Midday AFC West notes on a busy Wednesday:
With Josh McDaniels out in Denver, the future of Tim Tebow in Denver has been put in question. There is a push for the Jaguars to acquire their hometown hero. Here’s a thought: If the Jaguars wanted him, they could have drafted him.
It would be way too premature to speculate that Tebow is done in Denver’s eyes. McDaniels was his biggest fan, but new coaches inherit old players all the time. Tebow still has a chance to play in Denver and I don't see him going anywhere soon.
Denver star cornerback Champ Bailey has made it clear he is not interested in more change that is coming to Denver. Bailey will keep a watchful eye on the changes after the season. Bailey is set to be a free agent, and the changes will play a major role in whether he wants to stay in Denver or move on. A great era may be entering its final stages.
Former Kansas City Chiefs star guard Will Shields was named the Walter Camp Football Foundation's 2010 Man of the Year. The award is given to some who excelled on and off the field. Shields, a 12-time Pro Bowl player, is involved with several charities. Former Denver quarterback John Elway won the award last year.
Oakland receiver Jacoby Ford is No. 9 on ESPN.com’s rookie watch.
ESPN.com’s MVP Watch has three AFC West players on it for the second straight week.
Get used to this: ESPN.com’s rumor page has a list of potential coaches in Denver. This list will be a fluid situation for the next month.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter looks at the Chargers’ difficult road to the playoffs.
In addition to signing quarterback Tyler Palko to the 53-man roster, the Chiefs put cornerback Jackie Bates on injured reserve. They also signed linebacker Micah Johnson to the practice squad.
The Broncos signed linebacker Lee Robinson from their practice squad and signed tight end Daniel Coats. They replaced linebacker Joe Mays and tight end Dan Gronkowski, who were put on injured reserve.