ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Denver Broncos have named Kyle Orton as their starting quarterback for the 2011 season.
Last week it seemed as though Orton would be taking snaps in Miami but a trade fell through when the Dolphins refused to meet Denver’s asking price. Head coach John Fox was already giving Orton all of the first team snaps as of yesterday which leaves Tim Tebow and Brady Quinn battling it out for second.
It almost makes you wonder what their plan was from the beginning. If they had traded Orton, would they have gone with Tebow to give the fans what they want or would they have held an open competition between Quinn and Tebow? There were other rumors that suggested that the Broncos would have added a veteran quarterback like Jake Delhomme given his familiarity with John Fox.
Tebow Mania gets put on the back burner again and will have to wait some before they get a chance to prove the doubters wrong.