It’s no surprise seven-year veteran Kyle Orton is outplaying Tim Tebow in practice.
The hope for Tebow loyalists in Denver and beyond is that Tebow is a “gamer” that will play better in game conditions. With the preseason yet to start, Saturday’s Broncos scrimmage was our best chance yet for the quarterbacks to perform in game action. Tebow didn’t help his case.
In nine plays, Tebow took three sacks and completed 1-of-3 passes.
Orton directed two series that resulted in field goals. He was 4-of-7, but two of his passes were dropped. Brady Quinn had the best day, primarily playing with the No. 3 offense and against the No. 3 defense.
Tebow was stuck playing against the No. 1 defense. The good news is that Elvis Dumervil looks healthy again, racking up two quick sacks and helping on another one.
“Elvis made things interesting,” Tebow told Lindsay Jones of the Denver Post. “Elvis makes things very difficult. He’s a great player.”
Barring a complete turnaround in the preseason, the Broncos quarterback race surprisingly doesn’t seem very close.