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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