Tim Tebow's Opportunity At Starting Denver Broncos QB 'Grabbed Back Away'

We're less than one week away from the Denver Broncos' first preseason game, but Tim Tebow is feeling more than just the pressure of needing to perform in that game to keep open a competition with Kyle Orton. In a recent interview with the Denver Post's Woody Paige, Tebow had some choice words about being a starting quarterback:

"My dream, since I was a young boy, of being a starting quarterback in the NFL seemed to be coming true," Tebow told me as we stood outside the Broncos' locker room.

"Then, I felt like it was grabbed back away. . . ." He paused and didn't finish the thought. Instead, he finished his quart of milk.

 

It appears as though Tebow is alluding to the Broncos' ultimately failed attempt at trading Kyle Orton to the Miami Dolphins once the trading period opened up last week. Does it come off as a bit of whining? I'm not quite that sure on that front, but Tebow should have known that the Broncos might decide to keep Orton, which they did.

As the interview with Paige goes on, though, Tebow is optimistic and not pouting, as the above quote may have given the appearance on setting that up. Rather, he thinks the quarterback competition is still open and wants to do everything he can to overcome Orton and Brady Quinn to be under center when the Broncos face the Raiders on Sept. 12.

But, as Paige suggests, John Elway and John Fox may already have privately chosen a quarterback: Orton. It would make sense given the amount of money they have invested in him. But that doesn't mean he's guaranteed to be the quarterback throughout the entire season.

Stick with this StoryStream as the competition heats up or a trade is made. For more on the Broncos, visit Mile High Report.

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