September 15, 2011

Denver Fans Plan Pro-Tim Tebow Billboards

By - Kris Fletcher

A group of Broncos fans have told the USA Today they plan to purchase a few billboards in the Denver area calling for the team to bench starting quarterback Kyle Orton and play backup Tim Tebow instead.

"We believe in coach John Fox. We're just tired of Kyle Orton ," fan Jesse Oaks said. "We were sitting around after Fox said he didn't hear the chants for Tebow on Monday night and we figured if he's deaf, we hope he's not blind."

Photo by: Getty Images
The group was told it would cost about $10,000 to purchase space on two billboards. Oaks posted the plan yesterday on the message board of the Broncos official team website. He said the group has received feedback of support and even contributions from other fans.

"We're not Tim Tebow fanatics or anything, we just think he gives us the best chance to win," Oaks said. "But if Brady Quinn or even Adam Weber can give us a chance, that's what we want."

Orton, who struggled in the season opener against the Oakland Raiders, got irritated when a reporter asked him earlier this week if he felt any added pressure with the fans booing him and calling for Tebow to get his job.

"No, not at all. I'm not going to sit here and waste my time answering questions about it, to be honest with you," Orton said. "Until coach comes to me, he's the only one that I'm going to listen to. So, I'd rather you guys not waste my time with the questions because I'm not going to answer them."

Photo by: Joe Mahoney
When asked if the criticism of Orton was fair, Fox said, "Life's not fair, but at the end of the day, he'll bounce back. I have all the confidence in the world in him. He did a lot of good things Monday night as well, so we've got some things we need to correct and we'll do that."

I honestly don't know what it is exactly the fans see in Tebow. If the man was ready to play, he'd already be playing. Not too long ago, Yahoo reported that technically he is now the teams fourth-string quarterback. Basically meaning, had Tebow not been a first-round draft pick last season, he'd probably be on the practice squad right now, if not just unemployed altogether.

Good luck winning games if and when he finally does get his chance Broncos fans. You're gonna need it.


  1. I've been a Tebow fan since his Florida days. I'd love to see him get a chance to play. What does Denver have to lose? Already stink with Orton, so why not throw Tebow in there?

  2. Tebow might not be the most talented guy out there, but he's got tons of heart. Broncos need to just start him to see what he's made of.

  3. Of course you don't think Tebow can play, his names not Tom Brady. Only qb you ever give any credit to.

  4. I like Tebow as a man and I don't think he's a bad QB - at least he hasn't proven that he's bad.

    I do hate the Broncos, however, so I hope they continue to suck with whoever is at the helm.

  5. Tebow has raw potential. Denver should give him a shot. He can't do any worse then Orton.

  6. Adam B. - I have no problem giving other quarterbacks credit, when they DESERVE it. Tebow doesn't. Not yet anyway.