Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Tebow Watch: No official word on No. 2 job
By Bill Williamson
Denver coach Josh McDaniels told reporters Tuesday that he has not decided who his backup quarterback will be Sunday at Jacksonville.
McDaniels said that rookie Tim Tebow and veteran Brady Quinn will still compete this week for the job.
"We're not going to name [the No. 2 QB] right now," McDaniels said. "We got three that we like and ... (Tebow and Quinn) are going to compete and we'll try to make the decision that we feel is best on game day for our team, based on how we're going to play the game … There's a lot of factors that will go into that. How they practice and how things look during the week will probably play a large role in determining who we name as the No. 2.”
Tebow has to be the favorite to be the No. 2 in Denver on Sunday because he moved the ball better than Quinn in the preseason, the team has plans to use Tebow in packages this season and the team has more invested in Tebow than Quinn. Plus, Tebow replaced starter Kyle Orton in the past two preseason games.
Another major hint is that, at this point, the plan is to have just two quarterback active on the 45-man roster. With Tebow likely to get on the field in some packages, such as the Wildcat and in the red zone, he will likely be on the active roster.