Mort: Tebow might be the man in 2012

DENVER -- ESPN’s Chris Mortensen is reporting that the Denver Broncos will likely keep Tim Tebow as the starting quarterback if the Broncos make the playoffs.

That makes perfect sense. If Tebow continues to improve as a passer and Denver ends up in the playoffs, the team will have no choice but to stick with him in 2012 and look to improve other areas on the roster.

In other AFC West nuggets:

Receiver Eddie Royal is among Denver’s inactive players against Chicago. He has a concussion.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted that NFL executive Ray Anderson could be a fit as president in Oakland. That would be interesting because he is not known for being a talent evaluator. So, if Oakland were to look at Anderson, it would mean it was looking to beef up the top level of its administration as it moves away from the Al Davis era.

As expected, Kansas City quarterback Kyle Orton was inactive Sunday. He injured a finger in his only throw as a Chief last week.