It’s funny how time uncovers all things. Apparently there was some strife within the Broncos locker room during the time that the Tim Tebow billboard(s) made its debut.
According to Jeff Darlington of NFL.com, quarterbacks Kyle Orton and Brady Quinn fined Tebow for not speaking out about the billboards.
Like many places around the NFL, the Broncos’ QBs have an informal system in place that allows them to fine each other for different infractions, whether funny or serious. Late for a meeting? That’s a fine. Say something dumb? That’s a fine, too. Each fine is tallied on a board — and everyone pays up at the season’s end.
Four days after a billboard in Denver on 58th Avenue one block east of Interstate 25 publicly called for coach John Fox to bench Orton in favor of No. 15, the quarterbacks decided to begin fining Tebow every day that it remained up.
No one ever gave him a reason, but according to sources, this was it: Tebow never made any attempt to publicly admonish the divisive gesture by the fan base. So they fined him. For six days. Until he eventually replaced Orton and there was no longer a reason for the billboard to exist. – Jeff Darlington (NFL.com)
If the Broncos make the playoffs, let’s see if Tebow has to pay the fine once the team’s season is over. There’s a six game winning streak that probably over rides those marks tallied on the board.
Is there any way that we can fine Orton for losing the first four of five games of the season?