Tim Tebow - QB - Broncos
Tim Tebow has been thoroughly outplayed by Kyle Orton early in training camp.
"Observers saw it, coaches saw it and, equally important, players saw it," writes SI.com's Jim Trotter, who calls the gap between the two QBs "as wide as the initial debt-reduction plans of Democrats and Republicans." For now, Orton is clearly No. 1 on the depth chart. If this was purely a football decision, Orton would be a lock to start the season opener. Considering his contract situation, though, a trade remains a possibility.
Kyle Orton is now taking all of the first-team quarterback reps at Broncos training camp.
The Denver Post is calling the Broncos' backup job a Tim Tebow versus Brady Quinn battle. If the Broncos still plan to trade Orton, they're wasting valuable starters' reps on the overpriced incumbent. Denver needs to make a quick decision on whether to move on from Orton or keep him in the lineup. He's taking up valuable cap space and time for Tebow to form a rapport with Brandon Lloyd.