Kyle Orton and Tim Tebow battle for the No. 1 spot. (Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Kyle Orton Takes A Back Seat To Tebow Mania

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I have choices. Do I ask Kyle Orton all about Tim Tebow or do I keep the questions strictly about him?

I have the opportunity to talk with Orton tomorrow morning during FedEx’s Pack and Ship promotion. Orton will be packing and shipping customers’ packages to help out during this busy holiday season. He will also be interacting with fans and giving them a chance to win season tickets and other Broncos’ merchandise.  

As we can see, the people want Tebow. They believe that had he been starting since week 1, the Broncos would have a better record.  

The Mile-High Messiah proved himself yesterday and everyone has to believe, including Orton, that Tebow is now the Broncos’ future. One rib injury and the inability to convert great passing stats into wins has led to Orton riding the bench and possibly buying his ticket out of Denver after two seasons.

Despite the 39-23 loss in Oakland, many fans have found the pot o’ gold at the end of the orange and blue rainbow. This Monday doesn’t feel like the Broncos just lost by 16 point, a far cry from the 45-point loss during the Fiasco at Invesco. There was a silver lining in the black and grey clouds surrounding Oakland. Now, if only the Broncos’ coaching staff realized that and gave the young kid a chance to throw. There’s nothing to lose. What’s the difference between 4-10 and 3-11? Well, not much if you truly want to evaluate talent.

Despite the Amish-like play calling, Tebow put together an impressive passing performance (8-for-16 for 138 yards, 1 TD), and rushing recital (8 carries for 78 yards, 1 TD). To be honest, every time Lance Ball carried the ball, I was wishing that it was Tebow instead.

Don’t get me wrong – Tebow is not the solution to all of the Broncos’ problems. For now, he’s simply a towel that applies direct pressure to a heavy-bleeding wound.

The Broncos need to address their issues this off season, improving the roster in the backfield and on the defensive side of the ball. 

With the quarterback situation in flux for now, and Orton taking a back seat in the shadows of Tebow, I’m sure tomorrow is going to be rough for No. 8. As he interacts with fans during the holiday season, he has to be wondering what next season will be like for him.

If you have any questions that you would like me to ask Orton, please leave a comment below and I’ll do my best to work them into my short interview session with him.

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