Denver Broncos fans know exactly what they want: Tim Tebow. Now. And it looks like they're getting it.
According to a team source, Tebow has been given the starting quarterback job, a position he lost to Kyle Orton during Broncos training camp. Tebow will replace Orton and make his first start of the 2011 season after the bye week when Denver visits the Miami Dolphins, ESPN reported.
On Sunday, Tebow made a strong case for why he should have the job. Inserted into Denver's starting lineup in the second half of the game against the San Diego Chargers, Tebow ran for a touchdown and threw for another after replacing Orton at the start of the third quarter.
He had one shot for the win before his pass fell incomplete in the end zone. Tebow completed four of his 10 passes for 79 yards.
Reluctant to say he was making Tebow his starter in his Monday press conference, Denver Broncos coach John Fox had said that an announcement on Tebow's status would be coming soon as Tuesday.
That's something that we'll evaluate. We'll meet. I don't have the team in and with all due respect for what you [media] guys do, the way we'll operate is we'll communicate with the people involved and the team long before we announce it to you guys, Fox said. So, that won't be happening [Monday] because we don't see the team until tomorrow.
John Elway, the team's executive vice-president of football operations, also seemed to hint that a change was a-coming.
Obviously, there's been a lot of pressure here and obviously when you don't have success on the field like we haven't had the last couple years, you know the quarterback is always going to get a lot of the blame and, of course, he get a lot of the credit also, Elway said. Being in that position a long time, I understand that. Kyle has been through that here and it's been tought because we haven't won football games plus with the following of a Tim Tebow behind him and the fans that he has - you know that's a tough thing for any quarterback to go through.
Kyle's handled it the best he could possibly handle it.