Tim Tebow took over at quarterback on the first Broncos drive of the second half. The crowd responded with loud and sustained cheers to the point that Tebow had to make the universal quarterback arm signal for “Quiet down” before he got into the huddle.
Tebow’s first drive didn’t look that much different than what Denver was doing with Orton in the game. He handed off twice, almost fumbling the second snap from center J.D. Walton, and threw a short pass to Eric Decker that resulted in no gain. The Broncos then punted back to the Chargers, who continue to lead 23-10.