Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Happy New Year: Orton vs. Tebow
By Bill Williamson
Upon hearing that his former Denver Broncos teammate was claimed by AFC West rival Kansas City Chiefs on Wednesday, starter Tim Tebow had this to say: “Good for him. Congratulations to him. That will be fun to play him the last game of the year.”
Clearly, everybody is looking forward to Jan. 1 in Denver. The Chiefs and Broncos will play in the regular-season finale that potentially will have a bearing on the AFC West playoff picture. Could you imagine this game's hype if either team has a chance to make the playoffs heading into the day?
Neither Orton nor Tebow has been publicly critical of the other, but the truth is Denver was 1-4 with Orton this season and it is 4-1 since Tebow replaced him.
That’s provides a juicy storyline. Both players would certainly be ready to try to outshine the other player.
UPDATE: The Chiefs announced they cut receiver Keary Colbert to make room for Orton.