If you’re wondering about the plight of that other inexperienced passer on the Broncos’ roster – how far and fast he has fallen in the eyes of his bosses – consider that at least some people in the organization believe that Tim Tebow(notes) is the fourth-best quarterback on the roster.
As one highly knowledgeable member of the organization told me Monday, “If everything was totally equal, and this were a competition based only on performance at this camp, Tebow would probably be the fourth-string guy. Kyle [Orton] is far and away the best, and Tebow’s way behind [Brady] Quinn, too. And I’m telling you, Adam Weber is flat-out better right now.”
Translation: Tebow, you’re not in Florida anymore. Yahoosports.com
Josh Mcdaniel is gone from the Broncos. The firey, revenge seeking, out of his element young coach was fired by the Broncos last season and was known for having a tremendous amount of faith in God’s son, Tim Tebow. Well, Mcdaniel is no longer with the Broncos, and from the outsider’s perspective, interest in Tebow might also be gone from the Broncos as well.
When your first round draft pick from last season is behind Brady Quinn on the depth chart, it’s a sign to panic. Hell, if any quarterback on your squad is behind Brady Quinn on the depth chart it’s a sign to panic. But Tebow’s situation is different. He was a quarterback that Mcdaniel and the Broncos put a lot of stock, time, and effort into. Developing his arm to be NFL ready was the project they had planned for the kid. Although it was a bigger project for the Broncos than a 3rd grader’s science project for their parents, it was Denver’s ideal situation to have this kid be the future of the team.
And with Mcdaniel gone and the buzz ultimately dying around Tebow, is this where we see this guy fade away into the NFL abyss? Because let’s be honest, 4th string quarterbacks aren’t very coveted in this league. Especially the Jesus freak rah rah types…