McDaniels said on Friday that he’s leaning towards keeping only two quarterbacks on his active Sunday roster. Brady Quinn is ahead of Tim Tebow on the depth chart, but it’s still easy to see Quinn as the odd man out early in the season.
Tebow participates in special packages that McDaniels may want available during the game. So it wouldn’t be surprising to see Tebow “ahead” of Quinn just like Michael Vick was active over Kevin Kolb early last year. (And Pat White was active over Chad Henne at one point.)
In the end, the active tag doesn’t mean much. If Orton starts and gets hurt, the third quarterback (Quinn) can still enter the game. And we still think Quinn will get a crack at the starting job before Tebow does in 2010.