With the firing of head coach Josh McDaniels Monday night, the Denver Broncos now have a crucial decision to make: What ought they to do with rookie quarterback and first-round pick Tim Tebow?
Tebow, of course, became a college football legend at Florida before entering the 2010 draft and going 25th overall to Denver. McDaniels masterminded that selection. With the coach now out of the picture, the Broncos must decide whether to continue viewing Tebow as an eventual successor to current starter Kyle Orton, or to move on with Orton, and without Tebow.
Tebow has thrown only one pass this season, a three-yard touchdown, and has three rushing touchdowns in 12 highly targeted attempts near the goal line. Even if that were a viable long-term role for a first-round pick (and it isn't), the situation seems tenuous with Orton and Tebow going forward. Read on for five things that could happen to resolve this looming issue over the next eight months.