Tim Tebow: John Elway Hinting One QB May Be Moved by Week 1
Elway Not Committing To Any Quarterback Yet
John Elway has been playing a quarterback game since the day he walked into the Broncos' front office to take over executive duties.
There was pre-draft noise about drafting a quarterback, which was nothing more than a smokescreen, and now Elway is talking about moving either Tim Tebow or Kyle Orton prior to the first week of the season.
All of this is dependant on the lockout being lifted, but you have to think if there only is a few weeks to get things up and running Orton will be in Denver for at least one more year.
Speaking on Sirius XM radio Tuesday, Elway said it is “hard to tell” if both Tim Tebow and Kyle Orton will be on the team’s roster in Week One.
We don’t want to give anything away, but Tebow will be there. That leaves Orton, who Elway says will compete with Tebow and Brady Quinn for playing time in training camp.
Elway pointed out via Lindsay Jones of the Denver Post that the new coaching staff hasn’t even seen the players in action live, so it’s too early to assume anything. His comments make it sound like Orton will be available.
This sounds a lot like what Eric Mangini did in 2009 with Derek Anderson and Brady Quinn. So for Quinn, this is a recurring nightmare.
The question now is if Elway has a plan, or if he is fooling everyone, including himself. Mangini played the "who is going to be my Week 1 starter?" game all throughout training camp and really playing it up in the media.
By Week 3, it was apparent Mangini had no idea what he was doing, and combined with a clueless offensive coordinator, the Browns 2009 season quickly nosedived and the owner would fire the general manager at mid-season and hire Mike Holmgren before the year ended.
I do not think Elway is that dumb, so I do believe he is toying with the media and there is a plan. That plan includes Tebow and that is all there is to it.
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