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Right now, Tim Tebow's value is all in what he might do for McD and the Denver Broncos. McD will never have officially failed in Denver until Tebow fails. If Orton can lead this team to a 7-9 record through a strong second-half push, I feel the season will have been salvaged.
McD will hold onto his job another year, and we may have another year of Orton if things start off hot. Tebow is currently serving as McDaniel's golden ticket, and will eventually serve as a distraction to a losing effort. If we start rebuilding now and throw Tebow in and he fails, McDaniels will be fired, and we will more than likely start this personnel merry-go-round all over again.
If Tebow gets hurt, McDaniels is gone. I'd much rather start him Game 1 of next year and let him figure it out with an improved line, rather than risk losing him or having him develop bad habits behind our horrid offensive line.