NFL Preseason 2010: Tim Tebow to Start By Week Six, Lee Corso Predicts

Brad GoldbachCorrespondent IAugust 13, 2010

ENGLEWOOD, CO - AUGUST 05:  Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Bronocs takes part in practice during training camp at Dove Valley on August 5, 2010 in Englewood, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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The talk about Tim Tebow's Friar Tuck haircut has died down a little, especially after he buzzed the remnants off.

Now, the talk has shifted to his actual play on the football field.

This weekend, Tebow will finally get a chance to partake in his first NFL game as the Broncos take on Cincinnati in their first preseason game Sunday.

Might this be the first glimpse of the Broncos soon-to-be starter?

Lee Corso thinks so. He said that he thinks Tebow will be a starter by Week Six this season.

Yeah, that's a lot sooner than everyone thought possible, or good for Tebow's development as a football player.

The usual consensus on grooming quarterbacks is to give them some time to learn the system, perhaps at least a year or two, before throwing them into the fire.

Tebow is not most quarterbacks, though, for better and worse.

His mechanics aren't your typical NFL mechanics, so conventional wisdom says that Tebow needs time to continuing retooling those mechanics to become an effective quarterback.

He also ran the spread in college and pounded the ball more than any other quarterback, maybe ever. So, he will need some time to learn how to run an NFL offense before he can step in.

But, Tebow is more driven than most guys who come into the league. He has more charisma than most as well. And, he might be one guy who can step in and actually take the position in accordance with Corso's prediction because of his incredible work ethic.

There would be some growing pains, of course. But if Tebow has proven anything in his career, it is that no matter how he does things on the field, the result is winning.

Just when you thought the talk about Tebow started to die down, the actual football games are here.

You will get your first glimpse of Tebow on Sunday, and you might be getting your first glimpse of Denver's starting quarterback by Week Six, if you believe Lee Corso.