# 8 Kyle Orton, 6-4 225
# 9 Brady Quinn, 6-3 235
#15 Tim Tebow, 6-3 245
Selling jerseys doesn't equate to the starting job, at least not just yet. Kyle Orton still is the most experienced QB in the system and is the most familiar with the rest of the offense.
Orton had a solid season last year while adjusting to new surroundings, so it should be expected for him to step up in 2010. He played through injuries, to himself, and his offensive line; so a healthy year should result in improved performance.
His next contract depends on it (whether with the Broncos or not), and that is usually enough to get the best of any NFL player.
The battle for No. 2 on the depth chart has already begun. Brady Quinn was bought on the cheap, while Tebow as snagged after giving up three high picks.
Quinn has some advantages being familiar with the type of offense and with more NFL experience. Sometimes experience doing it the wrong way shouldn't count in your favor, so there will be pressure on Brady to redeem himself.
Tebow will certainly see the field this season, whether that is in special packages, holding for field goals, or as a true No. 2 QB will depend on how he compares against Quinn in practice. Coach McDaniels has indicated that he has borrowed from the Florida playbook over the years, so that should help Tebow's adjustment to the NFL game.
Teams usually only carry two QB's on their active roster, as Brandstater knows from being placed on the practice squad last season while Orton and Chris Simms manned the QB position.
The Broncos will be in a roster number crunch with three possible QB's on the active roster this season, and certainly the writing is on the wall for Brandstater.
With a live arm and a season of NFL practices under his belt, he could be auditioning for a job somewhere in the NFL. Update: Brandstater was released by the Broncos and now will try to latch on somewhere else in the NFL.