It was always a matter of when, not if, for Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos.
When would the team’s struggles with Kyle Orton at quarterback force new coach John Fox to make a change? When would the chorus of “We want Tebow” from the Mile High faithful become too loud to ignore? When would one of the most popular players in the NFL who has yet to accomplish anything finally get his chance to be “the guy” for the Broncos?
On Sunday the wait ended as Tebow replaced Orton with Denver trailing San Diego 23-10 to start the second half.
Despite a shaky start that saw him complete just one of five passes for zero yards, Tebow found some rhythm in the fourth quarter, showing his running ability with a 12-yard scamper and then tossing a 28-yard screen pass to Knowshon Moreno that went for a touchdown to pull the Broncos within 26-24.
Tebow was unable to lead his team all the way back, but the moxie he displayed on Denver’s final drive showed why the fans have been clamoring to see more of the second-year signal-caller — and why the Broncos may turn the reins over to him full-time following their bye week.
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SOURCE: The Washington Post