Posted Tue Sep 7th by Ian Henson
Not all position battles end in preseason and this is true in the Mile High City as well.
While some expected that it may be Kyle Orton’s whose position on the depth chart was in jeopardy at this point, the Denver Broncos find themselves in a bit of a less awkward position– deciding who will be there backup quarterback.
It seems neither Brady Quinn nor Tim Tebow was able to put any distance between each other on the way to the finish line. Quinn currently sits at number two on the Broncos depth chart, but that all can change as we’ve seen just over the last day.
The Broncos have been dropping second stringers like Brandon Marshall drops passes and the third stringers on this team have all been notified that they’ll be appearing this season on Dirty Jobs (that’s a joke).
“We’re not going to name one right now. We’ve got guys we like, we’ve said that, and we’re going to continue to compete. Those two (Tebow and Quinn) are going to continue to compete and we’ll try to make the decision of what’s best on game day for our team, based on how we’re going to play the game.“ Josh McDaniels said today at his post practice press conference.
I predicted in August that Tebow would play in this game and I still think that way (hey, I’m 2 for 2 out of 10 so far…). This ‘will he?’ or ‘won’t he?’ is merely the chess game before; in a season when Denver’s going to need all the help they can get having a hometown crowd at more than one away game is definitely going to be an advantage for the Broncos.
Ryan Clady, Knowshon Moreno, Demaryius Thomas, Daniel Graham and Andre Goodman all participated in practice.
Ryan Harris, Darcel McBath, Andre Brown and Lance Ball all sat out. Ball was out for personal reasons, not due to injury.