The Broncos have released their initial depth chart of the 2011 season. Per the Denver Post, Tebow appears as the No. 2 quarterback, behind Orton and ahead of Quinn. (Presumably, Tebow responded by telling coach John Fox, “‘ppreciate that.”)
It was believed that the Broncos would trade Orton, and that Tebow and Quinn would battle it out for the starting job. Some believed that Tebow would win the job.
“My dream, since I was a young boy, of being a starting quarterback in the NFL seemed to be coming true,” Tebow told Woody Paige of the Post last week. “Then, I felt like it was grabbed back away. . . .”
Tebow later said his comments were “taken out of context,” athlete-speak for “how can I quickly and cleanly get myself out of this mess?”
He then had a chance to improve his stock during a weekend scrimmage, and he didn’t.