Broncos coach John Fox, in an interview played at halftime of FOX’s Falcons-Giants game, addressed with John Lynch reports that backup quarterback Brady Quinn could play on Sunday against the Steelers.
Said Fox, “We expect our starters to play well, and our backups to be ready to play.”
And so, as reported, Tebow will be in danger of not playing, if he doesn’t play well. As Jay Glazer of FOX explained it earlier in the day, Tebow will be at risk of being pulled, either for third-down plays or for all three downs, if he makes bad decisions.
It doesn’t mean Quinn is destined to play, although Glazer mentioned during the FOX pregame show the existence of a specific package that has both guys on the field at the same time. Tebow first has to struggle, and Fox has to believe that Tebow has made enough bad decisions to justify being parked.