Tim Tebow: Will the Denver Broncos Quarterback See the Field Against Green Bay?

Adam OdekirkContributor IISeptember 30, 2011

GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 01:  Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos throws a pass during the preseason NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on September 1, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona.  The Cardinals defeated the Broncos 26-7.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Tim Tebow can be seen in a few more places than just the Denver Broncos sideline these days. Whether it is prominently displayed on a billboard off of I-25 in Denver or dispensing fitness tips on the hit NBC show The Biggest Loser, the affable quarterback is still a national darling.

The main question for NFL fans is whether or not he will be seen on the field in a meaningful play. The answer to that question could come this Sunday against the Green Bay Packers.

The Broncos' red-zone woes are well documented. In fact, the team seems to get less productive the closer they get to the goal line.

The Green Bay Packers defense, by contrast, gets stronger as their backs get closer to the goal line. Green Bay has been giving up large chunks of yards in bunches to opposing teams, but have always found ways to bow-up near the goal line and turn teams away.

After the fourth-down failure in the red zone last week at Tennessee, the Broncos have made it clear they do not possess the power running game or sharp passing attack to convert. If the Broncos are going to try and remain competitive, the time may be right for some creativity.

The only offensive weapon that Denver hasn't used is Tebow. That is not to say that Tebow immediately replaces Orton at QB when the Broncos enter the red zone, but if they find themselves stymied, they would be foolish not to try and throw a different look.

The players will have worked too hard to get down the field not to exhaust every option to score that they have available.

If the Broncos find themselves near the goal line with a chance to score a meaningful touchdown, John Fox has already admitted that he will go for it again.

If it happens this weekend, it might be high time to find some room on the field for Tebow and see if they have a weapon that they, for whatever reason, are afraid to use.