Then he went and ruined it by backtracking. I think there are even a lot of Denver fans that feel the same way about Tebow. Let’s face it, the fans dictated the move, not management. After training camp Tebow was third of the depth chart, so I think Quinn was right in trying to figure out what the heck happened. I’m not going to blow smoke up your ass and tell you Quinn is some amazing quarterback that should be Denver’s starter. I mean he didn’t even beat out Orton, who himself is a back-up quarterback.
I will say this though, he is a quarterback, while Tebow is this running back / quarterback hybrid. His throws aren’t pretty, he gets sacked a lot, and yes, he does get lucky. Quinn was on the money there is luck that goes with the Tebow storyline. He learned quickly that it isn’t about a 65% completion percentage, it’s the long ball. It’s getting the CBs lazy and lobbing up a game winning pass. Don’t kid yourself though, without that stellar defense Tebow wouldn’t have been . . . well . . . Tebow.
Coming into training camp, they are going to hand the starting job to Tebow, but I don’t think there is anyone in the league that could be as easy to beat out for the starting job as he is. If Quinn comes out swinging this pre-season, look out because I don’t think Elway is completely sold on Tebow and given ANY other alternative that is effective, I think he would rather go that route.
Let’s face it, neither of these guys are a solid long term option at QB, Denver is going to have to go through the draft or free agency to find that guy. In the meantime, if Tebow faulters at all I would think Quinn is going to get a chance. I know Tebow cards and autographs are hot right now, with many fetching in excess of $500 for patch / autograph cards. A smart buy (at least short term) could be a Quinn card (auto / patch) for as little as $12 – $20. Then if he does well, sell, sell, sell!
Who would be better short term for the Broncos? Tebow or Quinn?