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No. 2 quarterback Tim Tebow will play at Jacksonville

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.

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42 Responses to “No. 2 quarterback Tim Tebow will play at Jacksonville”
  1. jkr says: Sep 12, 2010 10:25 AM

    What skills?

  2. BigBear123 says: Sep 12, 2010 10:26 AM

    Tebow finished the 2010 preseason completing 25 of 39 passes for 344 yards with two touchdowns.
    Tebow also purchased about 50 tickets for Sunday’s game.
    The halftime show will show Tebow walking on water. Only a Deity could sell out Jags stadium.

  3. sniperhare says: Sep 12, 2010 10:29 AM

    I could see him scoring a meaningless TD in the 4th quarter in a goal line package.

  4. Nosredna says: Sep 12, 2010 10:30 AM

    Being from that area is the ONLY reason he is getting any playing time and everyone knows it. Non-story here!
    The real question is if and how long he serviced the head coach and others for this opportunity.
    Watch for Brady to become the backup next week and most likely for the remainder of the season!

  5. jj jones says: Sep 12, 2010 10:31 AM

    Should make some toothless trailer dwellers in Florida happy.

  6. mr.bozojones says: Sep 12, 2010 10:32 AM

    I don’t know if Tebow will ever be much of a traditional NFL QB, but he can help the Bronco’s win, if they are even close to competitive.

  7. Ravens-male-cheerleader says: Sep 12, 2010 10:34 AM

    McDaniels is so out of his league. He should be coaching highschool.

  8. Buck Stallion says: Sep 12, 2010 10:37 AM

    Very clear that this article was written by someone other than Florio. No bashing of Tebo anywhere to be found.

  9. midwest says: Sep 12, 2010 10:43 AM

    Hey BigBear…your forgot to mention the two interceptions returned for TDs, the sacks for losses, and the fumble also returned for a TD.
    Nice selective stat picking!

  10. Audient says: Sep 12, 2010 10:44 AM

    What play did the Broncos add to the playbook that involves Tebow kneeling to pray while his mother makes political statements on behalf of some radical religious group?

  11. midwest says: Sep 12, 2010 10:44 AM

    Oh…BigBear…one more thing, the Jags have sold out AT LEAST the first five games this year. Is Tebow playing in the first five games?
    Take your “selective” reasoning, and shove it square up your @#$#@

  12. superb owl says: Sep 12, 2010 10:45 AM

    neutralize what little crowd is there…
    denver may be a good pick after all.

  13. frostymugobeer says: Sep 12, 2010 10:47 AM

    Tebow has already looked better than bradford,clausen and mccoy in the preseason.
    i think the broncos and the nfl will be surprised at how fast this kid adjusts to the pro level.
    with all the talk about his mechanics there is no denying the dude has the strongest will to win .
    mechanics did’nt stop some of the best qb’s to ever play.
    heart, determination, guts & the FIRE !
    that’s how a winner is made.
    look at jamarcus russell all the natural ability without the drive will get you NOwhere !
    good luck today tebow,i hope you make the jags regret passing you up !

  14. Terrell Blowens says: Sep 12, 2010 10:49 AM

    @jkr
    I was thinking the same. There’s a difference between a college QB and an NFL QB and I can’t see Tebow running over the big boys in the NFL. He’s not fast enough or strong enough to survive as a running QB in the NFL

  15. C says: Sep 12, 2010 10:56 AM

    BigBear123:
    “The halftime show will show Tebow walking on water.”
    ———————————————-
    That has to be the funniest thing I’ve heard so far!

  16. BearsFan18 says: Sep 12, 2010 10:58 AM

    I truly hope this is the only time we have to hear about Tebow all year!

  17. HarrisonHits says: Sep 12, 2010 11:02 AM

    Quinn what a bust. The guy is set for life from a job he has never been successful at and never will be. He should be the one kneeling down in prayer for every day he gets to hold the clipboard and continue making big money instead of asking if you would like some fries with your whopper.

  18. ijr213 says: Sep 12, 2010 11:05 AM

    I think the Jaguars will get justification for passing on Tim Tebow today when he throws an INT to Reshean Mathis.
    However, I think the Jags will regret their first pick Tyson Alualu when he fails to make any sort of impact on their D and the Broncos receive no defensive pressure from them.

  19. midwest says: Sep 12, 2010 11:08 AM

    @frosty….
    How has Tebow looked better than Bradford? Are you serious? What league are you watching?
    And Clausen and McCoy weren’t first round picks!
    When you pick a QB in the first round, you expect him to start soon. Won’t happen with Tebow. Otherwise, Denver wouldn’t have extended Orton’s contract.
    Tebow is a gimmicky second string QB AT BEST! If Denver moves him into first string, they a screwed!

  20. ejtowne says: Sep 12, 2010 11:11 AM

    Tim Tebow: I hope you have a great game and show all these haters whats up.

  21. OJPimpson says: Sep 12, 2010 11:14 AM

    Lmao at Tebow walking on water. Thats almost as funny as how bad McDaniels sucks

  22. NumberSeven says: Sep 12, 2010 11:16 AM

    Good Lord… so much hatred for a kid who just loves playing football. Why all the hate friends? Is your life really that miserable?
    Go get ‘em, 15!!!

  23. reed380 says: Sep 12, 2010 11:18 AM

    Does anybody other than the media care?

  24. Dave says: Sep 12, 2010 11:18 AM

    Tebow had an 88 QB rating in the preseason (second only to Bradford among rookies). He’ll do just fine. I’m gonna be back after the game to see if you haters will crawl out from under your rocks. I doubt it though.

  25. Ron Mexico says: Sep 12, 2010 11:19 AM

    It’ll be a misdirection play where he invites both teams to form a prayer circle on 4th down and then he runs down the field when no one’s looking.

  26. cbrianwatkins says: Sep 12, 2010 11:25 AM

    frostymugobeer says:
    September 12, 2010 10:47 AM
    Tebow has already looked better than bradford,clausen and mccoy in the preseason.
    ————————————————–
    how in the blue hell as he outperformed or “looked” better than Bradford?
    you can’t be serious with that
    now, Clausen and McCoy, why are they even in this convo? #1 – they weren’t 1st round picks like Tebow or Bradford
    unreal

  27. NoRingForYou says: Sep 12, 2010 11:27 AM

    This is just a ploy by the Jags and Broncos to try and have a sell-out

  28. DB26 says: Sep 12, 2010 11:28 AM

    @HarrisonHits:
    How do you figure Brady is set for life? The smartest thing, following the dumbest thing by drafting him, that the Browns did was to make his salary performance based. He had to take a certain # of snaps for the bigger side of his contract to ever kick in. He sucked so bad that it never happened. Unless the Browncos paid him some monster contract, this dude is making just above the league minimum now & since being in the league. The Browns never paid him more than a few mil max!

  29. thebootguy says: Sep 12, 2010 11:29 AM

    @ BearsFan18 , Trust me, all you’re going to be hearing about is how pathetic Crybaby Jay and the Bears are, Mike Martz or no Mike Martz. Are you going to be holding up one of those ” Thank you Denver ” signs in the first game this year?? I seriously doubt it, as Cutler will be the same interception machine he’s always been!!!

  30. BroncoBourque says: Sep 12, 2010 11:43 AM

    @midwest
    How soon did Aaron Rodgers start? How about Steve McNair? Or Kevin Kolb (high second round pick)? Or Phillip Rivers? Or Carson Palmer?
    I could go on and on with QBs that didn’t start right away and as you can see some of them were taken with much higher picks than the Broncos used on Tebow. Sometimes it is best for QBs to sit and learn for a little bit before starting.
    Nobody knows how this will turn out, just like nobody knew Tom Brady was going to be a star or that so many high picks were going to be busts. Saying he can’t or won’t succeed right now before he plays a real snap in the league is just foolish, no less foolish than claiming Tebow or any pick will be a star before they ever play a game.
    As for this story that is really a non-story, it is pretty much as expected. They will get Tebow involved in the offense in specific packages and if Orton gets hurt Quinn is still probably the guy that would take over the offense.

  31. Drafty says: Sep 12, 2010 11:44 AM

    Yes, we Denver fans should be very happy.
    After all, whatever novelty crap McDips**t has Tebow run will be a welcome relief from endless runs for no gain or bubble screens. Maybe.
    Keep in mind, Ravens-male-cheerleader, McDumbass actually does have two coaches on his staff whose last stops were indeed high school.

  32. NumberSeven says: Sep 12, 2010 11:55 AM

    Good Lord… so much hatred for a kid who just loves playing football. Why all the hate friends? Is your life really that miserable?
    Go get ‘em, 15!!!

  33. Unnamed Source says: Sep 12, 2010 12:02 PM

    For the ones listing Tebow’s preseason numbers, don’t forget those were put up against 3rd stringers that are unemployed now.

  34. 90ragtop says: Sep 12, 2010 12:33 PM

    No one in Browns Town is surprised to see Quinn get the demotion. We are surprised that he’s still wearing a uniform at all anywhere in the NFL.

  35. blitz4848 says: Sep 12, 2010 12:39 PM

    TEBOW = Winner = Denver

  36. hemiduke78 says: Sep 12, 2010 12:44 PM

    Are Bronco fans really the most delusional people on the planet??????

  37. winklebean says: Sep 12, 2010 12:45 PM

    Whoa, that’s a full tebow all the way. Double tebow, oh my god. It’s a double tebow, all the way. Whoa that’s so intense. Whoa man! Wow! Whoa! Whoa! Whoa ho ho oh my god! Oh my god! Oh my god! Woo! Oh wow! Woo! Yeah! Oh ho ho! Oh my god! Oh my god look at that! It’s starting even to look like a triple tebow! Oh my god it’s full on! Double tebow all the way across the sky! Oh my god. Oh my god. Oh god. What does this mean? Oh. Oh my god. Oh. Oh. God. It’s so bright, oh my god it’s so bright and vivid! Oh. Ah! Ah! It’s so beautiful! [Crying? Laughing?] [Pretty sure he’s crying.] [Now he’s laughing and crying.] Oh my god. Oh my god. Oh my god! Oh my god, it’s a double complete tebow! Oh right in my front yard. [Laughter] Oh my god. Oh my god, what does it mean? Tell me. [Crying] Too much. I don’t know what it means. [Laughter] [Heavy breathing] Oh my god it’s so intense. Oh. Oh. Oh my god.

  38. midwest says: Sep 12, 2010 12:45 PM

    @BroncoBourque
    Are you serious? Aaron Rodgers sat behind Favre. McNair behind Moon, Kolb behind McNab, Rivers behind Brees, and Palmer started 13 games his rookie season.
    Kyle Orton couldn’t hold any of those players jocks, let alone Tim Tebow.
    So go ahead and go on and on……..
    I say it again, if you draft a QB in the first round, you expect that QB to start sooner rather than later. History proves that. Look it up!

  39. FinFan says: Sep 12, 2010 12:58 PM

    The weezle is using the crowd against Jags. Interesting.

  40. harloeisdead says: Sep 12, 2010 7:04 PM

    Nice call, asshats.
    Tebow runs for 2 yards while David Garrard throws 3 TDs/ 0 INTs and Alualu registers his first NFL sack. Thanks for playing.

  41. Stoob says: Sep 12, 2010 9:25 PM

    @ijr213
    However, I think the Jags will regret their first pick Tyson Alualu when he fails to make any sort of impact on their D and the Broncos receive no defensive pressure from them.
    ———————————————-
    LMFAO!!! Alualu dominated today. Got a sack and was in Orton’s face all day.
    Moron.

  42. Marty says: Sep 13, 2010 8:56 AM

    “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.”
    And uh… what “skills” would you be referring to, exactly??
    —————————————
    @ijr213:
    “However, I think the Jags will regret their first pick Tyson Alualu when he fails to make any sort of impact on their D and the Broncos receive no defensive pressure from them.”
    That is so funny. Alualu played great today. Beat a double team for a sack. Dominated at the point of attack. He’s everything they said he would be. A great young player. Tebow? Not so much.

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