During August, the big much ado about nothing during Denver Broncos training camp was whether Tim Tebow would be the backup quarterback or if he would find himself as the No. 3 quarterback behind Brady Quinn at No. 2. There was even wild speculation that Adam Weber was going to beat out Tebow for a spot on the roster.
As it turned out, Weber headed to the practice squad and Tebow and Quinn were named co-backups to Kyle Orton. But, as it became clear on Sunday, Quinn wasn't the real backup quarterback. Tebow replaced Orton, and that was only going to happen if it was a long-term move, which is expected to be announced on Tuesday afternoon.
For Quinn, while we can find humor in his recent adventure with his girlfriend Alicia Sacramone, his spot on the depth chart is in a tenuous position. It seems unlikely that Fox would name Orton and Quinn as co-backups, but then the team doesn't need to deactivate a quarterback for emergency purposes any longer, making a No. 2 and No. 3 designation a bit pointless.
But should Orton really be the backup? If Tebow struggles, John Fox should play through with it and get a full read on his second-year quarterback. However, if Fox for some reason really does want to take Tebow out as the starter down the line, it would be better to try Quinn and see how all of the quarterbacks fail. Returning to Orton wouldn't accomplish anything. If three quarterbacks can't do anything then it is time to find the answer elsewhere.
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