Since being inserted into the starting lineup, the Denver Broncos are 3-1 with him at the helm. It’s not pretty, in fact it’s very ugly but at the end of the day all you care about is the win/loss column. After beginning the season 1-4 with Kyle Orton and staring at a top 5 pick in the draft, they made a change and suddenly are competing to win the AFC West division. A player can make an impact as a leader, with his character, personality, and work ethic. Look, most would agree that the kid is not fundamentally sound with his mechanics, but let’s remember this one of the greatest, if not the very best, college football players ever. As a professional, he is in his second season and has made the throws to win when he’s needed them (mostly to Eric Decker). He is no Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers, but with the scheme he is using his abilities to his advantage and winning in the NFL. If the Broncos are winning games with Tim Tebow at QB, Willis McGahee at RB, Eric Decker being the best WR on the roster, and a solid (at best) defense, well you can see the team is responding and performing better.
Since the QB gets too much credit and too much blame, does it show the potential of Tebow despite his flaws, or the mediocrity of Orton? I think both can have an impact (if Orton started elsewhere) because they are tough players that fight for the team. I was satisfied when Kyle Orton was traded to the Miami Dolphins in the offseason, but that situation crumbled and the trade was rescinded. I thought it was a good move for both teams, and I’m curious to see if they discuss the possibility again next offseason.