After weeks of discussion and speculation, Tim Tebow is finally the starting quarterback of the Denver Broncos.

Kyle Orton wasn't exactly inspiring confidence in the offense, so head coach John Fox gave many fans what they wanted by naming Tebow the starter in a road game against the woeful Miami Dolphins.

The big questions on many minds center on how well Tebow performs over four quarters and whether he can lead the 1-4 Broncos to victory.

It seems that things are basically aligned for Tebow to have a big game at Sun Life Stadium.

Tebow is going up against a struggling Miami club. The Dolphins are winless this season, although the defense hasn't really been the problem. Miami is ranked No. 12 in the NFL in defensive total yards, but their strength has been against the rush.

In contrast, the Dolphins are ranked No. 31 in defensive passing yards (a nightmarish 307 per game), which should bode well for Tebow. Armando Salguero of The Miami Herald described the home team's secondary as terrible so far this season.

With the University of Florida Gators being honored on Sunday, Tebow should receive a positive welcome. He was a college football hero in the Sunshine State as he led the Gators to a win in the 2009 BCS National Championship Game, and spent most of his formative years there.

The former Heisman Trophy winner goes into Sunday with a career 84.2 passer rating. Against the San Diege Chargers last week, Tebow completed four of 10 pass attempts for 79 yards. He also rushed six times for 38 yards.

More than likely, Tebow will have the confidence to do well in first start of the season. Most of his teammates have been supportive of him replacing Orton, and the other Broncos backup, Brady Quinn, has not been vocal about being passed over for Tebow.

Not everything is looking rosy for Tebow, though. Star wide receiver Brandon Lloyd has been the subject of trade rumors, so it's possible Tebow's Pro Bowl target might be distracted with the trade deadline being next Tuesday.