Kyle Orton vs. Tim Tebow: Tale of tape

Originally Published: August 5, 2011
By DJ Gallo | Page 2

Our national nightmare (aka the NFL lockout) was just about over. The Denver Broncos were preparing to send Kyle Orton to Miami. Tim Tebow would achieve his lifelong dream of being a starting quarterback in the National Football League. Then something got in the way -- the business of football.

Now Tebow finds himself playing the role of backup yet again, because for the time being Orton isn't leaving town or the role of QB1.

Is that the right call by head coach John Fox? If you break down the intangibles (which we all know from draft coverage is all that matters), I think you'll see which choice is the right one.

DJ Gallo is the founder of His first book, "The View from the Upper Deck," is available from only the finest bargain-book retailers. His next book project will be released soon. You can follow him on Twitter at @DJGalloESPN.

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