned out to be an exercise in futility, as Tebow quickly lost out on the starting job to Kyle Orton.

That's not the full extent of the bad news for Tebow, either. John Fox called the Florida product a "work in progress" and it seems as if he's getting beat out for the second-string spot by Brady Quinn. (You probably knew that, but read the sentence again anyway.)

But wait -- there's more! According to Yahoo Sports Mike Silver, Tebow might not even be the third best quarterback in Denver right now.

"If everything was totally equal, and this were a competition based only on performance at this camp, Tebow would probably be the fourth-string guy," a highly knowledgable member of the Broncos organization told Silver on Monday. "Kyle is far and away the best, and Tebow’s way behind Quinn, too.

"And I’m telling you, Adam Weber is flat-out better right now."
Can Tebow make it as an NFL QB?

Adam Weber, for those that don't know, is the former quarterback of the Minnesota Golden Gophers who was signed by Denver as an undrafted free agent once the lockout ended. He is also pictured above, right.

He's the all-time leader for touchdowns passes in Golden Gopher football history and he passed for more than 2,500 yards in each of his four seasons with Minnesota. He compiled 72 touchdowns over that time to 51 interceptions.

On the other hand, Weber did not win the Heisman Trophy, nor did he win a BCS Championship. And he was not reached for in the first round of the NFL Draft just two years ago.

That's precisely why things are not "totally equal" -- Tebow cost the Broncos too much for them to relegate him to the practice squad, even if Fox feels like the most controversial quarterback in the NFL these days can't become a legitimate NFL quarterback.

Somewhere, though, Merrill Hoge is smiling.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 1:43 am
 

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Since: May 8, 2011
Posted on: August 25, 2011 3:23 pm
 

Tim Tebow the *fourth* best QB in Denver now?

This whole Tim Tebow saga has really made the preseason quite fascinating. Considering where Orton and Tebow were going into the preseason and where they are now it’s going to be interesting to see how this all plays out as the year(s) go along. Being outplayed by Orton, Quinn and possibly Weber doesn’t bode well for Tebow and all the scrutiny he faces but in the end he is going to have to deal with it because it is unavoidable for him. He’s a winner with great instincts but will that translate to the NFL game. A lot of people have varying opinions and I think I’m swaying towards the won’t category but really, who knows.

 



Since: Aug 23, 2011
Posted on: August 25, 2011 4:08 am
 

Tim Tebow the *fourth* best QB in Denver now?

Frankly I dont know how anyone on here can say they have watched and can see Tebow isnt nfl material. Tebow hasnt been given enough reps in an actual game to know wether he is or isnt. I just think you need to give a guy some real game time before tossing him asside. Game situations are allot different from practice. Hell you put the money on the line when you drafted the man. Let him play lets see. HMMM and how many games did orton win last year. Its being said he is the broncos best chance to win. If thats the case with his win loss record last year it wont hurt a thing to play Tebow because we arent going to the playoffs anyway. Let him in let him play and put an end to all this bantoring back and forth.



Since: Nov 17, 2008
Posted on: August 24, 2011 6:28 pm
 

Tim Tebow the *fourth* best QB in Denver now?

nmbronco1 - I've heard the exact same take on McDaniels from all my BroncoFan friends.  It's hard to beat the Maroney deal in terms of stupid though.  I like Tebow, and despite his success at Florida, I had my doubts he'd even be drafted...much less as a QB.  Anybody that thinks college success automatically equals NFL success doesn't know football.  I really laugh when I hear somebody say their favorite currently-great college team could take one of the weaker NFL teams.  That statement is wrong on so many levels you just have to shrug.  I was a big Shanahan fan and of course, who didn't at least pull for Elway a little after all those years of coming close.  I was glad to see the Broncos and Elway finally get theirs back in the 90s. Maybe better days are ahead for Denver.  I think Orton will produce but I see the Chargers as too strong.



Since: Jan 2, 2007
Posted on: August 24, 2011 4:14 pm
 

Tim Tebow the *fourth* best QB in Denver now?

BamaChil - you sound like a reasonable guy.  I've been a diehard Bronco fan since 1979 and am up on all things Broncos.  Tim Tebow never was a good fit here.  The fan base is divided between those that love him and those that don't.  It's all because our former lame excuse for a head coach Josh McDaniels made some huge drafting gaffes and Tebow was one of them.  Now the team is trying to pick up the pieces of McDaniels' disasterous 2 year stint.  It just is a distraction that someone who isn't even going to be a starter is in the headlines so much.  No one doubts he is a decent guy, but Tim Tebow is like every other NFL player - someone who has to earn his spot on a professional football team roster.  Right now he is barely doing that even though a vocal group of fans believe he should be named the starting QB.  It's a mess 4 sure!



Since: Nov 17, 2008
Posted on: August 24, 2011 4:03 pm
 

Tim Tebow the *fourth* best QB in Denver now?

nmbronco1 - I'm sure you do see that stuff, and I'm sure if I was a Gator, I'd be more inclined to call for Tebow as a starter no matter what.  Don't get me wrong - I agree that fans have every right to like, dislike, support, or not support players, and state their opinions without being dismissed as "haters" just because they don't agree with someone else.  I don't know anything about the inner workings of the Bronco organization, but I do know that for the system he was in at Florida, Tebow was near ideal and his results there speak for themselves.  NFL? We'll see.  Good luck to your Broncos, either way.  ROLL TIDE 



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