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Brady Quinn In Broncos Quarterback Mix With Kyle Orton, Tim Tebow

Lost in the Kyle Orton-Brady Quinn debate over the Denver Broncos starting quarterback position has been Brady Quinn, acquired from the Cleveland Browns for running back Peyton Hillis in March 2010. Right now, the Browns have received the better end of that deal, gaining a 1,000 yard rusher. And Hillis, well, he's going to be on the cover of Madden 12. All the Broncos have to show right now is Quinn on the sidelines for all 16 games

But according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, John Elway and John Fox have told Quinn that he will be in a position to compete for the starting quarterback's job in training camp (whenever that happens). Whether we want to take this at face value is another matter. All the hints provided so far have Tim Tebow the preferred starter and Kyle Orton being traded once the lockout ends. So that would leave Brady Quinn as the backup in that scenario.

We'll keep hearing these types of statements until the lockout ends and training camp or the regular season begins. The longer a season is not played, the better the chances are for Kyle Orton to be under center once a season begins.

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