Sunday, September 12, 2010
Broncos' Tim Tebow is No. 2 QB
By Adam Schefter
Tim Tebow was the Denver Broncos' No. 2 quarterback Sunday in a 24-17 loss to Jacksonville, backing up Kyle Orton.
Tebow was involved in three plays, carrying the ball twice at quarterback for a total of two yards and lining up once as a wide receiver. The Broncos had a package of plays that they installed for Tebow to use in front of the Jacksonville crowd he grew up around.
One of the biggest surprises of the 2010 draft came when Denver selected Tebow 25th overall. Though the three-time All-American from Florida won the Heisman Trophy in 2007 and led the Gators to a pair of BCS national championships, his ability to be a pocket passer in the NFL was questioned.
Tebow finished the 2010 preseason completing 25 of 39 passes for 344 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions.
Tebow, who grew up 20 minutes from the stadium, purchased about 50 tickets for Sunday's game.
His family and friends will now get to watch him make his NFL debut in a stadium in which he helped lead Florida to a 3-1 record against Georgia.
Adam Schefter is ESPN's NFL Insider. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.