Former University of Florida QB, Tim Tebow, was announced as the starter yesterday by the Denver Broncos. Tebow will probably bring plenty of eyeballs to a struggling Bronco team but it remains to be seen if he is any upgrade over the previous QB, Kyle Orton.
Orton was somewhat of a surprise this year as he led a resurgent Bronco offense to put up quite a lot of both yards and points. Unfortunately for recently released Head Coach Josh McDaniels, those points didn't result in many wins. What is most interesting about this move is that Orton wasn't exactly the problem in Denver. They have one of the most porous defenses in the league this season while they are missing sack artist Elvis Dumervil.
It should be interesting to see if Denver incorporates any spread option, which Tebow ran so successfully for the Gators, into their offense today. He and Knowshon Moreno could be very fun to watch together. Their other first round pick, Demaryous Thomas, was a stud WR at Georgia Tech where they also run an option based offense. Who knows, this could be the first team to be successful bringing the spread offense to the NFL?!