In a move that should make fans in both Denver and Jacksonville happy, Tim Tebow is going to be designated as the No. 2 quarterback for the Broncos today against the Jaguars and is expected to get on the field.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Tebow is getting the backup designation — rather than the third-string emergency quarterback designation — behind starter Kyle Orton. Brady Quinn will be the third stringer.
Schefter also reports that Tebow has been told he will play, and the Broncos have an offensive package ready to take advantage of his skills.
Broncos fans should be happy to know that four and a half months after the team used a first-round draft pick on Tebow, he’s ready to contribute.
But Jacksonville fans may be even happier. Tebow grew up 20 minutes from the stadium and is one of the most popular athletes in the state of Florida. And now he’s heading home to make his NFL debut.