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I don't want to rag on Tim Tebow because I really like the kid and want him to succeed in the NFL.
However, wanting and reality are sometimes light years apart.
Tebow did alright last season coming in for Kyle Orton, but his athleticism in the weak AFC West hid his mechanical breakdowns just enough to rally the Denver fan base in wanting him to be the starter next season.
As a quarterback it's easier coming off the bench than starting. After all you're only in the game because the guy in front of you couldn't get the job done. All you need to do is make one big play and everyone in the stands will want you to be the starter from there on out.
Well Tebow made some plays (mainly with his feet) and the fans ate it up.
Now it looks like Kyle Orton is out and Tebow is in.
Luckily for Tebow, the Broncos were terrible last season so it shouldn't be hard for him to at least meet last season's record.
Unfortunately for Tebow, the fans see in him as the second coming of John Elway, which he isn't even close to.
If the Broncos make Tebow the starting quarterback next season (and all signs are pointing to that) they are only setting him up for failure.
He could be a good NFL quarterback with enough time to work on his mechanics but being thrust into the starting job when he isn't ready will get the fans to turn on him very quickly when things don't go well and he may very well be benched before the halfway point in the season.