Broncos’ Quarterbacks Under Microscope Even More Now


The Broncos had a big intrasquad scrimmage at Invesco Field over the weekend. The good, the bad, and the ugly all revealed themselves, but the thing that draws the most attention in Denver these days is the quarterback position.

It’s been reported that the gap between first and second string quarterback is much bigger than the gap between the second, the third, and the fourth string quarterback.

Well, that gap between first and second string quarterback closed just a little bit after the scrimmage. It closed between Kyle Orton and Brady Quinn. If John Fox holds true to his word, and there really is an open competition at quarterback, then he will have to consider Quinn in the running as the Broncos starter.

Quinn went 7-for-8 passing and had the team’s only touchdown.

Orton would have gone 6-for-7 passing, but he had two passes that were dropped. Orton led the Broncos offense into two field goals.

Tim Tebow went 1-for-3 passing and took three “sacks.” Two came from Elvis Dumervil and one came from rookie and No. 2 draft pick Von Miller.

After watching and hearing about the team’s first scrimmage, could some opinions change regarding whether or not Tebow should be the starter? Probably not, but if his performance doesn’t improve in preseason games, he will likely start week one on the bench.

Are the Broncos at a loss for words when it comes to the position? No. Do they have a lot of evaluating to do during these four preseason games? Absolutely.

The real work starts Thursday against the Cowboys.

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Tags: Brady Quinn Denver Broncos John Fox Kyle Orton Tim Tebow

  • broncobowl9798

    I swear, nobody pays attention to anything. Orton had the #1 “O” against the #2 “D” (no surprise he could only muster 2 field goals). Brady Quinn used the #3 “O” against the #1 “D” for like two plays (nothing major came about) and the rest of the time he went against the #3 “D”. for all his glory stats. While Tim Tebow had the #2 “O”. (possible swing players and waiver wire fotter) going against the #1 “D”. How in the heck do people not report this. National news pumps out this crap and now “PO”. This seams to be a very large gap in relevant news, don’t you think? Where is the fair competition? Tebow has yet to play with the first team “O”. He practiced with the # 1 receivers all summer and in camp, he plays with un-drafted free agents. Of course he doesn’t look as good as the 8 year vet.

  • broncbotch

    so, what you’re really trying to say is that all 4 Denver QB’s suck?

  • broncobowl9798

    Ha HA good one!