It is evident that Quinn has performed well this preseason, so it would be a lie if we told you he has not earned a shot at moving up the depth chart. He also did well last night except for the interception in the red zone.
The question that begs an answer: Where does this leave Tebow?
From a coach’s standpoint, there are certain things you want to see from your players, and how they match up with the scheme is one of those things.
By the look of it, both Kyle Orton and Quinn match up better with John Fox’s scheme than Tebow currently does.
The fact of the matter is that no matter what you do, you are more likely to be successful if you play to your strengths.
That also goes for Tebow.
Considering the unique talent Tebow possesses, it is a shame the Denver Broncos do not have a coach that is creative enough to utilize that talent in a proper manner.
Since Tebow is such an unorthodox quarterback, he would need an unorthodox scheme to be successful. Unfortunately, that is not something Fox can offer him.
Tebow is not the kind of quarterback that allows the coach to sit on the fence and see what happens. If a team is going to go with Tebow as its starter, the team needs to go all in.
The entire playbook would have to be rewritten. This highly talented young quarterback would be successful if a coach actually designed a playbook playing to Tebow's strengths. Unfortunately, it looks like that won’t be happening any time soon in Denver.
During the offseason, it was announced there would be a quarterback competition in Denver. That's a lie. There never was a real competition—not for the starting position, anyway.
This is because both Fox and John Elway know that what Denver will be doing schematically does not go well with what Tebow does best. It all came down to survival of the fittest.
There was never a quarterback competition, but there is a competition to who will be traded.
By the look of it, Tebow will be traded at some point this season. Due to the lack of creativity, Fox does not have a way to utilize Tebow, and let’s face it: $9.75 million is a lot of money to pay a third-stringer.
That is certainly a decision that will be heavily criticized. If Tebow is successful with another team in the NFL, the decision to trade him might also be the end of the Elway and Fox era in Denver.