After nearly leading Denver to a dramatic comeback win over the San Diego Chargers, it is safe to say that it is officially “Tebow Time” in Denver.
According to FOX Sports, the Broncos are set to name the former Heisman Trophy winner and two-time national champion from Florida their new starter at quarterback.
Tebow, who would only complete four out of his ten passing attempts for 79 yards, but he would also rush for 38 yards on six carries—highlighted by a 12 yard touchdown run.
While Tebow was not able to earn his second career win in the NFL, he all but ended Kyle Orton’s days as a starter in Denver.
Orton who did not help his case in Denver by going 6-of-13 for 34 yards and one interception, but with the over-whelming fan support and outcry to start Tebow, the Broncos would be wise to re-open talk with the Dolphins and trade him to Miami.
With due respect to the Dolphins, but Sage Rosenfels? Seriously?
And not even a thought of trying to sign ex- Jaguar quarterback David Garrard or even Trent Edwards? Really?
With starting quarterback Chad Henne out for the year with separated shoulder to his non-throwing arm, the Dolphins need a real quarterback, and intentionally tanking for the #1 pick to—possibly—land Stanford Cardinal quarterback Andrew Luck is very remote at best.
If the Dolphins are smart, they should already be on the phone with Orton’s agent five minutes ago, the second Tebow came in.
An Orton trade to Miami is a win-win for both the Broncos and Dolphins. Period.
For the record, while I’m not completely sold on Tebow as a starting QB in the NFL, I did accurately state that he would become the starter in Denver during a column that I wrote in February.
I also felt that second-string quarterback Brady Quinn deserves a shot—at best—of proving his worth, before completely considering Tebow.
At the end of the day, an Orton trade to Miami may be just what the proverbial doctor ordered for both franchises as Orton would no longer have to hear fans chanting for Tebow in Miami.
Orton would also be re-united with former teammate wide receiver Brandon Marshall, and have a decent running game in Miami with rookie Daniel Thomas and tailback Reggie Bush.
The main benefit for Orton would be in throwing to —perhaps—one of the most underrated slot receivers in Brian Hartline, Davone Bess and tight end Antony Fasano.
For Denver, the Broncos would finally have a face to re-brand and build around again in Tebow, if he is going to be a truly dynamic and elite quarterback, Tebow needs to learn better pocket awareness and improve his accuracy first with the NFL now being a passing league.
Hopefully the Broncos front office is fully aware of this as they name Tebow their new starter, the only thing the remains left to be seen is can be also become their savior.
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