Posted Mon Jan 16th by Jon Heath
The Denver Broncos 2011 season has come to an end. Following an embarrassing loss to the New England Patriots in the Divisional Round of the AFC Playoffs, the Broncos wild 9-9 (.500) season is finished.
Heading into next season, Broncos Vice President of Football Operations John Elway didn’t hesitate to say Tim Tebow is the team’s starting quarterback moving forward. Entering his third season in the NFL, Tebow has yet to start in more than eleven games in a single season.
“I think Tim has earned the right to be the starting quarterback going into training camp next year,” Elway said. “I think that he made some good strides this year. He obviously played very well against Pittsburgh and played very well in a lot of football games.”
Moving forward with Tebow, the Broncos will also be changing their main home jersey color to orange. Starting in 2012, Denver will wear their formerly alternate orange jerseys in all but one of their home games.
“This is what our fans wanted,” Broncos president Joe Ellis said in October. “And we’re going to accommodate their wishes starting with 2012.”
The last time the Broncos changed their main jersey color was prior to the 1997 season, following a heart-breaking playoff loss. The next season, Denver went on to have an historic season and ultimately won Super Bowl XXXII.