Tim Tebow Should Start For Denver Broncos Week 15 Against Oakland Raiders

Brandon Galvin@bgny3Featured ColumnistDecember 17, 2010

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 12:  Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos walks off the field following the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 12, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona.  The Cardinals defeated the Broncos 43-13.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Rookie superstar quarterback Tim Tebow should start for the Denver Broncos Week 15 when they battle their division rival Oakland Raiders. Kyle Orton is reportedly dealing with a lot of pain, according to the Denver Post.

Orton is enjoying a fantastic season. He currently has 3653 yards, 20 touchdowns and just nine interceptions with a 58.8 completion percentage. He has been terrible for the lowly Broncos in the past two games. He completed 28 of 69 attempted passes for 283 yards, zero touchdowns, three interceptions and a lost fumble in those two games.

The Broncos are playing without any heart or life. Josh McDaniels was rightfully fired. Studesville was just lit up in Arizona in his first game as interim head coach. As he hopes he to make an impression on Broncos management, the best bet is to announce Tim Tebow as the starter.

Although Kyle Orton has been great statistically, the Broncos have just three wins this season.

Tebow will inject much-needed life and inspiration into this team.

He will give Broncos nation something to root for Sunday. Tebow has the talent to be a great NFL quarterback. He may not have the supporting cast or even high NFL IQ just yet, but Tebow has the poise, intensity and will to lead his teammates. Heart and inspiration go along way for teammates, and Tebow has the innate ability to bring out the most out of his teammates. He may just be a young kid in the NFL, but I believe the veterans will rally behind him in his first NFL start. As important, Tebow has the poise to go into Oakland and tune out Raider nation.

The Broncos will go in with their heads hanging if Kyle Orton starts against the Raiders. If Tebow starts, this team may be more fired up than at any point in the season. At the very least, it will give management an opportunity to see what Tebow has after 13 games of watching and playing in limited packages.

Tebow has only thrown one pass this season, a three-yard touchdown. He has only rushed 12 times this season for 28 yards, but three went for touchdowns.

It’s time to see what Tim Tebow has to offer as a starting quarterback. It may not be the prettiest debut start, but he just may keep his team in the game. Even if he fails, Tim Tebow has a bright future and will be a star NFL quarterback at some point in his career.