Denver Broncos

Denver Broncos: Has Tim Tebow Become Owner Pat Bowlen's Ball and Chain?

DENVER - DECEMBER 26:  Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos rolls out and looks to deliver a pass against the Houston Texas at INVESCO Field at Mile High on December 26, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Texans 24-23.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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James WalkerAnalyst IIDecember 30, 2010

The Denver Broncos are arguably the most discombobulated football team in the land.  After two miserable seasons under the direction of wonder boy Josh McDaniels, the Broncos find themselves without a head coach, a defense or happy fans.

However, they do have Tim Tebow.

Is that a good or bad thing?  Josh McDaniels went out on a serious limb and moved up for a second pick in the first round this past NFL draft to get Tebow thinking he was the second coming of Jesus Christ and must become a Denver Bronco.  Some applauded and most laughed at him when he did it.

Now, McDaniels is gone and owner Pat Bowlen will soon hire a new head coach to lead this once proud organization.  Normally this would not be a big deal, but this time it may be quite different.

Who wants to coach a team that has a QB few think is capable of leading the offense into the future?

Think about it.  Can you remember a player such as Tebow that has stirred such emotions throughout the fanbase, pundits and whoever else cares to weigh in on the subject?

Some may argue that the Denver Broncos head coaching job is one of the most coveted positions in the NFL.  However, with Tim Tebow behind center, which potential candidate for the job wants to take on the task of either making Tebow successful or cutting him to the dismay of many people?

The next head coach must rebuild the team, and the one area with the most glaring need is the defense.  That's no small task—and couple that with the QB situation—is that too much for some to take on?

Josh McDaniels was out after two seasons.  Some think he was given too much authority and power for being so young and inexperienced.  The mess he created in Denver is not going to be cleaned up with a quick sweep.  It's going to be a major overhaul.

Let's say the person they hire decides to keep Tebow.  Who will they bring in to coach and develop Tebow while focusing on rebuilding the defense?

On the other hand, if it's decided that Tebow was a mistake and is cut, then what do you focus on first?  Drafting another QB in the first round while pushing the needs of the defense into the back seat once again?  Or do they keep Kyle Orton and Brady Quinn and put the vast majority of their time into the defense?

Will Pat Bowlen give his new head coach more than two seasons to right the ship?

It is said that Bowlen will bring in John Elway and hire a new GM to assist in the project.  Elway has gone on record saying that he likes Tebow and thinks he's a winner.  Will the next head coach agree?

Only time will tell what the future holds for the Denver Broncos.  In the meantime, Timmy will start his third and final game of the 2010 season against the San Diego Chargers this weekend. 

Will this be another opportunity for Tebow to show Bowlen that he is worthy of consideration, or simply his last time playing for the Denver Broncos?

Stay tuned.


James Walker is a National and Syndicated Writer for Bleacher Report.  You can follow him on Twitter and Facebook. 

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