Kevin Kolb of the Eagles apparently isn’t the only NFL quarterback who has experienced a little flip-flopping this year. Broncos rookie Tim Tebow has learned that his impression that he’d be the No. 2 guy all year was incorrect.
So much for the whole “bearing false witness” thing.
A day after Tebow surprisingly was listed as the third quarterback after serving as the primary backup in the first two games, coach Josh McDaniels explained that the question of whether Tebow or Brady Quinn will be listed as second on the depth chart will be addressed one game at a time.
“[I]t’s a competitive situation,” McDaniels said. “We’re going to let them get ready for the game and however practice goes and their preparation and whatever we feel is necessary for the game — I think we’re just going to make the best decision on a week-to-week basis.”
Still, the gap between Quinn and Tebow necessarily will be a large one if it will cause McDaniels to remove from the arsenal the ability to use Tebow in the team’s single-wing package.
Though it’s way, way too early to declare Tebow a bust, the guy who’s having no trouble selling jerseys suddenly finds himself hard pressed to get on the field. Surely, if Tebow and Quinn were relatively close in their quarterbacking abilities, McDaniels would give the nod to the guy who could contribute via the change-of-pace attack.