Denver Broncos head coach John Fox looks to give Tim Tebow more playing time this week against the Seattle Seahawks. In effect, it's been speculated that Tebow will come in as the No. 2 quarterback after starter Kyle Orton. But don't get too excited Tebow Nation.
When it comes to preseason football, the most important task is to discover and analyze just how much depth the team has. And for Tebow, it's all about developing his skills.
As plenty of fans have screamed before, Tebow does best in a real game-time situation. So if we accept this as the truth, we believe that Tebow should improve on his poor practice in Dove Valley when he steps under the lights at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. At the least he can wash away the thought of his limited playing time against Buffalo a week prior.
The thing to understand here is that John Fox does not intend to make Tim Tebow his backup quarterback. Just as the preseason goes, this added playing time serves to help Tebow further develop his raw talent into something presentable for an NFL starting position.
This week gives Tebow his best shot at earning more playing time, but also it will most likely be his last outside of practice. As the preseason draws to a close, so do Tebow's opportunities. He will surely make his way onto the field many times during the regular season, but he certainly won't have the privilege of commanding an entire drive.
After Saturday's game, and what will most likely be a short performance the following week to end the preseason, Tebow sightings will be few and far between.