Kyle Orton looks like he is often disinterested out there playing. He hasn't once tried to make a play on any of the defenders who have picked off his passes. Broncos fans are bored and tired of watching Orton play average.
Fans are hungry for Tim Tebow.
In a previous article, I demonstrated that Tebow and Orton's stats were pretty similar.
Orton has been a starter in the NFL for much longer than Tebow, yet the results he has yielded aren't significantly superior to Tebow in his three starts last year. In the win column, they were nearly identical, with Orton winning about 30 percent of his games last season and Tebow 33 percent.
The difference between Orton and Tebow is raw passion, desire and drive. When Orton is out there on Sundays, he is methodical. You don't see him getting on his receivers for dropping balls. He isn't at the center of the huddle firing up the guys with a pep talk to go down and win the game.
If the ball is in Orton's hands with an opportunity to win a game, the fans, his teammates and probably Orton himself have no confidence that he will be able to by a sheer act of will win the game.
John Elway could do that. He could predetermine in his mind he will win at the end of the game and he did it. Year after year, he could move the Broncos down the field to come back and win the game in the closing seconds. Orton just doesn't have it.
Broncos fans see something in Tebow that Orton doesn't have. These Broncos need it!