All those Denver fans who begged John Fox to bench Kyle Orton for Tim Tebow may soon be calling for Brady Quinn.
The Broncos have been nothing short of dreadful with Tebow at the helm today, and they’re getting blown out by the Lions on their home field.
On the Broncos’ first offensive possession, Tebow made a couple of plays and just missed Eric Decker in the end zone for what would have been a great touchdown pass, and the Broncos ended up with a field goal and a 3-0 lead. So far, so good.
And then everything fell apart. As of the end of the third quarter, Tebow is 7-of-21 for 80 yards, and the Lions lead 38-3. Many of Tebow’s misses have been ugly wobblers that weren’t even close to their intended receivers. Tebow has fumbled three times, including one that Lions defensive end Cliff Avril picked up and ran in for a touchdown.
The bottom line is that for all of Tebow’s late-game heroics against the Dolphins last week, he’s given the Broncos about five minutes of competent quarterbacking in his two starts this season. That’s not good enough. Tebow’s not good enough.
UPDATE: The final score was Lions 45, Broncos 10. Tebow’s final numbers were 18-of-39 for 172 yards with a touchdown and an interception. He was sacked seven times and fumbled three times.