Despite all of the swirling trade rumors Broncos HC John Fox still has Kyle Orton at the top the his QB depth chart followed by Tim Tebow and Brady Quinn.
Despite this "coachspeak" don't be too surprised if Orton is traded before the season begins if either Tebow or Quinn show any signs whatsoever of being able to handle the starters job.
I'm posting the link to the article so that anyone who wants to can read Broncos fans comments on it. It seems that most of them have Orton's abilities and limitations pretty well pegged too.
Orton to compete with Tebow, Quinn, Fox looking for a 'gamer' Aaron Wilson
July 08, 2011, 02:02 PM EST
Although coach John Fox forecasts a wide-open competition for the starting quarterback job, he acknowledged that he knows "deep down, I have an idea" who will emerge as the starter.
And with veteran Kyle Orton currently atop the depth chart and Fox saying, "I prefer a gamer to a good practice player, I want someone who will execute under pressure in a game," it sounds like he's leaning toward going with an established player like Orton rather than Tim Tebow or Brady Quinn. Tebow ranks second ahead of Quinn.
"I've not seen those three quarterbacks in one practice yet," Fox said. ""We've got three quarterbacks who have started games in this league. I know that quarterback is the top priority in Denver — and there's a reason why they are so important because the great ones are so hard to find — but I like the problem of having three to pick from."
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