There's no reason for Orton to practice with the team, nonetheless as the first-team quarterback. When the Broncos drafted Tebow, the reasoning was clear: They wanted Tebow to be their quarterback of the future.
However, Tebow's time is right now.
Even if Tebow doesn't win you games, he'll fill your seats. Tebow had the best-selling jersey in the offseason after playing only a few games!
We all know Tebow's potential. He was flat-out amazing in Florida, winning two BCS championships, two Maxwell Awards and a Heisman Trophy.
But as we all know, success in college doesn't also translate to success in the NFL.
So let's take a look at Tebow's stats: five touchdowns, three interceptions, 654 passing yards, 227 rushing yards and six rushing touchdowns.
Kyle Orton is a good quarterback. He has 71 touchdowns and 49 interceptions in his career, but the Broncos have their quarterback in Tebow.
Orton only signed a one-year contract extension after being traded to the Broncos from the Bears, and it's time for him to go.
Tebow may not have the prettiest form and he doesn't have as much experience in the NFL as Orton, but he's their guy.
Plain and simple.