Tim Tebow is capable of playing fullback or tight end or special teams or even defense, but he won’t in Denver. Broncos coach Josh McDaniels insists that Tebow is a quarterback, period.
“He’s a quarterback,” McDaniels said, per Bill Williamson of ESPN.com. “He’s a quarterback. That’s all he’s going to do.”
McDaniels said Tebow will compete with Kyle Orton and Brady Quinn for the starting job.
“Like everybody, he will be competing for a job,” McDaniels said. “I don’t care if a guy is a rookie. If he’s earned the job, he’ll play. That goes for any position. But I’ll say this, he has a long way to go to get there. But he is starting the process.”
Although McDaniels is open to broadening the definition of “quarterback” enough to let Tebow take some snaps in the wildcat formation if he doesn’t beat out Orton and Quinn, he repeated his opinion of Tebow three times: “He’s a quarterback.”