From Jay Glazer of FOX comes confirmation of one of our most controversial stories in recent months: Broncos backup quarterback Brady Quinn is ready to play on Sunday.
Glazer reports that there’s a third-down package for Quinn, which will be used if Tebow struggles early. Then, if it gets out of hand, Tebow could be yanked completely for Quinn.
It all started with a PFT report on Friday that Quinn has gotten roughly half the first-team snaps in practice this week. In response, Quinn said he got only two reps per practice, which was given by some the same weight as the four primary books of the New Testament.
We then reported that the Broncos have a long-yardage package for Quinn. Again, because folks with an interest in concealing the truth denied it, some presumed we were wrong and/or making stuff up.
As reported yesterday, both at PFT and on the NBC wild-card pregame show, the Broncos are prepared to pull Tim Tebow, if he struggles for the fourth straight game.
As also reported, the players are fine with it, because they want to win. Glazer explains that Broncos coach John Fox has applied a one-game mindset to this one, realizing that in order to advance the Broncos have to do whatever they have to do.
Meanwhile, the guy who runs the show in Denver — John Elway — has made no public proclamations that Tebow won’t be removed, even though Elway had no qualms about making his feelings known early in the week that Tebow needs to “pull the trigger.”
If Tebow doesn’t, a different trigger could be pulled on Sunday.