New Denver Broncos head coach, John Fox, has a potentially good problem on his hands. He’s got three talented quarterbacks on his roster and they all want to start.
Kyle Orton was the team’s starter for the last two seasons, Tim Tebow was the team’s 1st-round draft pick in last year’s draft, and Brady Quinn was traded to Denver in 2010 after being selected in the 1st round of the 2007 NFL Draft.
Kyle Orton is the only player with extensive experience as a starter (Quinn started 12 games for the Cleveland Browns), but Fox says all three will have a chance to start once the lockout ends and training camp begins:
“I’ve said it before and I mean it. It’ll be a competition,” Fox said. “Competition is what this game’s about, whether if it’s an opponent or a depth chart. It’s been this way as long as I can remember.”
“I like the guys on our team right now, but I can’t tell you how much yet. I’ve only spent one day with them,” Fox said. “You find out how much you like them when you get on the field with them. There’s nothing like seeing them with the naked eye.” -Source
Two of these guys will be upset with the fact that they’re back-ups once the season starts, and one of them will be very upset with the fact that he’s 3rd string.
I’m not a big believer in Tebow and Quinn hasn’t shown much promise in his 4 years so Orton has the advantage in this QB battle. He’s been the starter and he’s played well so if he doesn’t start for the Broncos next season, he may just ask for a trade (and rightfully so).