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Published on 10/11/2011 at Tue Oct 11 08:53.
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Denver Broncos starting quarterback Tim Tebow. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Second year quarterback Tim Tebow has been named the Denver Broncos starter for the remaining eleven games of the 2011 season, multiple news sources are reporting.

Broncos head coach John Fox informed the team on Tuesday that Tebow will be the starting quarterback for the team’s Week 7 road game against the Miami Dolphins (a game in which the Dolphins will honor Tebow at halftime).

The Dolphins to this point have not won a game, while the Broncos have one victory under their belt.  Following the game in Miami, the Broncos will return home to face the Detroit Lions before traveling to Oakland to take on the Raiders.

The Lions, as of now, are undefeated and the Raiders beat the Broncos in the season opener, 23-20.  With games against the Chiefs, Vikings and Dolphins remaining, Tebow may be able to lead the Broncos to several victories.  The question is, how many victories is enough?

If the Broncos end up finishing the season with only five-six wins, they may receive a high draft selection next April.  There are several teams in the NFL (Colts, Chiefs, Vikings and Miami) that probably won’t win more games than the Broncos this season, which would knock Denver out of the Andrew Luck sweepstakes.

A top ten or even top fifteen pick would put the Broncos in the range of Matt Barkley or Landry Jones, two other top quarterback prospects in the upcoming draft.  So Tebow controls his own fate moving forward.

For Tebow, it’s win, and the Broncos are knocked out of contention for a top quarterback prospect (and don’t have a need for a new quarterback).  Lose, and EFX will undoubtedly find “their guy” in April.

That’s a tall task for Tebow.  Do you think he is capable of convincing the Broncos coaching staff and front office that he can lead this team for more than just the remaining eleven games of the season?

  • Anonymous

    Tebow wins 6 out of 11 games and keeps the starting job for next year

  • Anonymous

    Not unless his passing game improves.

  • Ryan

    I have a hard time understanding the logic that the Chiefs and Vikings will have a worse record.  The Chiefs already have  more wins and we play awful at Arrowhead, meaning that we will probably split with them.

    Also, we play the Vikings and I could easily see them beating us since they have the best RB in the NFL and we have a below average run defense.  Lets not kid ourselves, we are right there in the Andrew Luck sweepstakes with the Dolphins and Colts.

  • Melmc222

    So glad that Tim will start the “remaining elven games of the 2011 season.”  (sometimes typos just make me happy)  GB2

  • Anonymous

    I’m all for Tebow getting his shot (actually I’m for anyone getting a shot over Orton) and I really hope he shows improvement each week as the season goes along. 

    Unless he shows some drastic improvement with his accuracy though, I doubt we win more than 2 or 3 games going forward. The nice thing for Teebs is, playing against Miami is probably going to feel more like a home game for us with all of his fans in the stadium.

  • flbronc

    out of curiosity, which 6?

    I’m on board with Miami, KC (at home) and Minnesota. 

  • Anonymous

    Not sure he has to win, maybe keeping us in most of the games and improving every week will be the key to the job.  I admire players with that much fire.

  • Anonymous

    Miami, both KC games, Oakland, San Diego, and Tebow takes out Cutler and the Bears IMHO…

  • http://Facebook.com/BroncosZone Jon

    I think they’ll split with KC and I’m not sure they can beat SD in SD.

  • Anonymous

    If Tebow does fail and loses all of the games, I would prefer for the Broncos to pick Kellen Moore over Luck.  The dude is already a Bronco, and many have him being a better prospect over Luck.  He doesn’t have the wheels that Luck has, but he is more accurate.

  • Ryan

    This is the worst draft idea since the Blazers took Bowie over Jordan, or since the Blazers took Oden over Durant.

  • 5280

    I don’t think it’s that simple. IMO I think Elway and Fox see a little more then that. They’ll use his talents some how and try to strengthen the negatives he already has,and they’ll also form a playbook around what he does well. I don’t think they’ll just scrap him. I mean he got no training camp or any work with the coaches and their only giving him 11 games to earn it or he’s out? And they’d have to be banking on any QB they draft to be able to start day 1 no question. There’s a good QB in every draft. And I don’t care what the argument is, they’re paying him good money to be out in a blink of an eye. They want to see where this goes.

  • 5280

    plus they need to use most of their draft picks on Defence!(DT)

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think it will be based on Wins or Losses for Tebow this year but rather how he handles things. It would take WAY more than just Tebow to win these 6 games being talked about, WAY more.

    I think we finish 5-11. Tebow will win maybe 4 of those 6. And do NOT be surprised to see Orton back at some point, it wouldn’t surprise me at all.

    And I think Matt Barkley or Landry Jones either one would be good options if it came to that…

  • http://www.broncotalk.net Josh Temple

    I’m still wondering if they’re going to travel south to Miami, it’s not like we’re playing Jacksonville.

  • http://www.broncotalk.net Josh Temple

    I like the idea of selecting Moore, just not over Luck.

  • Anonymous

    Orton is going to have to be made the #3 QB. If Tebow bombs, expect Quinn. 

    I’d be all for Barkley. Landry I see a lot of bust potential in with his sporadic decision making.

    Hey, 1 of the 3 (Luck, Barkley, Landry) is going to bust so I’ve got to pick someone to not like :) haha.

  • Anonymous

    You have to throw Kellen Moore into your equation.  Luck is obviously the overwhelming pick of the the litter, but I’d say it’s a toss up between Moore, Barkley and Jones.  Can’t remember an Okie QB that did well at the next level.

  • SUCK4LUCK

    I think we have good shot at Luck.  We will loose all of the rest of our games and the Colts will sooner or later win a few.  Luck and Weber next year!

  • crazykid

    “many have him being a better prospect over Luck.”

    define ‘many’ please :)

  • crazykid

    Sam Bradford?

  • http://Facebook.com/BroncosZone Jon

    We’re talking about Teboners here, Josh.

  • Anonymous

    “Hey, 1 of the 3 (Luck, Barkley, Landry) is going to bust so I’ve got to pick someone to not like :) haha.” By The Trogger…

    Thats awesome… I think that LJ might have turned a corner on that front, as always we’ll see :-D.

    As for Kellen Moore… In a word? NO. He really isn’t comparable numbers VS numbers VS opponents. And he
    might be smaller than Brees and for sure he is not a Brees, at 6ft 191lbs and not super fast He would get broken half in todays NFL…lol. Nope you are more looking at Ty Detmer material there. But just as Ty, he does have moxy!

  • Anonymous

    Crazy but the Kid is right! :-)

  • Anonymous

    Disagree with this statement but can’t say I wouldn’t be OK with that line up. Wishful thinking big time!!!

    I would for sure like to see more of Mr Weber. He is a reach also perhaps be I’d like to find out. No not by giving him the “Tebow experiment”…lol.

  • TinFL

    Support, personnel, training. 
     
    It took John Elway fourteen years to find the right people around him so that he would not be embarrassed again.
     
    You’re giving Tim Tebow two weeks?  A little biography . . .
     
    Tim Tebow contributed to the Gators’ 2006 college football season as a key back-up, helping the team win college football’s national championship game for the first time since 1996.
    During the 2007 season, Tebow was Florida’s starting quarterback and became the first college football player to both rush and pass for 20 or more touchdowns in a single season and the first college sophomore to win the Heisman Trophy.  
    In addition to winning the Heisman Trophy, his 2007 performance earned him the Maxwell Award as the nation’s top football player, the Davey O’Brien Award as the nation’s best quarterback and the James E. Sullivan Award as the nation’s most outstanding amateur athlete in any sport.
    In 2008, Tebow led Florida to its second national championship in three years. He was named the offensive MVP of the national championship game.
    Tim Tebow is a winner.  He will do anything and everything to win. 
    He is no different than Matthew Stafford, or Cam Newton, or any other QB who finds a position in the NFL.  Do you really think it will be any different for Andrew Luck?
     
    What our prize possession needs is 75,000 people screaming their lungs out and a team around him that has one goal only.  Not just a game or paycheck, but we have to WIN this game, no matter what.
     
    BroncoNation needs to get back to a winning attitude!

  • Anonymous

    I dig Kellen Moore and I think he is going to have a GREAT career. The only problem is his size and arm strength. 

    Personally I think size and arm strength is overrated and it’s not like he is some tiny kid with a noodle. Scouts and NFL group think tend to go a different route though and I wouldn’t be shocked to see him fall into round 2.

    Unless a GM has some serious cajones, there is no way he will be drafted over Barkley or Jones. Though I personally think he is the second best QB entering the draft (I do give Luck the edge because of size and strength).

  • flbronc

    also, please cite one who doesnt either write for the boise newspaper or coach for boise state.

    while i like moore a lot, i have not heard one pundit put him over luck.

  • King

    I agree.  The god known as Elway made many, many mistakes up until 1997-’98.  

    The younger fans don’t realize this, for the most part.

  • Reverendofrock

    Actually, us OLD fans also remember a coach named Dan Reeves who had a problem with building an offense around Elway, and using him to the best of his ability.  Sure, there were the “3 Amigos”, as well as others, but it took a guy named Mike Shanahan to finally make things happen.

  • Danny

    whatever, the broncos have been dragging everyone around for years, without giving up on their QB’s even painful for my eyes and not understandable why griese got one chance after the next one, plummer, cutler and then orton ??? if a QB sux’s in chicago , why trade them and take’em in in your team ??? while meanwhile new talent sits on the bench.
    orton cant run , can only throw up to the 30y line and thats the end of that, got great stats and is high in the QB rating ?? but cant win a game ??? the guy is done ….time is up for him and maybe TT can get a chance and some time to improve, he got so many headlines and negative feedback, it’s a killer for the kid to live up to everybodies expectations ……and we all know , harder you try worse it gets, more pressure more f…up;s. let him have some fun and back him up and he will be good.
    it is clear fans love him , i loved the last game , even with a loss , but it was fun to watch to the end and that’s what it’s all about it in the game right having some fun ?? the rest will come all alone .

  • AtomicLeo

    Indy. Indy looks lost and on their way to the number #1 pick. 

  • AtomicLeo

    We’ll split with KC. Oakland looks legit to me and has a real shot to win the division this year and we’re not beating them at Oakland. Bears are better than us. We’re not beating San Diego in San Diego.
    Possible wins this year: 1 K.C., Miami, Vikings and Jets. Two of those (Vikings and Jets) are not gimme games.

  • AtomicLeo

    He’s 5’10″! Too short for a NFL QB.

  • AtomicLeo

    He’s 5’10″! Too short for a NFL QB.

  • Dan

    whoa big boy, you have your orange&blue glasses too tight. Most will say Miami, but Denver never plays well on the EAST coast 50%. Home games Detroit and NE are 10%, Jets  and Bears are 25%, and the last game KC is ‘whats to fight for’. Away games Buf, SD, Oak are 25%, KC and Minn are 35%.
    Crystall ball has Dawkins and Champ available 50% and Doom goes easy. Tebow will play well but not show as the franchise.
    IMO with current staff, Denver will end 2-14.

  • Dan

    So you think we can stop Adrian Peterson at home, wow

  • Dan

    Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy, again with a orange&blue glasses outlook. Kellen Moore is just 6′ and 186lbs. Yes he has a nice delivery. Here again you state many have Moore over Luck, PLEASE give source. NO pundit has Moore in the top 10. I love Kellen and if bye chance Denver does not take a QB in the first then I would love Moore in the 3-4.