Denver Broncos May Turn to Brady Quinn over Tim Tebow

Christopher SmithCorrespondent IIINovember 6, 2011

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 12:  Quarterback Brady Quinn #9 of the Denver Broncos looks on from the bench against the Oakland Raiders at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 12, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. The Raiders defeated the Broncos 23-20.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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According to Adam Schefter of ESPN the Denver Broncos may be finalizing its interview process for fan-favorite Tim Tebow.

Schefter reports that the Broncos may start Brady Quinn over Tebow in the following weeks if Tebow shows continued regression.

Apparently the focal point for the Broncos is third down and whether or not Tebow can keep drives moving.

During the game against the Miami Dolphins two weeks ago neither team could manage a first down via third-down conversion until midway through the fourth quarter.

So what does this mean for Broncos fans come Sunday afternoon?

Watch Tebow closely, and keep an eye on the sidelines if things start to go sour in Oakland.

Quinn has been activated for the first time in three weeks, and it's expected that if Tebow continues his less-than-professional caliber play against the Raiders he'll be back to riding the pine by half-time.

The Tim Tebow experiment has been an exciting one and it may not be over yet, but if Tim can't put together a solid four quarters of play it will be over on Sunday.

So do the Broncos gain anything by bringing Quinn into the game at all this season?

Quinn and Kyle Orton are both free agents after this season, and by the looks of things they'll most likely be packing their bags for greener pastures—or at the very least another team's bench far far away from "The Tebow Thing."

The only way Quinn starting this season will mean anything is if he can miraculously make a season out of what is most obviously a lost cause.

If Quinn was able to manage a decent amount of wins as Denver's starting QB, he may have enough leverage to pull out a new contract in the offseason.

However, after he was skipped in the depth chart this year to please the fans and make way for Tebow, I wouldn't be surprised if Quinn left this team—with Orton—purely out of spite.

However we split this apart, the outcome is beginning to take a literal form.

The Denver Broncos most likely do not currently employ the quarterback of their future.

Let's see on Sunday which one has the skills to make me wrong.