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This is a tough one to call for many reasons.
Even though Kyle Orton has had some great games and some not-so-great games, there still is a chance that a change here couldn't hurt much. But under the existing situation, sooner or later Orton is going to get his head taken off with the crappy pass-blocking and lack of a running game.
There are actually two options here: Tim Tebow or Brady Quinn.
"Brady Quinn?" you ask. But hear me out.
We already gave away one of the key answers to the running game deficiency in trading Peyton Hillis to the Cleveland Browns for Quinn before the season began—and that was a total disaster, except for the Brownies.
But let him play out the season and see if there is any trade value for him, and also to keep Orton from getting killed. Who knows, Quinn might turn out OK, right?.....Right?
And why not start Tebow, you ask? First, because I don't think he is ready yet and can use the rest of this season to continue to learn what playing NFL QB is all about, And it still allows him to be used in certain situations that will give him some experience but not get him hurt.
And secondly, I wouldn't start Tebow because if he fails at all, he blows McDaniels' chance at having any rabbit left in his back pocket to pull out to save his job next year.
And that, my friends, is the reason he won't pull that trigger on Mr. Tebow, yet. Jersey sales notwithstanding.