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Thursday, April 29, 2010
How I See It: AFC West Stock Watch

By Bill Williamson
ESPN.com

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Falling

Brady Quinn, Denver, quarterback: Denver's selection of Tim Tebow with the No. 25 pick means that if Quinn is going to salvage his career, it will likely be elsewhere. Tebow’s selection also likely means that Kyle Orton will be out after the 2010 season. The journeyman was likely a short timer in Denver, anyway, and he will likely get a chance to compete for a starting job somewhere in 2011. Quinn may never get his career off the ground. A month after he thought he was getting career CPR with a trade from Cleveland to Denver, where he would learn under the tutelage of quarterback guru Josh McDaniels, Quinn’s future is in doubt. All the developing attention in Denver will be spent on Tebow. Quinn could potentially be the backup in Denver. But any thoughts of him being groomed into the starter took a major hit when Tebow was taken.

Rising

Jason Campbell, Oakland, quarterback: Campbell is getting the break Quinn hoped to get. After being replaced in Washington by Donovan McNabb, Campbell went to Oakland for a 2012 fourth-round pick. The Raiders say Campbell will compete for the starting job. But there is virtually no way he will not be the starter. Campbell has a big arm and he fits Oakland’s offense. This is his chance to prove he can be a quality starter in the NFL and show he can make the Raiders competitive. This is a great opportunity for Campbell.