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John Fox Naming Orton Starter is Good for Tebow

John Fox recently deemed QB Kyle Orton as the starter for the Denver Broncos. Many people are wondering, “What the heck?”

Tim Tebow stepped in for the last three games of the season and performed quite admirably, throwing for 654 yards, 5 passing touchdowns, 3 picks and 6 rushing touchdowns for the season, which led to an 82.1 passer rating. The biggest downside to those numbers is he only completed a paltry 50% of his pass attempts.

Kyle Orton on the other hand, started each of the first 13 games, going for 3653 yards, 20 TD, 9 INT, with an 87.5 passer rating. He also led the team to a 3-10 record.

Many don’t see Orton as the future quarterback of the Broncos, which is why people tend to question John Fox’s statement. It appears that Fox doesn’t believe Tebow has impressed enough to start.

However, I’m here to tell you that John Fox declaring Orton as their starter is a good thing for the Broncos AND Tim Tebow.

Tebow has faced much criticism in the past for various different things, and he’s responded well with a Heisman and a National Championship.

So what’s a little more criticism/motivation or whatever you want to call it? Tebow believes he is going to the top. He also realizes he has to work very hard to get there, and this is only going to push him harder.

With all the rumors swirling around Orton trade-wise, and after his benching late last year, how sure are we that Orton even wants to be in Denver?

In the end, Tebow is going to come into training camp firing on all cylinders, determined to get that starting job and prove he is the future of the franchise.


5 responses to “John Fox Naming Orton Starter is Good for Tebow

  1. Josh Eberley February 25, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Aaron Rodgers is a beautiful example of why it is valuable to watch and learn behind a vet as a young QB.

  2. dmills14 February 26, 2011 at 11:13 am

    Couldn’t agree more Eberley. Tebow will be a good QB in the NFL. He always proves his doubters wrong, and the NFL won’t be any different.

  3. berger987 February 26, 2011 at 11:23 am

    Yeah, you’re right. Many people don’t remember Palmer sitting behind Kitna for a whole year, and Palmer was becoming a superstar before he hurt his knee, then his elblow.

  4. Proform Pete February 28, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    I also think it helps young QB’s to sit behind a established started for a little bit, but I don’t know if Orton is that kind of guy. He is a questionalble leader, who knows Tebow is about to take his job, so how much is Tim really learning?

  5. berger987 February 28, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    The problem is, and I saw this on ESPN earlier sometime, that when people are in position battles, they don’t like to mentor a guy that’s about to take his job. I definitely see this as being the case in Denver, so how much can we bank on Tebow learning any longer sitting behind Orton?

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