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

Kyle Orton Takes A Back Seat To Tebow Mania

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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  • Bubba

    Tim Tebow is the Lord and Savior of all mankind and should be the starter the rest of the season.

  • S.

    Ask him what he wants for Christmas. :)

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  • Sandro

    Ask him if he likes the color purple because he is going to be a viking next year.

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  • Judy

    What game were you watching on Sunday? Impressive passing stats? 138 yards? I don’t think we were watching the same game. He was crushed! Why don’t you ask Kyle how it feels to be kicked under the bus by an owner who has NO COURAGE!! He should have certainly let Josh finish the year, but this owner was so frightened by the media and the loudest and most obnoxious fans that he just reacted by only thinking of his pocket book. I already sold my tickets for Sunday because I don’t want to see the Timmy show. I might add I didn’t get full price – not even close. F*** the Broncos – don’t like them anymore.

    • Kim Constantinesco

      Tebow was the only thing keeping the Broncos in the game. Rushing game? Non-existant (28 yards on 26 carries without Tebow’s contribution). Defense? 502 yards of total offense given up. While Tebow wasn’t putting up Orton-like numbers, he showed glimmers of hope considering he was playing in Oakland, a very hostile environment, in terrible weather conditions. One passing TD and no turnovers. That shows composure for a rookie starting in his first game.

      Believe me, I’m not sold on Tebow being the future of the franchise, but to disregard the entire Broncos team is a little much.

  • Serg

    I feel really bad for Kyle. He’s done a pretty good job with nothing around him and what does he get for it? Benched. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been wanting to see Tebow play as well, but not when you starting QB is having a banner year. Really sucks for Kyle.