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Tim Tebow to remain starter next week at Oakland

Broncos electrifying quarterback Tim Tebow will remain the team’s starter next week against the Raiders, head coach John Fox announced on Monday.

“For this week, yes,” coach Fox said Monday, a day after his team’s 45-10 home loss to Detroit.

“We’ve got to see if he can improve and get better in the passing game,” Fox said according to The Denver Post. “We’re getting to know him better and he’s getting to understand the offense better with each one of those snaps.”

The former Gator legend struggled mightily in Sunday’s slobberknocker, completing just 18-of-39 pass attempts for 172 yards with a touchdown and an interception, which was returned 100 yards for a touchdown, as the Lions sacked him seven times for a loss of 55 yards.

On one of those sacks, in the third quarterback by Cliff Avril, Tebow fumbled, with Avril scooping up the fumble and returning it 24 yards for a touchdown early in the third quarter.

After Sunday’s game, Fox had been non-committal about who his starting quarterback would be just two games after replacing Kyle Orton with Tebow. Denver’s No. 3 quarterback, Brady Quinn, has not played this season.

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4 Responses to “Tim Tebow to remain starter next week at Oakland”

  1. btalker says:

    Gee, let’s see….This is his SECOND game of his career, in all actuality, no trainging camp as starter EVER.

    A coaching staff that is suspect to say the least. Sure, let’s cut him.

    Come on, this is riduculous, call me in 3 years and I’ll tell you how he’s doing. Until then he’s the starter and STFU.

  2. Russ Loede says:

    I’m 100% in Tebow’s corner for him to be the starter under center for the remainder of the season in the Mile High City.

  3. Teblooooow says:

    Sorry, but Tebow is not a NFL caliber quarterback. I do think he could be a pretty darn good H-back or tight end, but I don’t understand playing him and totally ruining Orton’s trade value to boot.

  4. Russ Loede says:

    Ruining Orton’s trade value? What trade value? Everyone knows who he is: an average QB with limited-to-no upside/potential, and who has below-average arm strength. Fourth-round pick, remember that. If anything, letting Orton play will decrease any trade value he has left. At best they could get a 3rd for him. Orton is in the bottom half of the league as a starter. Solid back-up, though.

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