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The Denver Broncos have created quite a mess for themselves.
Kyle Orton is available for trade. No, we changed our mind. Okay, you can have him, but we want this, this, and this. Alright, Kyle Orton is staying in Denver, our backup stinks.
Confused yet? Imagine how the players for the Denver Broncos feel. Tim Tebow hysteria has poisoned the minds of the Denver Broncos front office. The former Florida Gator, Heisman winning standout has created quite the stir amongst the Broncos fan base. He had the highest selling jersey in team history proving that Denver Broncos fans believe he is the savior for their once proud franchise.
Let that sink in.
Tim Tebow, who has only started three games in a Denver Broncos uniform, has outsold the likes of two time Super Bowl winning quarterback John Elway. The man says everything right, works hard, has a selfless attitude, and competes as if his life were on the line.
Those are all good things, but that does not win football games in this league. A quick release, adept knowledge, accurate throws, and timely plays win football games in the NFL as a starting quarterback.
The Denver Broncos wanted to see if their gamble would work on the field as much as it has worked for them off the field with the attention of national media coverage and jersey sales. After just a couple days into camp taking first team reps, Tim Tebow, the over-hyped, incapable quarterback, has been bumped down to third on the quarterback depth chart.
The problem here is that the charismatic hard-working second year player has began to create a divide within a locker room. One thing you definitely cannot afford is a division within the locker room on who your team leader should be.
John Elway, the new Denver Broncos general manager, experimented with the idea of accelerating Tim Tebow's time line. As his first year in the GM position, he may have created an unwarranted rift within the locker room and the fan base.
On top of all this, the Denver Broncos have a new head coach in John Fox. John Fox has had prior experience in the NFL as a head coach with a stint with the Carolina Panthers. Fox should be able to gain control of his squad and get them up to speed in the short off season.
Even with Fox's experience, the Denver Broncos have a brewing quarterback controversy, warranted or not, which could prove to be a thorn in their side halfway through the season.